Taken from Shift: Japan-based international online magazine features creative culture.
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This is the full version of an article written for a Canadian music paper (April, 1999), which the editor found too controversial for him to print. He told me I could not compare religions in his publication, and was unaware that they all stem from the same root myths. He would not let me state that Sylvian practices forms of
He was the sensitive soul who fronted south Londons dodgiest glam-rockers, the Worlds Most Lovely Man who chose tortured sainthood, pops preening popinjay who reinvented himself as a darling of the avant-garde. "Im damaged goods," he tells Sylvie Simmons.
An interview with David Sylvian by Jason Cowley In March 2005, the journalist and literary critic Jason Cowley travelled to New York to meet David for an article published in the Observer on 10 April. Their conversation continued over email.
David Sylvian on his new album Manafon.For his latest album David Sylvian, the former frontman of seminal 80s band Japan, takes inspiration from the life and work of Welsh poet RS Thomas. Long-time fan Hannah Jones exchanges emails with him to understand the meaning behind Manafon