Chris Field Preview
Those people familiar with Chris Field preview music (the music heard during a film preview you would see on television) will truly enjoy his debut CD, "Sub-Conscious." Consisting of eight flowing tracks, Sub-Conscious is a combination of stellar acoustic orchestration and innovative new-age electronica, with cinematic and classical influences mixed in.
Not simply Chris Field preview music, Sub-Conscious hypnotically undulates between the borders of many different styles. Its musical sense is influenced by classical stylings, ambient synthesizer sound, wistful string ensembles, and pop /folk sensibilities. Take all of these influences together and you have Sub-Conscious. It strikes the ear as a cinematic film score that can be split up to into eight distinct tracks, each with their own unique identity.
Principally, Sub-Conscious offers a series of dialogues between Chris' string arrangements, vocal melodies, and (mainly) acoustic percussion. Up-tempo tunes like "Days" and "D&A" are juxtaposed perfectly with slow and flowing tracks like "Five" and the title track. Sub-Conscious has opened to a warm reception by Chris' fans and industry critics alike. All in all, Sub-Conscious is a sample of all the different genres to which Chris Field can be ascribed.
Chris Field preview music is rooted in the deepest depths of our mental capacity. On a first listen, it's obvious that his sound is beautiful and catchy. But the more you listen to it, the more you begin to understand the subtleties of his orchestral arrangements, the intricacies of his vocal melodies. With the help of the Northwest Sinfonia Orchestra, Chris Field has managed to achieve what few artists can on their debut attempt. He has succeeded in creating music that is entirely unique, and at the same time commercially viable.