by Karl Lippegaus. Er wohnt zusammen mit einer schönen Japanerin im obersten Stockwerk eines unauffälligen Reihenhauses. In diesem Stadtteil von London leben Menschen, die weder besonders arm noch besonders reich sind, und scheinbar doch was vom guten Leben verstehen. Als ich durch die kleinen Straßen gehe und nach dem Haus von David Sylvian suche, denke ich, hier mieten die letzten
Scans online of articles, interviews and evrything else that couldn’t be transcripted.
Interview by Tim Goodyer. Fotography by Martin Goddard. (E&MM, Sept. 1986) As well as gaining artistic credibility since leaving Japan. David Sylvian has inspired musicians with his ability to fuse traditional ethnic and hi-tech elements into a moving and unique brand of music. A new single, ‘Taking the Veil’, is the prelude to a double album that explores both Sylvian’s songwriting
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.
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.
Though he’s not of this earth, David Sylvian’s music has shadowed his spiritual quest for a place on it. It’s a difficult path, but his new album says it’s worth the struggle. Words: Rob Young Photography: Michele Turriani
A two part article (written in dutch) in the Dutch magazine OOR published on 17 April 1999. One part is about David Sylvian (by Herman van der Horst) and the second part is about the history of Japan (by Mark van Schaik).
Every month, Wire magazine plays a musician a series of records which asked to identify and comment on – with no prior knowledge of what they’re about to hear. Tested by Christoph Cox. Photos by Chris Buck.
Interview by Claudio Chianura with David Sylvian in Italian magazine InSound (Nr. 1) december 2005, about Nine Horses. 6 pages in Italian with many photographs of Nine Horses and David/Steve performing live in 2003.
From the avant-glam pop of ]apan to free-jazz improv, he has spent three decades challenging himself. Where next for the latter-day Scott Walker? lts still all out there to be done, says David Sylvian. Interview by Phil Alexander. Portrait by Kevin Westenberg.