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3 stars For my taste the music on this album is a bit less exciting and in some parts even boring compared to PT's releases. But one can say that it's a very harmonic and melancholic kind of music. Still BLACKFIELD sounds more like PT than Steven Wilson's other side projects, but more like albums as Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun though being more laid back and more harmonic. The sound is very "polished" in a way and I'm missing some edges in it.

Most of the songs are starting mellow and acoustically with either guitar or piano developing some mid-tempo pomp on their way by involving mellotron and strings (synths). Not all of them are really great, a bit dull but still nice to listen like Glow, Lullaby! and Pain. Others are real gems in Art Rock with great melodies, masterful composition and very harmonic vocals like Open Mind, Blackfield, Scars, Summer and The Hole In Me. Late Pink Floyd could come to one's mind as a comparison.

As a SUMMARY Blackfield is for sure not a masterpiece but still an album that is very nice and relaxing to listen. Nothing more and nothing less. So I would say 3 stars is an adequate rating.

hdfisch | 3/5 |


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