Interview by Alan Bangs on BFBS
Articles and Interviews
Printed/audio articles and interviews
David Sylvian, Mark Isham Interview by Tom Schnabel at Radio KCRW, Santa Monica on April 5th, 1988.
After a 30-year career, David Sylvian has just released his most adventurous album yet. With a new, and largely improvisational, approach to music, he tells PM why he feels hes only just beginning to learn his craft.By Jonathan Wingate as published in Performing Musician (december 2009)
Nenad Georgievski is a well respected music reviewer known for his work on All About Jazz. This interview is for me the definite Manafon interview. No need for more same question and answer interviews anymore. This interview has been re-pubished with kind permission of the author.
“DAVID SYLVIAN: WITH PURPOSE”A conversation with a former Japan member, solo artist and life enthusiast, this eloquent englishman speaks about Rain Tree Crow, his solo work, life and his role in it all.By Kathleen Galgano
by Dave Rimmer Having spent over five years behind a thick layer of make-up, David Sylvian has emerged from the cocoon of Pop Celebrity to make a butterfly foray into the avant-garde. His new work lies somewhere between wallpaper and revolution. But nobody seems quite sure.
David Sylvian: ‘Do gentlemen still take Polaroids? I think they take Viagra now!’ The former Japan frontman on cancelling his tour, the influence of the stars and finding his way as a solo artist by Richard Vine, first published on Thursday 8 Mar 2012
Exorcising Ghosts (Rain Tree Crow) by Mark J. Prendergast (Lime Lizard, May 1991) From surrealist parrots to the japan reunion, Mark J. Prendergast gets ambient with David Sylvian who explains why it’s o.k. to shout insults at bricks.
Exorcising Ghosts, David Sylvian by Tim Goodyer The charismatic singer, composer and lyricist rejoins the former members of Japan for their first LP in ten years. Tim Goodyer talks technology, philosophy and improvisation with David Sylvian.
Originally published by Sound On Sound at June 17th 1994. Despite having spent more than 15 years in the public eye, David Sylvian remains an enigmatic figure who has reinvented his own musical style constantly, both within his solo work and in his collaborations with musicians as diverse as Holger Czukay and Robert Fripp. PAUL TINGEN charts the history of