Swedish techno artist Axel Willner, known as The Field, enters The Hype Machine's most blogged artists chart after releasing an eight-minute ambient track from his upcoming third album. Also climbing into the top ten on September 8 is Los Angeles indie band HEALTH.
Hailing from Stockholm, The Field is releasing the LP
Looping State of Mind on October 25, and he recently released a cut from the album called "Then It's White." "The track has drums, but it's still pretty close to ambient, riding a diffuse piano loop and patiently unfolding its prettiness," describes
Noise rockers HEALTH last created buzz in the blogosphere last year with their remix album DISCO2. Now the band just dropped a cover of electronic artist Pictureplane's track "Goth Star" that is "surprisingly toned-down," writes blogger Cover Me. "The original stomped and roared in a hazy assault while HEALTH's cover recovers some of the buried-deep melody."
The 10 most blogged artists on The Hype Machine on September 8 at 9:00 GMT:
Zola Jesus (+1)
Kurt Vile (+2)
The Magician feat. Jeppe (no change)
The Field (+4)
The Drums (no change)
Toro y Moi (no change)
Neon Indian (+1)
Launched in 2005, The Hype Machine aggregates information from more than 1,000 music blogs worldwide. Known for identifying up-and-coming artists, the site enables music fans to easily find out what music is hot in the blogosphere and to instantly hear and buy mp3s.
Watch HEALTH's video for "Die Slow" from 2009's Get Color: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWZxThGh5wQ