|Blackfield | CD review | 2004|
BLACKFIELD - Blackfield LP
It's a simple enough concept, with intense melodies coupled with dark and personal lyrics, but the lush strings and combination of different cultures behind it make for a warm and compelling album rather than a depressing one.
The duo's list of influences range from Pink Floyd and
ELO to the Beach Boys and the Carpenters - an eclectic list indeed - but
comparisons can also be made with the luscious Mercury Rev and underrated
Ben Christophers as well as the moving, ethereal album that is Marillion's
Brave, particularly here on Lullaby and Hello; Blackfield
have produced a similarly classy collection of songs and it's not difficult
to see why their admirers include such high profile names as Radiohead
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