David Sylvian S/D

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Shaun Kinski, Tuesday, 6 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

In this order....

Secrets Of The Beehive Gone To Earth (the first two sides - destroy the instrumental stuff) Brilliant Trees Dead Bees On A Cake

Destroy: Alchemy Most of the instrumental stuff except the Plight and Premonition. Sylvian/Fripp

Baxter Wingnut, Tuesday, 6 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

There was actually a similar thread a couple of weeks ago, but I can't find it. The Orpheus 12" & Secrets of the Beehive pretty much sum up what I Like about his music.

Jez, Tuesday, 6 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Seek out : The First Day . Damage . Approaching Silence . Gone to Earth . Alchemy - an index of possibilities . Flux + Mutability .

not really necessary, but nice just the same : Dead Bees on a Cake, Secrets of the Beehive, Brilliant Trees, Plight and Premonition, Everything and Nothing

Destroy : Camphor

brian, Friday, 9 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Search: Sylvian's entire catalog

Though you will find many flaws...Brilliant Trees has tracks like Pulling Punches and Red Guitar, reminiscent of cheesy Japan tracks that were probably included to keep fans of that band satisfied...Gone to Earth,with the exception of needless Laughter and Forgetting occupying space, is flawless... Secrets of the Beehive includes a few too many songs in 6/8 time cuz Sylvo was in his serious Nick Drake psuedo folky phase, and this style only truly succeeds with the song Orpheus...Half of Dead Bees on a Cake is forgettable...

Alchemy is an enjoyable listening experience...Plight and Premonition is interesting , Flux and Mutability shows the improvisational path he would take with Rain Tree Crow (which were the guys from Japan, but it is so much better than anything they did)...Ember Glance is innocuous...

Sylvian / Fripp's THE FIRST DAY was definitely an important collaboration of the early nineties for both participants. Fripp kicks some much needed life into Sylvian and proves that he actually can be ballsy when he sets out to. the true stars of this album is the American rhythm section of Trey Gunn and Jerry Marotta, who groove so heavily throughout...the live album, DAMAGE, is easily the best live album from the nineties... Approaching Silence is a nice ambient piece that serves very well as either background listening or under close scrutiny... It's a shame that Fripp felt compelled to dredge up the old Crimson banner, cause his work with Sylvian was far superior.

gigi, Saturday, 10 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Japan>Solo Sylvian, Crimson>Solo Sylvian, gigi=mentalist. : )

Sean, Saturday, 10 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

This may be widely known or maybe not. I once read that Fripp had originally hoped (circa 92) that the lineup of Sylvian, Gunn, Marotta and himself make up the reformed Crimson. Sylvian declined, effectively leading towards Crimson's taking a huge step backward. Then, in 94, after Sylvian and Fripp completed Redemption / Approaching Silence, I read that Sylvian hoped that there was a chance of Sylvian Fripp and Gunn working once again in the trio format that they undertook for The First Day tours of Japan and Italy. Pity that this never came to fruition due to the happenings with Crimson. So Sylvian decided to do the Slow Fire tour as a solo performer in 95.

megan, Saturday, 10 August 2002 00:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

i can't believe he left "wave" and "forbidden colors" off of "everything and nothing" and put some of the crappy stuff he did on there.

akm, Sunday, 3 August 2008 06:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

anyway right now I can't think of a better 40 minute album than the first half of "gone to earth". at the risk of sounding like Bimble or something, this thing really kicked my ass all week. probably twice a year I got back on Sylvian binges and it's always something different that stands out as his high point.

akm, Sunday, 3 August 2008 06:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

also, those ingrid chavez collaborations (the four songs from little girls with 99 lives) are pretty terrible (except for the one without her on it).

akm, Sunday, 3 August 2008 06:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

search: blemish, nine horses stuff, secrets of the beehive, gone to earth

destroy: dead bees on a cake

ConnieXX, Sunday, 3 August 2008 08:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh no someone else besides me revived a David Sylvian thread. Oh my god. I could go on and on and on about Gone To Earth. Please don't get me started.

Also I recently tried the Damage album with Robert Fripp. I was actually pleasantly surprised, though I guess my expectations were low. There was an especially amazing song on that..."Every Colour You Are". I don't think I made it through the whole album, though. Not sure if I heard the last two songs or not.

