Straight from the northern wastes of Illinois, Endless Field Studios, Volume 3 anthologizes the musical visions from your favorite underground collective. There is new blood and expanding borders within the EFS roster. Con the Master emerges from the rubble of Neo Tokyo a new track forged from childhood memories. Pullahs broadcasts deconstructed dub from the Mediterranean region while Swim Ignorant Fire holds down the fort with those timeless midwest drones. Heavy Ghost is back from the dead in all their retro-futuristic glory with a revamped lineup. The pensive temporal displacement of Arthur Zdrinc is complemented by the northern information movement’s musings of a certain darkness. The old vanguard is here, too: Bridges of Königsberg, LAKE R▲DIO, Connectedness Locus, Everything Comes in Cycles; Everything Fades in Shades, and Sioum with new songs across the board. These dozen tracks represent the very best of Endless Field Studios. Thank you for listening.
Straight from the northern wastes of Illinois, Endless Field Studios, Volume 2 incarnates the music of EFS in a unified vision. With thousands of visitors and plays each month, EFS has grown from a dream to a thriving underground movement. If the website, the social networks, and the internet itself are all but abstracted aspects of the collective, then this album is a paragon.
If you were to stand in the red, fertile planes of this place, at that time of day when the sun casts black and gold patterns across the hills, you might catch a glimpse of the EFS artists. Maybe they're cruising down a forested road in a Jeep full of electronic equipment, or recording the sounds of a partially developed cookie-cutter subdivision. Maybe they're hauling gear out of a basement practice space and into a van, or even stealing southern gazes to Chicago and the myriad of venues and mysteries that lie there.
Featuring exclusive tracks from LAKE R▲DIO, Connectedness Locus, Everything Comes in Cycles; Everything Fades in Shades and Con the Master as well as classics from Bridges of Königsberg, Sioum, Heavy Ghost and Lunar Day. Also featuring Ending Days: a very special track from an ill-fated collaborative experiment. In late 2010, EFS artists established an online forum to develop audio tracks together, but soon after it's birth, robots selling chotchkies overran it. To stop the robots from spreading to other parts of the internet the artists obliterated the forum. This song is the only artifact recovered from the ruinous husk of the server...
Straight from the northern wastes of Illinois, Endless Field Studios, Volume 1 brings together past, present, and future tracks from the diverse array of musicians at EFS. The internet wasn’t ready for EFS when it exploded onto the scene in back in 2009 and all signs are pointing to the internet still not being ready until the second quarter of 2077. The music is just that good (really good! good job! great!) and that cheap (free!). From the lush post-rock of Sioum to the smooth techno of Analog Fire, from the tidal synths of Connectedness Locus to the grandiose wonder of Bridges of Königsberg, this album has it all. Endless Field Studios, Volume 1 is truly a core-sample of everything EFS stands for.
Featuring upcoming releases from Sioum, adamjmoore, and Analog Fire; exclusive tracks from Lunar Day & Connectedness Locus (this is the only place to get them!); and past tracks from Bridges of Königsberg, Pstetwoo, Heat Peanuts, Eno, and Everything Comes in Cycles; Everything Fades in Shades.