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The Middle 31:32


PLAYFIELD is a three-album trilogy project, and its second volume, The Middle embodies its name in every way. Described by the musicians behind it as a center of conflict, of a collective dynamic, of rising tension and different voices, or in their words, as they “agree to discover and resolve or abandon [the project].” Throughout the extended track, Carter’s clarinet engages with Ishito’s saxophone, sharing the soprano section with Luisa Muhr’s indecipherable vocals. Bassist Zach Swanson sets a steady electric structure, complemented by Panikkar’s sparse drumming, and Plak’s weighted keys. Guitarists Namenwirth and Takahashi perform assuredly, and playfully around the other structures. The album’s arc, after slowing in the middle, crescendos at the end towards an unknown conclusion, ending as it began. PLAYFIELD’s three albums will be offered online and in an exclusive, limited-edition CD pressing of 50.


released April 17, 2021

Daniel Carter: Horns and Reeds
Luisa Muhr: Voice
Ayumi Ishito: Sax
Eric Plaks: Nord piano
Aron Namenwirth: Guitar
Yutaka Takahashi: Guitar
Zach Swanson: Bass
Jon Panikkar: Drums

Recorded on October 4, 2020 by Aron Namenwirth and Yutaka Takahashi
at C.O.W. (culture of waste) 166N 12th st. Brooklyn N.Y.
Mix engineer and dub organizer: DJMAGIKCLOWNS
Mastered by Jon Rosenberg

All music by Playfield (Five Seven Seven Records Music, ASCAP)

Painting by Aron Namenwirth
Album design by Mark Smith

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