So much music, so little time.

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Sunday, 3 August 2008 10:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

New David Sylvian album

http://www.davidsylvian.com/

13.03.09: David Sylvian ‘Manafon’

We’re preparing for the release of David’s new album ‘Manafon’. It’s a powerfully bold, uncompromising work featuring contributions from Evan Parker, John Tilbury, Keith Rowe, Christian Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, and many more. We’ll be sharing more information on the release shortly.

djmartian, Friday, 13 March 2009 21:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've been listening to Smokey Robinson and thinking that he must have been on big influence on Sylvian's vocal style (the little waver in his voice). I suppose it was obvious because of the "I Second that Emotion" and "Ain't that Peculiar" covers...but for some reason I never made the connection in the actual style of singing.

Patrick South, Friday, 13 March 2009 21:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is the only good news i've had all week

akm, Friday, 13 March 2009 22:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

This is gonna be chock a block with catchy tunes then...

sonnyboy, Friday, 13 March 2009 22:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

tilbury and rowe together again. pretty excited here.

jed_, Friday, 13 March 2009 23:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

This sounds awesome - hopefully a followup to Blemish at last.

toby, Friday, 13 March 2009 23:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

"tilbury and rowe together again. pretty excited here."

no, from what I know about these recordings, there were some made in Vienna (w/ Rowe, Fennesz, Stangl, others), some in Tokyo (w/ Otomo, Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura, I think Tetuzi Akiyama?), and there must have been others made in London with Tilbury and Evan Parker and others (this is the first I'm hearing of this last part). anyway, Keith and John didn't play together, or I certainly would have heard about it.

and as this looks basically like a David and the Erstwhile All-Stars project, I'm pretty excited to hear the results. FWIW, the Tokyo and Vienna recordings were made quite some time ago, I believe, late 2005/maybe early 2006?

jon abbey, Saturday, 14 March 2009 14:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

thanks for the info, jon. i didn't love blemish but i'm still excited to hear this.

jed_, Saturday, 14 March 2009 20:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm hoping it's more snow borne sorrow than blemish

kamerad, Saturday, 14 March 2009 21:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

just judging from the other musicians, I think it's going to be pretty new territory for him.

jon abbey, Saturday, 14 March 2009 22:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

I heard that this will be both a CD and DVD, and that it may be out as soon as April (although that's a really quick turnaround, so let's see).

jon abbey, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 21:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

looks like I was part right:

"Manafon's release date is set for Sept 14th. Manafon will be available in two editions. A regular CD/digipak edition and a twin volume deluxe edition with CD and DVD featuring the film 'Amplified Gesture'."

http://samadhisound.com/

jon abbey, Friday, 17 July 2009 02:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Sadly the title of the film makes me think of an even angrier flipping of the bird.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 July 2009 02:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wire cover story next month too, dunno who's doing it/did it.

jon abbey, Monday, 20 July 2009 06:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

That'll be just over ten years since dude's last cover story, then.

http://www.thewire.co.uk/images/artists/sylvian_david/COVER179.jpg

anagram, Monday, 20 July 2009 11:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Press waffle sent out just now:

On Manafon, Sylvian pursues "a completely modern kind of chamber music. Intimate, dynamic, emotive, democratic, economical." In sessions in London, Vienna, and Tokyo, Sylvian assembled the world's leading improvisers and innovators, artists who explore free improvisation, space-specific performance, and live electronics. From Evan Parker and Keith Rowe, to Fennesz and members of Polwechsel, to Sachiko M and Otomo Yoshihide, the musicians provide both a backdrop and a counterweight to his own vocal performances - which, minus one instrumental, are nakedly the center of each piece.

Sylvian's voice has never been so dominant or so striking, and his resonant tenor and deliberate vibrato captivate the listener from the start of "Small Metal Gods." Its prominence would come off as egotistical - except that each performance is an exercise in self-exposure, and each character study is written in the third-person, to allow the maximum detachment.

"It's like a one-man monologue in which every change of light and backdrop is crucial to the carrying of the central performance. It's an ensemble work even though there is a central performance." Though the setlist is all ballads, romanticism is out, and no percussion provides a pulse. All the melody and rhythm rest in the voice. Aside from overdubs of acoustic guitar or John Tilbury's somber, Feldman-esque phrases on piano, Sylvian enhanced but did not reconfigure the improvisations, giving himself just the skeletons of songs to guide him.

