It's like David Sylvian
got possessed by a Techno demon.
is one of British music's greatest artists.
After the new wave crested, he turned to solo and side projects, recording with David Sylvian
, Bill Laswell, Talking Heads' frontman David Byrne, before exploring Brazilian music and a roster of film scoring projects.
Japan, fronted by the distinctivelooking David Sylvian
, were around at the start of the decade and championed an androgynous look.
"We say that we're in love / While secretly wishing for rain / Sipping coke and playing games / September's here again." - David Sylvian
Thus we are made to realise how tiresome group nostalgia is to youth, which immediately sparks a slew of memories of how irksome it was every time one's parents insisted that David Sylvian
was all well and good, but they preferred songs where you could hear the lyrics.
"I was more of a Japan guy but not David Sylvian
performing because he is terrible live.
Grebenshchikov, David Sylvian
, Hans Zimmer and Andreas Vollenweider.
SHE'S TWO-THIRDS OF THE WAY THROUGH A COLLABORATIVE RECORD WITH DAVID SYLVIAN
, SHE'S BEEN DOING SOME SOLO SHOWS, SHE'LL BE DOING A SANDY DENNY TRIBUTE IN EIGHT THEATERS IN THE U.K., AND SHE'S PRETTY SURE SHE'S OPENING SOME SHOWS FOR LOU REED IN EUROPE.
"Exercise #2 (School)" salutes the listener with skittering percussion in the flavor of "whatever bass music is around right now," while "Exercise #5 (September)" offers a sort of half-cover of David Sylvian
packed in a wholly contemporary slipcase of snappy handclaps and loping side-chained synth pads, and the droning "Exercise #4 (Spirit)" adds the bray of VHS-grade digital sample.
- Victim Of Stars 1982-2012 This two-CD retrospective charts the career of David Sylvian
, one of the most eclectic British musicians of the past three decades.
Hawkins examines, through the songs and queer performativity of Pete Doherty, Marc Almond, and David Sylvian
, how masculinity is reconfigured through kitsch, melodrama, camp, and other transgressive behaviors.