Thursday, July 30, 2009

new solo Sylvian

On September 14, David Sylvian will bestow a new musical venture upon the world with the release of "Manafon", his first solo album since he released "Blemish" in 2003.

It will also mark 31 years since the release of Japan's debut album, "Adolescent Sex". And in one fell swoop, that little piece of sunshine makes me feel quite ancient.

By no means has David been quiet for the last six years. In 2005 he delivered the exquisite and sumptuous "Snow Borne Sorrow" as a member of Nine Horses, a collaborative project with his brother, Steve Jensen, and electronic composer, Burnt Friedman. It's a magnificently produced longplayer which deserves your undivided attention.

"Manafon" will be available in two editions - a standard CD in a digipak and a twin volume, deluxe package which will include the CD accompanied by a bonus DVD featuring the film, "Amplified Gesture".

The album promises to be another powerfully bold, uncompromising work. Some of the contributors on "Manafon" include Evan Parker, John Tilbury, Keith Rowe, Christian Fennesz and Otomo Yoshihide.


  1. My own personal DJ. Thanks for the tip.

  2. so looking forward to this one. always loved the sylvian and his many, many faces!