Blackfield ( Steven Wilson)
Blackfield = 180g remastered=
1 x LP
limited + bonus 12inch
( 2004 ) 2017 EU reissue on 180g LP -includes the popular singles ’Hello’, ‘Pain’, ‘Blackfield’ and ‘Cloudy Now’, the debut album by the art rock band featuring Steven Wilson, and Israeli rock singer Aviv Geffen,
Release date: 30-09-2017(originally released in 2004)
2017 EU reissue on 180g LP=Reissue of the 2004 debut album by Blackfield, the band of Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson & Aviv Geffen. The album is a fan favourite serving as a high benchmark for all progressive music released since and includes the popular singles ’Hello’, ‘Pain’, ‘Blackfield’ and ‘Cloudy Now’.
A1 Open Mind
B3 Cloudy Now
B4 The Hole In Me
Producer, bandleader (No-Man, Porcupine Tree) and multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson joined forces with Israeli singer/songwriter Aviv Gefen in 2000, when Gefen invited Wilson to play with him for a series of concerts in Israel. Their first album as a duo, recording under the name Blackfield, does betray their mutual love of 1960s and 1970s classic rock, but it also contains more than a hint of an '80s influence -- at times the band sounds like a cross between Tears for Fears and a more organic-sounding Pet Shop Boys. Lyrically, they throw down the gauntlet early -- the first line of the first song goes "Here's a song from an open mind." Everything else is no big surprise: scars are mentioned more than once, as are nightmares, pain, death and sorrow. But Blackfield's sound is anything but morose. The music isn't exactly chipper, but it's always rich and pretty, and at times (as on the album-ending "Hello") it's downright grandiose. There are also quite a few sonic surprises thrown into the mix, such as the almost subliminal found-sound experimentation on "Lullaby" and the sudden incursion of Middle Eastern reeds and a drum'n'bass breakbeat in the middle of the otherwise sweet and dreamy "Scars."
Extra info: limited
Bonus(cd,single,download): bonus 12inch
Originally released: 2004
This release: 2017