When an instrument locks with the lyrics - as when Fennesz introduces a texture that clinches the disaster of "Snow White in Appalachia" - the moment is indescribable; when it dissolves, Sylvian doesn't pause. Neither a complement nor a Greek chorus, the instrumentalists maintain an ambiguous attitude to the singer, and what he's saying. When Sylvian's delivery implies sympathy or mockery on "The Greatest Living Englishman," the music is cantankerous but dry, and Otomo Yoshihide's abrupt snippets of classical vinyl may or may not share the joke.

The closing track, "Manafon," depicts the British poet R. S. Thomas. Sylvian explains that it is "a description of a man of faith, who struggles with that faith, who imposes an order on the external world in the hope of finding it internally. A man who embraces the morals and values of his faith and lives by them but who also struggles with the silence that burns inside his own heart and mind. God's silence. He's a man out of time who begins to look, on the surface, more like some tragicomic figure as time passes. While he seems to be an insufferable individual in many ways there's a quixotic element in his quest for knowledge, for upholding morals and values that even he struggles with when it comes to believing in their efficacy."

Manafon's contradictions lay at the heart of its excellence. It's driven not just by the tension between improvisation and composition, frontman and ensemble, or in Sylvian's words, "intimacy and solitude." Manafon captures the dilemma of a man who studies himself clincically, but cannot truly understand himself; who's disillusioned, but maybe laughably so. The most common sensation, which hangs in almost every note, is a feeling of suspense. The sole instrumental - to which Sylvian also contributes - sounds less like a performance, and more like a wellspring of possibilities.

The album ends simply on a phrase and a breath. But there's a happier ending in its other theme: Manafon also explores the creative process. Intuition drew Sylvian to these pieces and these players, and the surprises they bring: a cello visiting like a warm hand on a forehead, the unpredictable use of unadulterated sine waves, the brassy path of Evan Parker's soprano sax solo. Manafon has a forbidding core, but aesthetically, each piece is an engrossing discovery.

"Maybe I'm attracted to the stories of individuals who search for meaning on their own terms," says Sylvian. "But what I'm fascinated by is the devotion to a creative discipline. The meaning with which the work imbues the life regardless of its reception and, to a certain extent, its importance."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 14:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

This new one's killing it. Reminds me a touch of the start to Laughing Stock in its fragmentary/rough-edged feel, but maintained and developed in different directions throughout the album, while Sylvian's always a calm center.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 30 July 2009 04:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

often he's a calm centre to generally calm songs. nice to hear that there's a bit of a rough dynamic to this one.

Charlie Howard, Thursday, 30 July 2009 05:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

He's certainly been playing around more with that over this decade but this is probably his most consistent work on that front. It's not the songs are explosive -- they're understated but very unsettled.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 30 July 2009 05:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J2IkSNO2Bo
:O

Turangalila, Thursday, 30 July 2009 05:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow Ned, that sounds great! Can't wait.

young depardieu looming out of void in hour of profound triumph (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 30 July 2009 09:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

That video alone... great, great stuff.

young depardieu looming out of void in hour of profound triumph (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 30 July 2009 09:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to this a lot. Loved what the Polwechsel guys did with Dean Roberts (i.e. Autistic Daughters).

Joerg Hi Dere (NickB), Thursday, 30 July 2009 09:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

am i missing something? that video is just the live version of "a fire in the forest"

damo tsu tsuki (r1o natsume), Thursday, 30 July 2009 12:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

yes that's what i'm hearing.

psyched about this

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 30 July 2009 12:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ah, thanks damo, didn't pick that up.

young depardieu looming out of void in hour of profound triumph (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 30 July 2009 14:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

Actually I meant to post another video, but am at work. It's David talking about all the musicians he worked with for this album.

Turangalila, Thursday, 30 July 2009 17:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

Finally something to look forward to.

I played that video and—what is it, a promo? it's hard to tell—I actually hope the album doesn't have too much of that granular, burbling Fennesz sound in it. It worked once, brilliantly, but the minute I started watching the video I caught myself thinking "that's a bit of a dated sound, eh?" Maybe I have absurdly high expectations here, but some of that melodic software improv stuff hasn't aged all that well to my ears.

