Blackfield (Aviv Geffen & Steven Wilson) return to full collaborative mode with their new album – Blackfield V – due for release on 10th February 2017
First listen of music from the album is available on the Kscope Podcast (Episode Eighty) – kscopemusic.com/podcasts
Blackfield is the collaboration between Israeli songwriter and musician Aviv Geffen, and British musician and producer Steven Wilson. Blackfield V, due for release on Kscope in early 2017, sees a return to the full partnership that made their first two albums such firm favourites with fans.
Watch above as Kscope go behind the scenes in Trevor Horn’s studio in London whilst the trio, Aviv Geffen with Steven Wilson and producer Alan Parsons, were recording the newest Blackfield album. Aviv and Alan explain how all three of them came together, and what can be expected from the new record.
The pair makes for a formidable musical force; Geffen has worked with legendary producers Tony Visconti and Trevor Horn, has played live with U2 and Placebo, and is currently a judge on the Israeli TV show The Voice. Wilson, after a long tenure as the leader of the hugely influential band Porcupine Tree, has since embarked on a highly successful solo career, achieving 3 UK top 40 albums (the most recent also making the top 3 in Germany, and The Netherlands), and 4 Grammy nominations.
Written and recorded over a period of 18 months in both Israel and England (Studios – Pluto – Tel Aviv, Bardo – Tel Aviv, Sarm – London, Moonlight – Tel Aviv, No Man’s Land – Hemel Hempstead, Angel – London, Air Lyndhurst – London); Blackfield V contains 13 linked songs that form a flowing 45 minute ocean themed song cycle. With the pair expertly handling vocals, guitars, and keyboards, they brought in Tomer Z from the Blackfield band on drums, Eran Mitelman on keys, and string arrangements were performed by the London Session Orchestra. Blackfield V is a powerful journey through catchy melodies, lush arrangements, and stunning production, with legendary producer / engineer Alan Parsons working on three of the album’s key tracks.
The albums stunning artwork photography comes from long time collaborator Lasse Hoile with design courtesy of Carl Glover.
Both musicians consider Blackfield V to be their best collaboration to date.
Israel’s leading counter-culture rock musician Aviv Geffen returns with Blackfield IV, featuring Steven Wilson and other special guests.
Blackfield was started by Aviv and Steven in 2001 and have previously released the critically acclaimed albums Blackfield (2004), Blackfield II(2007) and 2011’s Welcome To My DNA.
Since Welcome To My DNA, Geffen’s profile has continued to rise and Aviv has worked with legendary producers Tony Visconti and Trevor Horn, played live with U2 and Placebo, and has been a judge on the Israeli TV show, The Voice.
Aviv contributed the writing and vocals on Blackfield IV, with Steven Wilson – who also mixed the album into stereo and 5.1 surround sound – adding guitar and vocal parts.
This limited 2 disc digi-book edition includes a DVD-AV featuring the surround mix presented in MLP Lossless & DTS 9624 and a 24-bit stereo mix presented in MLP Lossless & LPCM.
Pills (download here)
X-Ray (feat. Vincent Cavanagh – Anathema)
Sense of Insanity
Firefly (feat. Brett Anderson – Suede)
The Only Fool is Me (feat. Jonathan Donahue – Mercury Rev)
Kissed by the Devil
After the Rain