was only suppose to be a one-off project between
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Aviv Geffen, but the success of
the first album and their common interest in a good pop tune made
them join forces once more to create album number two.
The word that comes to mind
when I listen to this overwhelming album is: beauty. The
soundscapes created by Blackfield fills me with joy, makes me
happy and relaxed. The songs are very emotional and quite simplistic
in form. Straight to point rock music that has more in common with
pop than rock. Timeless rock that creates feelings of melancholy and
For most parts they are
working with piano, keyboards and acoustic guitars to create a very
emotional atmosphere, and on top of that we have Steven Wilson's
intoxicating vocals, he handles most of the lead vocals on this
album, with Aviv Geffen only doing the lead for one song, while they
share the duties on 3. The orchestration, which occasional rears its
ugly head adds further depth to the songs and lifts them up on a
whole new level.
Even though Aviv Geffen has
written most of the material you are never in doubt, that Steven
Wilson is a big part of every single second of the album, his
contribution to the sound is very evident.
It's hard to describe
genius, and I am a huge fan of everything Steven Wilson touches, but
this is so profound and brilliant that I can't stop listening to it.
When the album runs out, all I want to do it push Play and listen to
the album once more...
I love every single moment
of this great piece of rock, but if I had to pick out my personal
highlights then I would say: "Epidemic", "Someday" and "End of the
World". 3 brilliant rock ballads, each one simply awesome and
without a doubt some of the best songs Steven Wilson have been a
The sound on the album
leaves nothing to be desired for; here Steven Wilson displays one of
his many talents. Not since he produced Opeth's masterpieces
'Deliverance' and 'Damnation' and the latest Sieges Even album have
I been so impressed by a production.
And this has nothing to do
with me whimping out, its just me showing appreciation for good
music no matter in which shape or form itís delivered. Sure this is
mainstream and the mellowest album I have been praising for years,
but if you like serious rock with intelligent lyrics, then I suggest
that you should take a dive head first into this wonderful
Steven Wilson and Aviv
Geffen have delivered the perfect soundtrack for a day in front of
the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa and nothing better to do than
listen to music and dream of a better place with peace and