Sachiko M, though, is basically the anti-Fennesz though so I'm sure it will all come out balanced. Pity Ami Yoshida—Sachiko M's old partner in the delightful Cosmos—isn't onboard. Her chirping and retching noises + Sachiko's hiss and crackle would have been a beautiful voice/electronic dual counterpoint to the Sylvian croon + the Fennesz syrup.

I'm going to go run around in the yard for a minute.

VahRehVah (fields of salmon), Sunday, 9 August 2009 23:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

fields of salmon, that video was fanmade. No clips from the album have surfaced online as far as I know.

Turangalila, Sunday, 9 August 2009 23:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Search song: Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit – The Librarian (feat. David Sylvian) *aka* Nine Horses - The Librarian.

Moka, Sunday, 9 August 2009 23:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

did anyone hear When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima from 2007? one long ambient piece made up of field recordings made at naoshima. based on the collaborators alone i'm guessing it's pretty good

damo tsu tsuki (r1o natsume), Sunday, 9 August 2009 23:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

gahhhh when will Manafon LEAK goddamnit :(

Turangalila, Sunday, 9 August 2009 23:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

did anyone hear When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima from 2007? one long ambient piece made up of field recordings made at naoshima. based on the collaborators alone i'm guessing it's pretty good

― damo tsu tsuki (r1o natsume), Sunday, August 9, 2009 11:33 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

Love it! Haven't dound a copy of it myself, so have to do it with my illegal mp3. But it's great ~ stretching his common 'song' sound and length for an entire album. It's quite blissful.

young depardieu looming out of void in hour of profound triumph (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 10 August 2009 00:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

dound=found

young depardieu looming out of void in hour of profound triumph (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 10 August 2009 00:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Sachiko M, though, is basically the anti-Fennesz though so I'm sure it will all come out balanced. Pity Ami Yoshida—Sachiko M's old partner in the delightful Cosmos—isn't onboard. Her chirping and retching noises + Sachiko's hiss and crackle would have been a beautiful voice/electronic dual counterpoint to the Sylvian croon + the Fennesz syrup."

ha! someone should do a mashup of Ami's part of Soba to Bara with the Manafon backgrounds, Sobafon.

anyway, sadly for your plan, Sachiko and Fennesz don't overlap here. the individual personnel for each track are listed in a post at the link below, the only track Sachiko is on is the one I'm by far the most excited about, mostly for the personnel but also for the title:

the greatest living englishman (10:55)
music: akiyama/sachiko m/nakamura/yoshihide/sylvian
lyrics: sylvian
electric and acoustic guitar (left channel): tetuzi akiyama
no-input mixer: toshimaru nakamura
sine wave sampler: sachiko m.
turntables, acoustic guitar (right channel): otomo yoshihide
piano: john tilbury
vocals: david sylvian

http://www.japansylvian.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1671&start=30

jon abbey, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 04:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

that lineup is all kinds of amazing.

Turangalila, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 04:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

@ [email address removed] (r1o natsume)

Been trying to get back to you, but the ILX-mail robot continues to fail on me. Could you drop me an e-mail at [another mail removed] ?

young depardieu looming out of void in hour of profound triumph (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 08:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

Search song: Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit – The Librarian (feat. David Sylvian) *aka* Nine Horses - The Librarian.

I believe they're different versions, albeit not dramatically.

Sylvian's done some fantastic guest vocal appearances, search these recent ones:
Tweaker - Pure Genius
Fennesz - Transit
Blonde Redhead - Messenger
Takagi Masakatsu - Exit/Delete
Punkt - Angels
Arve Henriksen - Thermal

Also there's a recent Samadhi sampler called "The World Is Everything" with two great Sylvian tracks, "The World Is Everything" and "Sleepwalkers".

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 12 August 2009 20:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

wright's voice is less repellent than sylvian's with this sort of music, but i wish there was an alternate, vocal-less version of this.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 2 November 2014 22:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Ahh... that's an old shot at this point, right? 2009 or so?
Have only seen a couple pics since... the one promoting 'abandon hope' in '13 and a shot with Joan as Policewoman on her fb page from '11.

Not that I keep track of these things. haha

mr.raffles, Monday, 3 November 2014 00:54 (two years ago) Permalink

wright's voice is less repellent than sylvian's with this sort of music, but i wish there was an alternate, vocal-less version of this.

