David Sylvian

English singer David Sylvian

David Sylvian is an English singer-songwriter and musician who came to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead vocalist and main songwriter in the group Japan. His subsequent solo work is described by critic Jason Ankeny as "a far-ranging and esoteric career that encompassed not only solo projects but also a series of fascinating collaborative efforts.
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Music Review: David Sylvian - A Victim of Stars: 1982-2012
Seattle Pi - almost 6 years
Music Review: David Sylvian - A Victim of Stars: 1982-2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 04:14 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2012 [...] glam. Gentlemen Take Polaroids was Japan's first album on Virgin Records, where Sylvian remained until the recent formation of his own Samadhisound label. For whatever reason, the set opens with a remix of "Ghosts," which initially appeared on the Everything And Nothing album from 2000. What is striking is how strong both the music, and the voice of David Sylvian remain throughout. Besides the three Sakamoto tracks previously mentioned, the first disc contains eight more tunes hailing from the 1980s. If his '80s work proved that serious artistic statements could be made within the fashionable MTV-friendly confines of synth-pop, his music of the past 10 years or so...
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JULIANNA BARWICK - "THE MAGIC PLACE" (ASMATHIC KITTY, 2011) - Blitz
Google News - over 6 years
"Prizewinning" seria certamente um tema adequado às experiencias laboratoriais de um David Sylvian. E já o tema final, "Flown", tem aqui uma outra pitada de Philip Glass lá no meio. Não é um disco fácil, mas certamente é uma obra que traz alguma paz
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Concerto all'alba di Stalteri a Torre Guaceto - La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Google News - over 6 years
Insieme a David Sylvian, Roger Eno, David Torn e Harold Budd partecipa al progetto “Marco Polo” di Nicola Alesini & Pier Luigi Andreoni. Ha collaborato a opere di A. Curran, M. Castelnuovo, A. Minghi, G. Di Michele e ai cd di Arlo Bigazzi,
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Um grupo que privilegia a liberdade - Diário de Notícias - Lisboa
Google News - over 6 years
A possibilidade de o trio gravar com John Butcher (conceituado saxofonista na área da música improvisada e que colabora no recente Died in the Wool de David Sylvian) surgiu em 2010: "Tivemos um convite para tocar na Culturgest e começámos logo a pensar
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Andy e Fabio Mittino Un esperimento da applausi - La Provincia di Como
Google News - over 6 years
Non poteva essere altrimenti visto che il duo, l'uno ex pard di Morgan nei Bluvertigo, valente chitarrista nei Rezophonic il secondo, proponeva un omaggio a due esploratori del pentagramma come Robert Fripp e David Sylvian. Sul palco solo chitarra,
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Nytt perspektiv på det ofattbara - Svenska Dagbladet
Google News - over 6 years
Det är ett brett spektrum som figurerar: en norsk folkvisa, David Sylvian, Radiohead, Midlake, eller sakral musik: ”Father, I stretch my arms to thee”. I början av programmet säger Knausgård att verkligheten är neutral och att litteraturen laddar den
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The Blackout - Soundblab
Google News - over 6 years
His sour, metallic John Foxx/David Sylvian croon with its mannered, third-hand Bowie vowels (this from a resident of Oregon!) is like a little prod every time you hear it on 'How I Hate You' or 'Dead Ringers', reminding you exactly who did this stuff
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Zeit-Ton - ORF.at
Google News - over 6 years
Zudem stellt Andreas Felber die neue CD "Died In The Wool" von David Sylvian vor, in deren Rahmen der britische Sänger einige der 2009 auf "Manafon" vorgestellten Songs einer Neubearbeitung unterzieht
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DEUS: 2 nuove date a Dicembre per la rockband belga - rockON.it
Google News - over 6 years
Keep you Close nasce in compagnia di due grandi produttori come Adam Noble (Paul Mc Cartney, U2, Guillemots) e soprattutto David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, David Sylvian, Placebo), segna un cambio di direzione rispetto al recente passato affidandosi ad un
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Maria & the Mirrors - Soundblab
Google News - over 6 years
Keira was really into Kate Bush and all the many works of David Sylvian. I think Crystabel was into Da Brat and Uriah Heep. We were all into Elastica though. Justine Frischmann brought us together. Their second album The Menace is amazing! (It is!
