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2010 release from the critically acclaimed British band. Following a self-imposed three-year hiatus, Field Music returns with a new 20-track double-album of artful English pop. Powered by brothers and co-frontmen Peter and David Brewis, Field Music's line-up now includes Kev Dosdale (guitar and keys) and Ian Black (bass). Field Music (Measure) is a gloriously rich album that entwines the brothers' renewed love of the Rock music canon with a rediscovery of some of Pop's overlooked adventurers.

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..a highly ambitious double album without sag or filler full of inspired decisions. 4 out of 5 stars --MOJO magazine

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. In the Mirror
  2. Them That Do Nothing
  3. Each Time Is a New Time
  4. Measure
  5. Effortlessly
  6. Clear Water
  7. Lights Up
  8. All You'd Ever Need to Say
  9. Let's Write a Book
  10. You and I
  11. The Rest Is Noise
  12. Curves of the Needle
  13. Choosing Numbers
  14. The Wheels Are in Place
  15. First Come the Wish
  16. Precious Plans
  17. See You Later
  18. Something Familiar
  19. Share the Words
  20. It's About Time


Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 16, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Memphis Industries
  • ASIN: B002ZTQVMK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,298 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Cale E. Reneau on February 17, 2010
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The last time we heard from Field Music was on 2007's phenomenal Tones of Town, an album that turned out to be one of the decades best - a sleeper-hit if there ever was one. If one could even find a flaw in that album, it would most likely be its brevity; clocking in at barely 30 minutes. Well it looks like the Brewis brothers are trying to make up for lost time because their latest release, Measure, is...a double album! If you're like me, the very term makes you uneasy, what with all the memories of bands who have been unable to hold a normal person's interest over the course of two whole CDs. Field Music, an unlikely candidate for such an endeavor, actually does a pretty decent job. While Measure may not be as instantly classic as its predecessor, it does have a wealth of music on it - both in length and depth!

On the band's previous albums, emphasis was placed heavily on piano-led compositions with expertly-crafted string compositions. The guitar, an instrument at the forefront of any modern band, was assigned to accompaniment duties, rarely getting a chance to lead a song's instrumentation. However, Measure is a very guitar-centric album, and it has more of a rock feel as a result. One could logically assume that this is due to the departure of keyboardist, Andrew Moore, but Measure is all the more interesting for it. David and Peter have the opportunity to shine in places where they had yet to fully display the depths of their talent (at least with Field Music). All that to say this: don't be too caught off guard when the album's opener features minimal, distant keys and heavy guitars.
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A song like the supremely bouncy "Effortlessly" or the jagged rock of "All You'd Ever Need To Say" might fool listeners into thinking that Field Music have merely refined their power-pop aesthetic from 2007's Tones of Town, but cherry picking a few tunes here and there from what is undoubtedly an intimidating album would be doing the band a disservice. Despite its eminently poppy nature and the accessible way the brothers Brewis continually harmonize, Measure is the kind of album that requires multiple listens to fully appreciate, a record that mixes David and Peter's disparate natures into something that might be called prog-pop. It's there in the dangerous opening lick of "In The Mirror," where a threatening guitar riff raises the tension only to be deflated by the intensely jovial, intensely British pastoral jaunt of "Them That Do Nothing." It's an odd juxtaposition and one that immediately sets the tone for the rest of the album, a theme that can be succinctly summed up with one cliché: expect the unexpected.

Sure, there's your typical XTC homage in the jittery "Each Time Is A New Time," your odd hint of David Bowie in the title track, and the brothers do a damn fine John and Paul impression on their flawless harmonies, but Field Music slowly and surely develops into its own beast as the first disc melts into the second. The little things you may have passed over in your first cursory listen to things start to pop out. The sharp angles and meticulously designed jabs and fuzzy riffs of the brother's preferred mode of expression, the guitar, begin to take on a life of their own.
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Field Music's Measure album is an astounding achievement for two young songwriters. The Brewis brothers are compelling song writers and arrangers who work in a short pop song format; but they bring polyrythms, melodic development, and sophisticated harmonies to their 3-4 minutes gems. Their lyrics also show a wisdom too,far beyond their years.
They use many of the same compositional skills that can be heard in "progressive rock" bands. But they keep their melodies more accessible and their thematic development concise by working in the short pop song frame work. The fact that both brothers alternate between playing lead guitar and singing and playing drums may explain why their songs have so much rhythmic drive as well as variety.

If you had to pick a comparison of who they may sound like you could say Beatles melody, Beach Boy harmony and Gentle Giant rhythmic development.

Their music is also very well recorded and is a sonic delight with a great variety of timbres. And if you like headphone listening this is a particularly delightful album to listen to on headphones.

They deserve wide spread recognition and I hope they continue to write and evolve their work with the strong degree of musicality that they have brought to such fruition on "Measure".
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3rd release since 2005 from British art/pop trio. This is fresh, truly innovative indie pop with crisp,
ringing guitars, pristine melodies, gorgeous harmonies and gently angular twists, punctuated by
surprise bits of classic rock sounds. Members also play in School Of Language, The Week That
Was. Some similarities to XTC, Magic Numbers, New Pornographers, Beach Boys, Hidden
Cameras, Beatles, Fleet Foxes, Futureheads. The whole album is beautifully played,
meticulously constructed & produced; subtly understated and complex, with a genuine growing
power.
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