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On the Periphery: David Sylvian - A Biography: The Solo Years  

Posted by free4magazines at July 24, 2015
On the Periphery: David Sylvian - A Biography: The Solo Years

On the Periphery: David Sylvian - A Biography: The Solo Years
Language: English | AZW3 / EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B00XA1IOMM | 2015 | 617 pages | 0.8 MB / 0.6 MB / 1 MB

At last, the definitive biography of David Sylvian is available. This book — which has taken 3 years to complete — tracks the period of Sylvian’s solo career from 1982 to 2015. As well as being one of popular music’s most innovative and influential composers, Sylvian is an enigmatic and complex man, and the musical, personal, and spiritual journey he has undertaken over the last three decades is profoundly fascinating. The book begins as Japan — the band that Sylvian fronted in the late 1970s and early 1980s — broke up. As Sylvian embarked on his solo career, few would have appreciated the extent to which innovation and improvisation would become the central focus of his work.
David Sylvian - Manafon (2009) [CD+DVD] {Samadhisound Deluxe Edition + Japan SHM-CD Edition} [combined re-up]

David Sylvian - Manafon (2009) [CD+DVD] {Samadhisound Deluxe Edition + Japan SHM-CD Edition} [combined re-up]
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© 2009 SamadhiSound / P-Vine | Sound CD ss016 dx / PVCP-8616
Experimental Rock / Art Rock / Jazz

2009 album from the acclaimed British vocalist and former member of Japan. David Sylvian is a man apart. In a thirty-year career that spans the New Romantic movement, ambient works and Progressive Rock, and mature and esoteric Pop, Sylvian has tested popular styles and bent them to his own vision. 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.
David Sylvian - Died In The Wool. Manafon Variations (2011) {2CD SamadhiSound ss021}

David Sylvian - Died In The Wool. Manafon Variations (2011) {2CD SamadhiSound ss021}
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© 2011 SamadhiSound | sound cd ss021
Rock / Avant-Garde / Modern Composition / Experimental

Died in the Wool — variations on David Sylvian's 2009 release Manafon with the addition of 6 new pieces, including collaborations with acclaimed composer Dai Fujikura, producers Jan Bang and Erik Honoré and a stellar roster of contemporary musicians and improvisers. Released as a Double CD digipak in a hardboard slipcase. Disc Two featuring audio from the installation When We Return You Won't Recognise Us.

David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - Damage (1994) {2014 DGM Remaster}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 28, 2016
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - Damage (1994) {2014 DGM Remaster}

David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - Damage (1994) {2014 DGM Remaster}
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© 2014 Panegyric / DGM / RF | DGM0523
Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

With a well-received studio album in the form of The First Day issued in summer 1993, Sylvian/Fripp took to the road for a lengthy tour to support the release. Trey Gunn reprised his role from the earlier tour and studio recordings as stick player, while Pat Mastelotto joined the group on drums, a position which led to his being offered a role in the 1990s King Crimson, a band in which he has remained a member of every line-up since. Producer and recordings artist Michael Brook completed the touring ensemble.
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - The First Day (1993) {2014 DGM Remaster}

David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - The First Day (1993) {2014 DGM Remaster}
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© 2014 Panegyric / DGM / Robert Fripp | DGM0522
Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Following on from their glorious and lyrical collaborative work on Gone To Earth, David Sylvian and Robert Fripp produced the unexpectedly fiery and funky The First Day in 1993. Hypnotically groovy and intensely vicious, while showcasing Fripp's Soundscapes identity, the album marked a departure for Sylvian and can be more easily understood as a missing King Crimson link between Three Of A Perfect Pair and Thrak than a typical post-Japan Sylvian venture.
Rain Tree Crow (ft. David Sylvian) - Rain Tree Crow (1991) {2006 Virgin Remaster}

Rain Tree Crow (ft. David Sylvian) - Rain Tree Crow (1991) {2006 Virgin Remaster}
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© 2006 Virgin Records Ltd. | 0946 3 63066 2 9
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental Rock / Experimental Ambient / Alternative