If you're being "repelled" by poetry readings then I'd suggest this isn't the record for you, then. I understand not necessarily wanting to listen to this in the shower or whatever but Wright's readings are essential to this piece. Plus, I actually love his voice.

At any rate, been listening to this a ton the last several days. It's very, very good. I wouldn't say it bears much resemblance to Plight insofar as Sylvian is no longer moored to drones ... this is a much more granular work. Which is one reason the Vaughn Williams-inspired conclusion is really an amazing way to wrap this up.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 9 November 2014 14:43 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, I mostly listen to music while showering (!?)

Sure, you can consider this a poetry piece, where the spoken words are of primary interest. but it also contains gorgeous music that could be satisfying/engaging without the spoken voice parts. I understand that they're meant to compliment each other. While Wright's poetry is interesting here, it takes me out of the enveloping musical environment.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 9 November 2014 15:38 (two years ago) Permalink

His style/flow has enough detachedness and sort of ease about it, and the frequency of the spoken passages is such that it's easy to get lost in the parts without voice. Listening to it a lot today, it does have an engaging, story-like quality.. however fragmented it is. The music possesses an ineffable beauty throughout the hour-long duration.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 10 November 2014 03:36 (two years ago) Permalink

kinda odd that John Tilbury's name is not "featured" on the album cover... his playing is the most prominent feature of the recording.

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 17 November 2014 16:54 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Wright passed away two weeks ago.

I was listening to this record again this morning, went to the Wiki page to read more about his work and...

Michael Jones, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 22:16 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Seems there's a new Sylvian coming in September on Confront Recordings!

mr.raffles, Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:43 (two years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Looks like Sylvo is doing some recording. Good news.

http://www.angharaddavies.com/

7 - 13 .12.15 Skogen
Recording with David Sylvian
Angharad Davies + Anna Lindal, violin
Leo Svensson Sander, cello; Magnus Granberg, piano;
Rhodri Davies, harpa; John Eriksson, vibrafon;
Henrik Olsson, percussion + glass; Erik Carlsson, percussion
Petter Wastberg, elektronik och objekt
Toshimaru Nakamura, no-input mixing board

mr.raffles, Monday, 25 January 2016 06:19 (one year ago) Permalink

Not dead, then.

Mark G, Monday, 25 January 2016 07:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Unmentioned above, but also search the two guest appearances on Mick Karn's Dreams Of Reason Produce Monsters, "Bouy" (also on the Everything and Nothing compilation) and "When Love Walks In" (which, AFAIK, appears nowhere else). If Rain Tree Crow doesn't quite hit the spot, these two recordings (with Steve Jansen on drums) are arguably the last Japan recordings.

Flesh emoji (Sanpaku), Monday, 25 January 2016 07:19 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

http://goldenpages.jpehs.co.uk/2016/06/27/symposium-on-the-edge-improvisers-on-music-and-methods/

Who's going to Norway?
"David Sylvian has curated an ensemble for On the Edge: Keith Rowe, David Toop, Rhodri Davies, Rie Nakajima and Phil Durrant."

mr.raffles, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 17:43 (one year ago) Permalink

wish this guy would do another album and tour

akm, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 18:39 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Nothing from Blemish and beyond?

pomenitul, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 03:11 (five months ago) Permalink

I knew he was going to withdraw from vocal work but he hasn't done anything since "There's A Light That Enters Houses With No Other House In Sight" (which was disappointing considering the great stuff he'd done with Fennesz before).

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 03:16 (five months ago) Permalink

he did a single since then where he was just fucking around and making noise in an old schoolhouse. not recommended even for the most open of minds

just another (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:24 (five months ago) Permalink

I really wish he'd put out something new that he sang on. I love Blemish. I've grown to like Manafon as well.

akm, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:56 (five months ago) Permalink

but I can't quibble with Alfred's list there, those are all fantastic songs. I'd probably swap Darkest Dreaming for I Surrender though and added A Fire in the Forest.

akm, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:57 (five months ago) Permalink

just checked his site and he's got something new coming out that lists his contributions as "voice, vocal treatments, electronics", which leaves some hope but we all know it's going to be more like "there's a light" than "blemish": http://www.confrontrecordings.com/core-series

just another (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:47 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Super good new album w Wastell and Davies.

https://youtu.be/WyGjBJ6TpLQ

The storytelling nature of the material probably makes this more enjoyable to ppl than 'Playing the Schoolhouse'. Maybe even entertaining?

