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BLACKFIELD: NYC - LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY

Blackfield

 

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memowakeman
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4 stars Good evening, we are Blackfield!

This project led by Aviv Geffen and Steven Wilson has released a couple of studio albums so far, and this DVD. Both albums are pretty good and easy to enjoy, however one may argue about if it's a progressive rock band or not, though that is not really important, seems that for some people it does matter.

Who knows Wilson's works might feel Blackfield is way too pop and catchy, that is evident if we compare projects, but the important thing is what music can create on you, no matter its style or labels, so please sit comfortable, buy you a drink, some chips and enjoy this DVD. Released in 2007, "Blackfield Live in New York City" is a great concert where the band performed most of their better recognized catalogue.

The show features eighteen songs and a total time of 90 minutes. If you are previously familiar with Blackfield, and like it, then you will have a feast of quality (pop) music. The five musicians on stage are very talented and that can be noticed in each and every of the songs. Wilson's skills on guitar are awesome as usual, and his voice is very gentle when it is needed, a clear example is the surprising cover of Alanis' "Thank You", which was a cool performance.

Aviv Geffen's vocals are usually criticized, though it is evident that he might not be the best singer, his voice within this project is indispensable because it puts a special, heartfelt flavor to the music. Tracks like "Glow", "Miss U" or "End of the World" are a good example of his potential. He also plays quite good guitars and keyboards.

I also want to emphasize the work of drummer Tomer Z, who plays actually good, despite I don't usually put my complete attention on drums, here that cannot be missed, because his style is awesome, powerful and exciting, the perfect example is the performance of "Once", which by the way was played twice in this show, an odd thing.

Once I listen to Blackfield, I have to finish the album, or in this case the whole DVD because I really like the music, some songs mean a lot to me. Some of my favorite moments are "Once", "Miss You", "Epidemic", "Glow", Where is my Love?", "Pain", "End of the World", "Someday" and "Cloudy Now", I actually cannot mention a song I don't like.

Curiously, I watched it last Saturday just before attending to a friend's wedding, and really enjoyed it. Visually it is not really spectacular, well, just if you like Aviv Geffen. Love this DVD, my final grade will be four stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 4/5 |

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