Rain Tree Crow is the result of a collaboration between former Japan members David Sylvian and Mick Karn. Sylvian and Karn teamed with keyboardist Richard Barbieri and Steve Jansen, adding guitarists Phil Palmer and Bill Nelson for their self-titled debut. Like a mellower, new age-oriented version of Japan, Rain Tree Crow explores stark soundscapes that sound alternately beautiful and desolate. Although it is a bit too challenging to provide a good introduction to Sylvian and Karn's music, the album remains fascinating for their fans.
Hector Zazou & Bernard Caillaud - Quadri + Chromies (2005) [CD+DVD] {Taktic Music} (ft. David Sylvian and Brian Eno)

Hector Zazou & Bernard Caillaud - Quadri + Chromies (2005) [CD+DVD] {Taktic Music} (ft. David Sylvian and Brian Eno)
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© 2005 Taktic Music | 12957.0139.2
Rock / Experimental Rock / Electronic

The music on this disc is just incidentally something remotely 'ambient'. Most of the time it's experimental electronic music, vaguely remembering the avant-garde scene from the late 60's and seventies. At first listen, that is. When you listen more closely, you'll hear that this music perfectly fits the 2006 timeframe. It's clicks, cuts, hums and bleeps, but there's something most other recordings in this field mostly seem to lack: emotion. (It's exactly that in which this music resembles Murcof's 'Remembranza')
David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive (1987) {2006 Virgin Remaster}

David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive (1987) {Virgin Remaster 2006}
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© 2006 Virgin Records Ltd. | 0946 3 63076 2 6
Art Rock / Experimental Rock / Experimental Ambient

While the album's overall ambience is consistently quiet, sensual, and dimly lit, there are subtle dynamic shifts among the individual compositions. The moodily acoustic "When Poets Dreamed of Angels" is countered by the hymn-like "Let the Happiness In," while the rhythmic pulse of "The Boy With the Gun" is followed by the almost abstract "Maria." The result is an album varied in texture yet unified in mood. Arguably Sylvian's finest effort, SECRETS OF THE BEEHIVE offers a haunting, sustained musical experience.
David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (1986) [2CDs] {2006 Virgin Remaster}

David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (1986) [2CDs] {2006 Virgin Remaster}
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© 2003, 2006 Virgin Records / EMI | 0946 3 63073 2 9
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental Rock / Experimental Ambient

Digitally remastered reissue, in standard jewel case, of this 1986 album from the former vocalist of Japan. 20 tracks total including seven bonus tracks, 'River Man' (Remix), 'Gone To Earth' (Remix), 'Camp Fire-Coyote Country' (Remix), 'Silver Moon Over Sleeping Steeples' 'Camp Fire-Coyote Country', 'A Bird Of Prey Vanishes Into A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky' & 'Sunlight Seen Through Towering Trees'. Guests include Bill Nelson, Robert Fripp, & Mel Collins.
Steve Jansen - Slope (2014) [3CD] {Burning Shed Digisleeve Edition} (ft. David Sylvian) [re-up]

Steve Jansen - Slope (2014) [3CD] {Burning Shed Digisleeve Edition} (ft. David Sylvian)
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© 2013, 2014 Burning Shed / Steve Jansen | bshed 1305
Experimental / Experimental Electronic / Avant-Garde / Ambient / Alternative

Released to highly positive reviews in 2007, Slope was the debut album from Steve Jansen (Japan / Rain Tree Crow). Exhibiting a bold combination of inventive rhythms, intricate programming and emotive vocal performances, the album features guest contributions from an impressive line-up including David Sylvian, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim), Joan Wasser (Joan As Policewoman), Thomas Feiner, Anja Garbarek, Nina Kinert, and Theo Travis. As Jansen explains, "With Slope, I approached composition attempting to avoid chord and song structures and the usual familiar building blocks. Instead, in an attempt to deviate from my own trappings as a musician, I wanted to piece together unrelated sounds, music samples, rhythms and 'events'."