At this point, everybody realizes 'Manafon' is a classic, right?

mr.raffles, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 03:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Eh, I'm not convinced by "There's No Love". It's missing something for me that was found on "Uncommon Deities". Maybe it was the short form of each track that was the difference, or maybe I just want him to sing again!

The last time I listened to "Manafon" I liked it much more than previously, but I still prefer the reworked versions on "Died In The Wool".

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 13:47 (two months ago) Permalink

" I still prefer the reworked versions on "Died In The Wool"."

me too

akm, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 23:36 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Sylvian drops a new country song on soundcloud out of the blue: https://soundcloud.com/user-516495290/beautiful-country-rough-mix

akm, Friday, 22 September 2017 13:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(this is one of the songs from a project with Joan as Policewoman that seems to have stalled or died or something)

akm, Friday, 22 September 2017 13:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Thanks for posting that, I'll take his scraps!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 22 September 2017 23:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Them's pretty good scraps! Builds up a nice head of steam by the end too.

Wonder if this means more is on the way?

mr.raffles, Saturday, 23 September 2017 05:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I hope so!

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Saturday, 23 September 2017 08:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Gone, seemingly.

djh, Saturday, 23 September 2017 20:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Good thing I downloaded it.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 23 September 2017 21:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Argh, just getting to this now. Is anyone willing/able to share?

doug watson, Saturday, 23 September 2017 21:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

apparently there's another one that's still up? is this an unreleased track? https://soundcloud.com/user-516495290/modern-interior

just another (diamonddave85), Saturday, 23 September 2017 21:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That's from a compilation.

Whoever needs a copy email me geraldmcbb at h0tmail d0t c0m

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 23 September 2017 22:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it's still there, at least for me.

akm, Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

From the comments it looks like he took it down and then re-upped it.

heaven parker (anagram), Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That beautiful country remix is flowing nicely. I especially appreciate that his voice seems less affected than i remembered it.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 24 September 2017 19:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Since I already posted my e-mail address, if anyone wants a giant ZIP of David's rarities (64 tracks), drop me a note.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 24 September 2017 19:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

E-mail sent! <3

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 24 September 2017 20:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

another newish one he put up there that had slipped me by: https://soundcloud.com/user-516495290/jacqueline-demo

akm, Monday, 25 September 2017 15:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Both soundcloud tracks remind me how much I've missed his ambient pop work. Hopefully his willingness to post older tracks is based on some new creative drive.

doug watson, Monday, 25 September 2017 17:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

We'll see, he said a few years back he was done with vocal work. Of course he wouldn't be the first artist to change their mind.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 25 September 2017 18:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

anyone know explicitly what his illness was? i saw something about his back at some point, but I thought maybe it was actually his lungs or something; perhaps he's lost his voice.

akm, Monday, 25 September 2017 18:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

So 21 people downloaded the odds and sods comp I made. Any thoughts, favorite bits, etc? For me, I'm surprised and pleased how good 5 hours off (mostly) collaborations flows, David's voice really makes the songs his own.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 9 October 2017 15:55 (one week ago) Permalink

It's taken me awhile but I'm finally appreciating David's later collaborations, which are also captured on Sleepwalkers, as much as his earlier ones. (If anything, it's the Dead Bees era that I now find the least interesting.) And yeah, his voice def brings a cohesiveness to this collection.

doug watson, Thursday, 12 October 2017 13:19 (four days ago) Permalink

I haven't done an A/B comparison, but I think many of the tracks on "Sleepwalkers" are remixed to some extent.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:07 (four days ago) Permalink

yes they are

akm, Thursday, 12 October 2017 23:41 (four days ago) Permalink

Oh hey Gerald I dropped a line re this collection -- did you get it?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 October 2017 23:51 (four days ago) Permalink

It was in my junk folder. ;-) Replied.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 13 October 2017 02:01 (three days ago) Permalink

Thanks!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 October 2017 02:15 (three days ago) Permalink

In a fb post about his Weinstein tweets (that he's since deleted), DS said he considers himself "retired".

mr.raffles, Friday, 13 October 2017 16:26 (three days ago) Permalink


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