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between Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
and Israeli artist Aviv Geffen.
Formed after a meeting in 2000, the partnership
blossomed into a cross-cultural collaboration that
has already spawned two albums (Blackfield and
Blackfield II). They return in March with their third
album, Welcome To My DNA, following a gap of four
years caused by both artists recent hectic schedules.
Porcupine Tree s 2009 release, The Incident, is the band s best selling album to date, and
the band has continued to raise its profile around the world, recently playing sold out gigs at
London s Royal Albert Hall and New York s Radio City Music Hall. However, Porcupine Tree
is just one of Steven s several musical projects, which also include Blackfield, No-Man, and
Bass Communion. Steven is also a Grammy nominated producer and mixer working with the
likes of Opeth, King Crimson, and Yoko Ono. He also co-wrote and sang a song on the recent
UK number one album by Pendulum.
During the gap between albums, Aviv has released his first English language solo album
(produced by Trevor Horn) and has supported U2 and Placebo. The son of esteemed Israeli
poet Yehonatan Geffen and the nephew of Moshe Dayan, Geffen is Israel s leading counterculture
rock musician. A huge star in his native country, his
records have been greeted with critical adulation, earning him a
string of gold albums. Aviv has worked with various artists, including
Brett Anderson (Suede), Mercury Rev and Belle and Sebastian,
throughout his career but it has been his partnership with Steven
that has proved the most fertile, and both artists have been keen to
return to their work with Blackfield.
Top Customer Reviews
Steve Wilson has created a remarkable catalog of music that has thrilled me for the past twenty years or so. "Welcome to my DNA" nestles nicely into that collection and will be enjoyed for a long time. Yessir, he has done it again.
I know I will get a lot of unhelpful votes for this review, but, truth be told, this is a major misstep for Steven Wilson and Blackfield.
i was looking for something as good as blackfield 1 and 2 ....it didnt really happen.
glass house, far away, zigota and oxygen, make the cut, go to hell its one of the worst songs i ever heard.
far away its a beautiful minimalistic song with a great strings arrengment.
and also most of the song are very short.
The other Blackfield CDs had lots of interesting songs: Blackfield, Glow, Lullaby, Pain, Cloudy Now, Perfect World, Once, Christenings, Epidemic, End of the World...
But this one? Most of the songs are drowsy. Some are monotonous to the point of irritation. Some just puerile.
Blood and Oxygen come closest to standing out.
After giving it repeated listens, I'd have to say that this definitely ranks up there with Blackfield and Blackfield II. Oxygen, Waving, On The Plane, and Glass House are all great songs. Most of the others are pretty good also(Rising of the Tide is another favorite).
There are some negatives though.
1) Having a 39 1/2 minute length is criminal in this day and age. While the previous 2 release were not exactly epic in length, I just find it hard to accept anything less than 40 minutes - even if by 30 seconds.
2) Go To Hell is just the worst song ever, Blackfield or not....at least in my collection. I have nothing against angry songs. As a matter of fact, Age of Greed by Killing Joke is one of my favorites but Go To Hell is just awful. I can't even enjoy the melody because of the singing/lyrics. I understand the context in which this was written (angry at family members at the time of writing) but it just doesn't belong with the other songs. Maybe it should have been a "hidden track".
4 stars for continuing right where they left off. Give it a chance and a few listens before judging.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good, but the 1st 2 albums were killer. Still has a couple of good songs.Published 8 months ago by jeffers678
"Welcome to Mr. D.N.A." is the third studio album by the Steven Wilson/Aviv Geffen side project Blackfield, which had some potential at first listen. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ivan Howe The Great
Well, I really wanted to purchase this CD as I am a Blackfield (more Steven Wilson) fan but the second song really turned me off "Go To Hell". Read morePublished on November 7, 2013 by A. Dorsey
I love Blackfield and was very excited to find the cd online. Great cd came in perfect condition, but I could do without a couple of the songs. They drag a bit.Published on October 2, 2013 by Kattunja
I don't get it! I prolonged purchasing this album because of the negative reviews given about it. Boy was that a mistake. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Mr. E.
Not a bad third outing with one horrible waste of space via a childish, angsty song that is so stupidly included as to almost ruin the entire set; that'd be Go To Hell as almost... Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Bumble