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Critic's pick: Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins, 'A Scarcity of Miracles' - Lexington Herald Leader
Google News - over 6 years
But things really get cooking on This House, which is introduced by soundscapes and a wordless wail from Jakszyk that recalls former Fripp accomplice David Sylvian in temperament. A more defined guitar fuzz from Fripp that echoes his masterful '70s
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The Horrors - Skying Album Review - Contactmusic.com
Google News - over 6 years
The Horrors love of all things Germanic such as Neu! and Kraftwerk is none more evident than on the epic 'Moving Further Away', its nagging keyboard riff shifting in and out of focus while Badwan does his best David Sylvian impression, repeating the
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Susanne Sundfør til Punktfestivalen - Fædrelandsvennen
Google News - over 6 years
Punktfestivalen har tidligere annonsert at David Sylvian, Minibus Pims med John Paul Jones fra Led Zeppelin og Them Crooked Vultures og Helge Sten fra Supersilent og Motorpsycho. I tillegg til at Susanne Sundfør skal holde en konsert alene,
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Jazz Fest continues with Tünel Feast - Hurriyet Daily News
Google News - over 6 years
... a combination of jazz music and electronic elements. 123 will be accompanied by famous Norwegian trumpet player Arve Henriksen, who has collaborated with numerous artists including David Sylvian and Nils Petter Molvaer. He is known
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Cape music picks: July 1 2011 - Mail & Guardian Online
Google News - over 6 years
Expect a polymorphic mix of vocals, guitar noise, cutting-edge electronics and analogue soundscapes that creates an open aural map reminiscent of David Sylvian, Brian Eno and Aphex Twin. Waiting Room, Long Street (above Royale Eatery), Cape Town,
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David Sylvian - Died in the Wool: Manafon Variations - Humo The Wild Site
Google News - over 6 years
Zaten wij te wachten op een remake van onze favoriete cd van 2009, 'Manafon' van David Sylvian? Nee. Zijn we tóch blij dat deze eigenheimer 'Died in the Wool: Manafon Variations' in onze brievenbus heeft gedropt? Ja! Hoewel de helft van de tracks al op
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Destroyer and the return of soft rock - The Guardian
Google News - over 6 years
I was into David Sylvian, but I kept that secret because it's not really teenager's music." Rather than using Kaputt to recreate his own youth, or an idealised version thereof, Bejar returned to sounds he had actively rejected at the time – the David
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Sylvian
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 53
    The tour was cancelled in late January 2012 due to Sylvian's poor health.
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  • 2011
    Age 52
    Also in 2011, Sylvian acted as the artist in residence at the Punkt Festival in Norway.
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  • 2010
    Age 51
    In 2010 Sylvian released a compilation disc of his collaborative works with musicians over the last 10 years – Sleepwalkers includes songs with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tweaker, Nine Horses, Steve Jansen, Christian Fennesz and Arve Henriksen.
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    In 2010, Sylvian talked about Manafon, and said: "What happened with Manafon was that the work abandoned me.
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    In 2010 Sylvian said, "Since the early '80s I've been interested in deconstructing the familiar forms of popular song, in retaining the structure but removing the pillars of support.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 40
    In 1999, Sylvian released Dead Bees on a Cake, his first solo album proper since Secrets of the Beehive twelve years earlier.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 36
    In the late summer of 1995, Sylvian undertook a one-man solo tour which he called 'Slow Fire – A Personal Retrospective'.
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  • 1993
    Age 34
    Sylvian declined the invitation, but he and Fripp recorded the album The First Day released in July 1993.
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  • 1992
    Age 33
    Chavez and Sylvian quickly developed a bond and decided to travel together throughout the UK and the US, where they eventually settled after marrying in 1992 (they divorced twelve years later).
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  • 1990
    Age 31
    Also in 1990, Sylvian reunited with the former members of Japan for a new project.
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    In 1990, Sylvian collaborated with artists Russell Mills and Ian Walton on the elaborate multi-media installation using sculpture, sound and light titled Ember Glance – The Permanence of Memory.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 29
    The album yielded one of Sylvian's most well-received songs, "Orpheus", and was later followed by his first live outing as a solo artist, 1988's 80-day world tour "In Praise of Shamans", featuring Robbie Aceto, Richard Barbieri, Mark Isham, Steve Jansen, Ian Maidman and David Torn.
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  • 1985
    Age 26
    In 1985, Sylvian released an instrumental EP Words with the Shaman, in collaboration with Jansen, Hassell and Czukay, a recording that, when re-released the same year as full-length album Alchemy: An Index of Possibilities, included the addition of Sylvian's "Steel Cathedrals", the soundtrack to his video release of the same name.
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  • 1983
    Age 24
    He also worked with Sakamoto on the UK Top 20 song "Forbidden Colours" for the 1983 Nagisa Oshima film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.
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  • 1982
    Age 23
    In 1982, Sylvian released his first solo collaborative effort with Ryuichi Sakamoto, entitled "Bamboo Houses/Bamboo Music".
  • 1981
    Age 22
    In an October 1981 interview, at the pinnacle of the New Romantic movement in mainstream pop music, Sylvian commented "There's a period going past at the moment that may make us look as though we're in fashion."
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  • 1980
    Age 21
    In 1980, the band signed with Virgin Records, where Sylvian remained as a recording artist for the next twenty years.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1958
    Born
    Born on February 23, 1958.
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