I don’t think we discuss particle physics on ABON quite as often as we should. The most mind-boggling consequence of the recent claims that neutrinos may be able to travel faster than the speed of light is that the concept of causality may not be as universally valid as we had imagined. Because – and you may not follow this completely – but, if things can travel faster than the speed of light, then results can occur before the actions that supposedly caused them have taken place in the first place. Hence the rib-tickler of a joke that’s been doing the rounds in all the funkiest labs over the last few weeks: “Barman says ‘we don’t serve neutrinos’. A neutrino walks into a bar”.
Which sort of gives me a perfect excuse to introduce the 2011 album of the year in October before all the albums of 2011 have been released.
Not necessarily putting it down to my intake of neutrinos but I do already know for sure that ‘Looping State Of Mind’ by The Field is the album of 2011.
More consistently brilliant than his debut (see ABON 0019) and a massive return to form after his disappointing second album, ‘Looping State Of Mind’ takes what you can do with a sampler and looping machine to higher levels than us lesser mortals thought possible.
Here’s ‘Arpeggiated Love’ as a taster. Other – even more remarkable – tracks from the album will feature on ABON at a later date. Or maybe they already have. Who can tell these days?