Wednesday, April 14, 1999 , Sylvian’s Bees buzzing again by DAVE VEITCH Transcript by John Sakamoto. Originally online interview (now defunct)
Articles and Interviews
Printed/audio articles and interviews
David Sylvian: Japan, Dead Bees and Everything By Tony Fletcher December 17, 2001 Though far from a household name, David Sylvian has a resume that rivals those of many more famous musicians. As vocalist with south London group Japan (in the late ’70s and early ’80s), he helped establish a bridge between the art rock of Roxy Music and the
Online audio-podcast (justoftheradar.com) by Joe Silva at WUGA FM Great, long audio interview by Joe Silva with David Sylvian about the release of Sleepwalkers as published at podcast justoftheradar.com #253.
Magazine about Norwegian music. This issue is strongly focussed on the 2011 PUNKT Festival in Kristiansand (1 – 3 september 2011). There are also articles about Nils Petter Molvaer and Arve Henriksen. By Guttorm Andreasen
Interview by Tom Lanham. David Sylvian is talking about advertising, about how he, his wife and three children skirt consumer-aimed pressure and stay true to their spartan, spiritual lifestyle.
Master Craftsman David Sylvian by Mark Prendergast Since the break-up of his group Japan in November 1982, David Sylvian has been slowly widening the base of his music to encompass both ethnic and avant-garde sounds. Mark Prendergast gathers the facts on the change of style.
Melancholy ManRichard Cook, Sounds, 7 November 1987 As his new album ‘Secrets of the Beehive’ buzzes our way, David Sylvian describes his music as a positive state rising out of a negative one. But there is more to the man than mere poetic melancholy would suggest.
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.