Memphis Industries – January 10th
From the buoyant pulse running through Making A New World, it is difficult to reconcile the album with the dark subject matter at its core. Born out of a project documenting the effects of the First World War for the Imperial War Museum, Field Music’s Making A New World is a 19-track-long walk through histories known and unknown.
The jaunty piano-led ‘Coffee or Wine’ tells of the anxiety felt coming home to a new world, while the sombre ballad, ‘A Change of Heir’ tackles the first gender reassignment surgery. Packed with ragged beats, jittery guitar riffs, and rippling funk bass, Making A New World balances historical documentation with creative exploration, giving you new ways to ponder over your history thesis on the dance floor.