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3 stars First of all, Blackfield fans will not be disoriented. The new album "For The Music" is a series of short sometimes inspired (like For The Music), sometimes poppy (like Summer's Gone) or sometimes quite depressing (like It's So Hard) songs, well executed and well produced as usual that does not differ much from the previous albums. Aviv Geffen and Steven Wilson stay in their comfort zone, not even trying to risk something new like, why not, a 6-minute tune. The music in itself is not bad but it lacks the Wilson touch in my opinion. But, by listening to the upcoming new SW album, you quickly discover that the Wilson touch is not what it used to be ! But that's an other story. At the end, the most disappointing point would be the length of the album, that looks to me more like an EP : total time just over 30 minutes. Yes, you read right. 30 minutes. Which is in my opinion is rather outrageous. Hard to believe that 2 musicians as talented as Wilson and Geffen would not have enough materials for a couple of more songs. In this time of pandemic, I would rather listen to the new Wobbler album for helping me fight the gloomy atmosphere looming upon us. That said, For the Music is not my cup of tea but good enough to deserve 3 out of 5 stars.
Mellotron lover | 3/5 |


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