These New Puritans continue to evolve, three years on from their critically acclaimed second album Hidden and five years on from their inspired post-punk debut Beat Pyramid. Field of Reeds is a dark, honest and experimental orchestral work that reflects the band’s love of Bach, Britten and Stephen Sondheim. It marks a sonic deviation for the band and represents another uncompromising shift from a band without peer. Arranged with conductor André de Ridder, Field of Reeds also features basso profundo Adrian Peacock, renowned British jazz trumpeter Henry Lowther, Dutch contemporary composer Michel van der Aa, Swedish soundtrack arranger Hans Ek and Portuguese jazz singer Elisa Rodrigues.
These New Puritans released Field Of Reeds in June 2013 on the Infectious label. The album includes contributions from string and woodwind players, a children's choir, and singer Elisa Rodrigues -- all of which lends itself to yet another eclectically brilliant release from Southend's finest. Tracklisting: 1. This Guy's in Love With You 2. Fragment Two 3. The Light in Your Name 4. V (Island Song) 5. Spiral 6. Organ Eternal 7. Nothing Else 8. Dream 9. Field of Reeds