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A collaboration between Israeli singer songwriter Aviv Geffen and British musician and producer Steven Wilson. Two yearsback and forth on the London-Tel-Aviv flight path, a mutual artistic curiosity and a close friendship are the components thatgave birth to Aviv and Steven's Blackfield project.

Aviv Geffen, a highly successful solo artist and outspoken (not to mention controversial) peace campaigner, with a string ofgold albums in his own country, discovered the music of Steven's band Porcupine Tree in the mid 90's and followed theircareer development. In 2000, he invited the b ...read more

A collaboration between Israeli singer songwriter Aviv Geffen and British musician and producer Steven Wilson. Two yearsback and forth on the London-Tel-Aviv flight path, a mutual artistic curiosity and a close friendship are the components thatgave birth to Aviv and Steven's Blackfield project.

Aviv Geffen, a highly successful solo artist and outspoken (not to mention controversial) peace campaigner, with a string ofgold albums in his own country, discovered the music of Steven's band Porcupine Tree in the mid 90's and followed theircareer development. In 2000, he invited the band to perform some concerts in Israel and met with Steven in London todiscuss the idea. Something clicked and before long they had already collaborated on the very first Blackfield song. In 2001the two met in a studio in Tel Aviv with the intention of recording a one-off EP. So pleased were they and the recordcompany with the results however, that the EP originally scheduled for release in 2001was cancelled and the decision wasmade to continue writing and recording with the aim of completing a full length LP. Over the next 18 months, the pair fitted inBlackfield writing and recording sessions whenever they could between their other commitments, and in October 2003, thealbum was complete. The collaborative songs written by each separately brought a unique meeting of cultures, whichresulted in a sophisticated, melodic, and melancholic rock album.

Since then, the duo has released three more albums. Their second eponymous album, Blackfield II, was released in 2007, followed in 2011 by Welcome to my DNA, in which Wilson's participation began to become smaller, as he was concentrating on other projects at the moment. In 2013, the duo released Blackfield IV, on which Wilson only appeared as the mixer and contributing musician/singer, along with Anathema's Vincent Cavanagh and others. However, during the 2014 tour following Blackfield IV, Wilson was present for all performances. « hide

Similar Bands: Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, No-Man, The Pineapple Thief

LPs
Blackfield IV
08/26/2013

3.5
35 Votes
Welcome To My DNA
2011

3.2
143 Votes
Blackfield II
2007

3.8
267 Votes
Blackfield
2005

3.8
316 Votes
Live Albums
Live in New York City
2009

4.3
24 Votes

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