TAKEN FROM NEW STUDIO ALBUM BLACKFIELD V
Everything is broken
Everything is chaos
Following the recent release of their new studio album V, Blackfield, the collaboration between Israeli songwriter and musician Aviv Geffen, and British musician and producer Steven Wilson, have revealed a new video for the song “Lonely Soul”, created by long time collaborator Lasse Hoile (www.lassehoile.com).
Hoile explains his inspiration for the clip “when I heard Lonely Soul for the first time I just felt it was like a scene from one of the many stories I’ve heard over the years, people’s experiences dealing with depression and anxiety. It became a personal story after a very good friend of mine had been suffering a great deal with this, and with their depression not being treated properly it developed into a form of self loathing.
Although sad, this is an important subject I think we all need to be aware of and hopefully we will learn to reach out and help each other. The hardest part is often asking for help.”
Along with playing shows in Europe with Biffy Clyro last month, Aviv Geffen recently held his 6th Annual Rock Gala in Tel Aviv. The sold out show was a chance for him to celebrate his 20 years since the release of his 1997 album, Full Moon.
Aviv Geffen invited special guests to perform on the night including the UK’s Jake Bugg, fellow Israelis Dudu Tassa, Orit Shachaf and Avi Buffalo. The event also saw a rare collaboration between Geffen and Iranian dissident musician Shahin Najafi (http://www.shahinnajafimusic.com/about-shahin-najafi ) in what was described in the New York Times as “an effort to prove that despite bitter enmity between their countries, ordinary people can find common ground. As they performed the rare Hebrew-Farsi fusion Thursday night, the standing-room-only audience of 6,000 gave a rousing applause.”
Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/03/03/world/middleeast/ap-ml-israel-iran-peace-concert.html?_r=3
BLACKFIELD V – The album
“The band’s palette is rich and assuredly dense. Strings stutter and fall, the tone can best be described as lush, gentle and reassuring” – Classic Rock (UK)
“An album that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime, Cryptic Rock gives Blackfield V” 5/5. CrypticRock.com (USA)
“With its smooth ballads and its stirring pop-rock hits “Blackfield V” is the most brilliant album of Blackfield.” Music Waves (FR)
“The mixture of the typically Geffen classy Pop and Porcupine Tree strokes is similary brilliant like on the first two albums…” Rock Hard (DE)
“Once again, this pair of aces surprised us again with an intimate and emotional album”. Metal Hammer (ES)
…perfect production…brilliant arrangements…’ IO Pages (NL)
Blackfield V was written and recorded over a period of 18 months in both Israel and England and contains 13 linked songs that form a flowing 45 minute ocean themed song cycle. With the duo 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 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.
- A Drop in the Ocean (1.23)
- Family Man (3.37)
- How Was Your Ride? (3.58)
- We’ll Never Be Apart (2.54)
- Sorrys (2.58)
- Life is an Ocean (3.26)
- Lately (3.24)
- October (3.31)
- The Jackal (3.56)
- Salt Water (2.39)
- Undercover Heart (4.02)
- Lonely Soul (3.42)
- From 44 to 48 (4.31)
Blackfield V will be released on the following formats all of which are available to purchase now: http://found.ee/BLACKFIELD_V
- 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
(Photo: Hajo Meuller)7