This is a note (warning) on the news article, as published on August 1st 2020, regarding the release of the 2CD set “Japan – Live From The Budokan, Tokyo FM 1982“. It seems that the release is illegal! On twitter, there was a correspondence between Philip Groom (@GroomPhilip) and Steve Jansen (@istevejansen). Steve mentions in his tweets that the record
Old news items, worth to be kept online.
A new live cd has been released of Japan’s performance at the Budokan, Tokyo as part of their final tour in 1982. For this show on 8 December 1982, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yukihiro Takahashi from YMO and Akiko Yano joined Japan on stage for encores. The show contains the only live performance of Sylvian’s first single with Ryuichi Sakamoto, ‘Bamboo
David Sylvian has provided cover photography for a release by Keith Rowe and Mark Wastell on Confront Recordings for Record Store Day 2020, to be released as part of RSD ‘Drop 1’ on August 29th (was April 18th but re-scheduled due to the Coronavirus crisis). Limited to 300 copies worldwide.
A London exhibition of Yuka Fujii’s photographs based on her book ‘Like Planets’ is being held at POCKO gallery, 51A King Henry’s Walk, London N1 4NH from 3 October to 1 November 2019. The event launches with a Private View event on 3 October.
Yuka Fuji’s film ‘Like Planets’ is set to premiere at the Punkt Festival in Norway in September and at Cafe OTO in London in October – see details here. Mark Wastell has provided the soundtrack music and confirms the following detail, including David Sylvian’s contribution:
Dai Fujikura is artistic director of the Born Creative Festival being held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre on 28 September 2019. As part of the programme there will be a David Sylvian Room where recordings of instrumental work from David’s catalogue will be played. Featured will be a previously unreleased work made for the festival by David Sylvian titled ‘Manafon:
David Sylvian provides the artwork for pianist Melaine Dalibert’s forthcoming cd on the elsewhere label entitled ‘Cheminant’ (elsewhere 007), to be released on 1st July 2019. Design is by label owner Yuko Zama.
from the Punkt facebook page/website: PUNKT (5-7 September): This year’s Punkt Seminar, curated by David Toop, features the premiere of Yuka Fujii’s “Like Planets ”. LIKE PLANETS (cine-photo – approx..35min. /osmosis uk 2019) Photography and cine-photo by Yuka Fujii Music composed and performed by Mark Wastell “Like Planets ” is a short film of still images and text taken
Limited edition print of the photograph by Ingrid Chavez featured on the ‘Dead Bees on a Cake’ black vinyl re-release. Signed and numbered by David Sylvian and Ingrid Chavez. 7″ x 7″ image on 12″ x 12″ Arches platine paper. Palladium print, Ltd. Ed. of 50. Available from Ingrid Chavez bandcamp here
From Mark Wastell: The official list of Record Store Day 2019 releases has just been made public and I’m happy to announce that a white vinyl LP version of There Is No Love by Rhodri Davies / David Sylvian / Mark Wastell is one of them. Remixed, remastered and repackaged and also featuring a cover photograph from David.
News by David Sylvian and Samadhi Sound on Facebook and Twitter: Currently in the design stage, Universal’s vinyl reissues of Sylvian’s albums of the 1980’s with new artwork and design by Yuka Fujii and Chris Bigg. The digital download of ‘dead bees….’ with accompanying PDF artwork should be with us Nov. 9th. Excellent news! Picture: Nagarkot by Yuka Fujii.
Like Planets, a photographic essay by Yuka Fujii. Hard cover, 260mm x 220mm Landscape. 170 pages. Available from 2nd November 2018. Designed by Chris Bigg in a limited edition of 1,500. The first 500 copies are signed and numbered by Yuka Fujii and David Sylvian. Randomly included in the remaining 1,000 copies are 15 signed unnumbered copies. Regular edition: £50, signed
CRIES AND WHISPERS is the follow up to Anthony Reynolds’ acclaimed 2015 biography on Japan, A Foreign Place. It covers in depth and in detail the works of David Sylvian, Mick Karn, Rob Dean, Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri both solo and collaboratively between 1983 and 1991.
RHODRI DAVIES / DAVID SYLVIAN / MARK WASTELL – THERE IS NO LOVE (confront core series / core 01) Debut release in the new Confront Core Series imprint. Studio recording of the text piece THERE IS NO LOVE which was premiered at Cafe OTO, London on 31st October 2016 as part of the Confront Recordings Twentieth Anniversary celebrations.