|With Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree
Format: CD / Cat No: KSCOPE168 / Released: 28/03/2011
Track Listing: Glass House / Go To Hell / Rising Of The Tide / Waving / Far Away / Dissolving With The Night / Blood / On The Plane / Oxygen / Zigota / DNA
More information: Blackfield is the acclaimed collaboration between Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and Israeli artist Aviv Geffen. Formed after a meeting in 2000, the partnership blossomed into a cross-cultural collaboration that has already spawned two albums (Blackfield and Blackfield II). They return in March with their third album, Welcome To My DNA, following a gap of 4 years caused by both artistsí recent hectic schedules.
Porcupine Treeís 2009 release, The Incident, is the bandís best selling album to date, and the band has continued to raise its profile around the world, recently playing sold out gigs at Londonís Royal Albert Hall and New Yorkís Radio City Music Hall. However, Porcupine Tree is just one of Stevenís several musical projects, which also include Blackfield, No-Man, and Bass Communion. Steven is also a Grammy nominated producer and mixer working with the likes of Opeth, King Crimson, and Yoko Ono. He also co-wrote and sang a song on the recent UK number one album by Pendulum.
During the gap between albums, Aviv has released his first English language solo album (produced by Trevor Horn) and has supported U2 and Placebo. The son of esteemed Israeli poet Yehonatan Geffen and the nephew of Moshe Dayan, Geffen is Israelís leading counter-culture rock musician. A huge star in his native country, his records have been greeted with critical adulation, earning him a string of gold albums. An outspoken peace campaigner, he controversially refused to do compulsory military service, and his lyrics have been fiercely critical of the Israeli military and their actions.
Aviv has worked with various artists, including Elbow and Belle and Sebastian, throughout his career but it has been his partnership with Steven that has proved the most fertile, and both artists have been keen to return to their work with Blackfield.