******UPDATE – RELEASE DELAYED UNTIL JANUARY 19th 2017******
Kscope have announced Blackfield’s fifth album – Blackfield V – which will be released in November. The good news is Steven Wilson has once again fully collaborated with Aviv Geffen on this release. Wilson had taken a step back from the band’s fourth album, and even announced his departure from the band due to preferring to concentrate on his solo career. Fans will be hoping this album can repeat the creative highs of Blackfield I and Blackfield II.
Official announcement from Kscope’s Facebook page:
BLACKFIELD V will be released on 18th November by Kscope, and sees a return to the full partnership that made the first two albums such firm favourites with fans. Written and recorded over a period of 18 months in both Israel and England, 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, Tomer Z from the Blackfield band on drums, and string arrangements performed by the London Session Orchestra, the album is a powerful journey through catchy melodies, lush arrangements, and stunning production. Legendary producer / engineer Alan Parsons produced three of the album’s key tracks.
Both musicians consider Blackfield V to be their best collaboration to date. The album will be released by Kscope as a Digipack CD with a 16 page booklet, CD/Blu Ray with high resolution audio, and double vinyl.
Cover photography by long term Steven Wilson collaborator Lasse Hoile.