Japan, fronted by the distinctivelooking David Sylvian
, were around at the start of the decade and championed an androgynous look.
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.
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.
Last month's top five: Rokia Tragre (Africa singer), Kelly Joe Phelps, Monteverdi, Bob Marley, David Sylvian
plus any of Jordi Savall's recordings (`my hero').
, Blemish (Samadhi Sound) The former pop icon reemerges as a convincing experimentalist, wrapping his sumptuous baritone around Derek Bailey's angular guitar and Christian Fennesz's electronic mulch.
But we [songwriters] are all terrible artists--Joni Mitchell, Captain Beefheart, Brian Eno, David Sylvian
These two albums featured guest appearances from Will Oldham, David Sylvian
, The Smith's Johnny Marr, The Cure's Robert Smith, and Elysian Fields' Jennifer Charles.