27 October 2016 Blackfield return to full collaborative mode with new studio album - ‘Blackfield V’
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 on 10th February 2017 sees a return to the full partnership that made their first two albums such firm favourites with fans.
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.
10th February 2017 - ‘Blackfield V’ - Kscope Records
‘Blackfield V’ will be released on the following formats and are available to pre-order now: https://www.burningshed.com/store/stevenwilson/collection/11
- 2 disc - CD / Blu-Ray – presented in a deluxe media book with the Blu-Ray offering audiophiles a listening experience second to none, with the album in high resolution stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Includes a 36 page colour booklet
- Double 180g heavyweight LP - cut at 45 rpm and presented in gatefold packaging with a four page booklet and a free mp3 download.
- CD – digipack CD
- LP Picture Disc –a Limited Edition single disc 140g vinyl with MP3 download, highlighting the stunning Lasse Hoile artwork
Digital available to pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/BLACKFIELD_V_DIGITAL
Fans can get taste of what they can expect from Blackfield V here: