A predominately instrumental compilation album, a companion piece to 'Everything And Nothing', this release also featured a number of remixes and previously unreleased material. The original 2002 limited edition release also included a remix of the 'Plight and Premonition' CD. Limited edition comes in a digipack with a bonus CD. Beautiful packaging. 'Booklet' is a fold-out poster, with a magnificent picture by Kevin Westenberg. Album is dedicated to David's manager and best friend, Richard Chadwick and to Declan Colgan. Design of the artwork is (of course) by Russell Mills, with assistance of Michael Webster.
2002 compilation of instrumental tracks from the former lead singer of Japan and Rain Tree Crow. 'Wave', 'Plight' nand 'Upon This Earth' were all newly remixed by Sylvian. 'Red Earth', 'New Moon At Deer Wallow' and 'Big Wheels In Shanty Town' were originally recorded by Rain Tree Crow.
Limited Edtion 2002 Compilation of Instrumental Tracks from the Former Lead Singer of Japan and Rain Tree Crow. Camphor showcases the instrumental side of David Sylvian's oeuvre, being a compilation of various instrumental directions from 1986 to 2000 (when he parted company with Virgin) As with all compilations, there are many tracks left off, fans will have the majority of tracks here & the various stand-alone albums (Plight&Premonition, Alchemy, Flux&Mutability, Approaching Silence, the second disc of Gone to Earth etc) all work completely…but Camphor does hold together well and showcases Sylvian's ambient-credentials.
A number of the tracks have been given a subtle remix by David to bring them in line with his personal requirements while others have been given more obvious updates and changes. All the material has been completely remastered. Like everything else he does, musical iconoclast David Sylvian's idea of a retrospective compilation is very different from the norm. Sleepwalkers is a 16-track, hour-plus collection focused on his many collaborations during the previous decade. Included are alternate takes from his own albums, remixes, reworked material and his contributions to the albums of others.
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.
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.
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.