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
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David Sylvian undertook an internet webcast interview in September 2000. The video can be seen elsewhere on this site (here). Sascha Paulick produced this article at the time (originally in three parts) including a transcript of the event for the David Sylvian fan-page, Slow Fire, and has kindly given permission for the text to be shared on this site.
Who wants to be a Pop star anyway? Certainly not David Sylvian, pop’s very own Garbo. Mark Cordery takes a peek into his reclusive world. Published in Record Mirror, 10 November 1984.
Since DAVID SYLVIAN split Japan at their zenith nearly a decade ago his fans have been praying they’d got back together. And now they have, under the name of RAIN TREE CROW. STEVE SUTHERLAND meets Sylvian to discover the impetus behind the band’s re-emergence.
The last two years have been a period of transition for David Sylvian, but he’s now in a new collaboration with Holger Czukay and a new solo single and a major retrospective set of his post-Japan recordings scheduled for November release. PAUL LESTER reports on one of rock’s most enigmatic figures.
Four years in the making, and twelve years after his last solo album Secrets of the Beehive, David Sylvian offers us another opportunity to immerse ourselves in his unique aural landscape with his long-awaited new solo album, entitled Dead Bees on a Cake. The album offers us a sonic experience that is both familiar and refreshingly new. A truly contemporary album, but one that is not guided by the current fashion of the day. A pop album by all...
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