The Manafon Vinyl Edition will be released on the 26th July. It will only be available as a pre-order from samadhisound.com initially, and then from specialist retailers from 26th July. This two-disc deluxe vinyl version of Manafon is produced to the highest standards in a heavy, rigid card gatefold sleeve with design by Chris Bigg and featuring artwork by Ruud
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With great sadness we regret to inform you that Mick Karn has recently been diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer. Mick is currently in a positive mood and undergoing further tests and treatment. His family and friends are close with him, supporting him in practical ways, and surrounding him with their love, friendship and care.
With this Anniversary Edition featuring fourteen exclusive tracks, Nonplace celebrates ten years of labeldom. Ever since Burnt Friedman shortened his pseudonym Nonplace Urban Field to Nonplace back in 2000, the title has provided an ideal formula for music that soars upward with no intention of being pinned down. In sociological terms, Nonplace Urban Field refers to the fragmentation of American
Eye Talk is widely known for their collaborations with their musical heroes: Steve Jansen of David Sylvian and Japan. Iva Davies of Icehouse, Jamie West-Oram of the Fixx and Wes Hightower backup vocalist for Carrie Underwood and George Straight.Sylvian fans....... read more!
Italian musician (and Sylvian fan) Stefano Panunzi released another remarkable album. One of my favorite albums is Stefano’s Timelines and I was happily surprised that this album is even better! Many (Sylvian related) guest musicians too.
This beautiful CD/DVD pack of Andrea Chimenti is a collection of tracks covering the whole career of the artist. It starts as the singer of Moda (1982-1989) and continues with work as a solo artist (including the duet Ti Ho Aspettato featuring David Sylvian). The DVD contains videos of Andrea’s music with visuals of the Compagnia di danza Silenda (Caen-Low
This page contains a compilation of reviews as found online, in papers and magazines. Latest: – All About Jazz (Nenad Georgievski januari 2010) – All About Jazz (John Kelman december 2009) – iO pages (NL) – BBC Music Online (UK) – digg.be (Belgium)
For people who can’t wait until September 14th, there’s an opportunity to watch the Amplified Gesture documentary a few days earlier. On saturday September 5th, 2009 the documentary about David Sylvian’s new album “Manofon” is shown at the Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Norway.
Both UK magazines Mojo and The Wire feature in their September 2009 issues interviews with David. Besides talking about the past, David is very open about the Manafon project and taking steps from there.Very good, new photographs by Donald Milne is giving the Wire article an extra reason for the collector to get this issue.
On September 14th 2009, the movie Amplified Gesture will be shown at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). There’ll be a screening of the DVD, a Q&A with the director and a playback of a couple of tracks from Manafon. David will not be there! Amplified Gesture is the title of the dvd that is included in de deluxe edition
The new 9 track album from David Sylvian, which is scheduled to be released September 14th, is called Manafon. See below for tracklist and press information and artwork. Samadhi Sound wrote on davidsylvian.com: Manafon's release date is set for Sept 14th. Manafon will be available in two editions. A regular CD/digipak edition and a twin volume deluxe edition with CD and DVD featuring the film 'Amplified Gesture'. Details and new David Sylvian website to follow soon.
Jacqueline is the title of the (unreleased) track that has been released on the CD “FANTASTIC AND SPECTACULAR”, which is enclosed with the July/August issue of the US magazine The Believer 2009 Music Issue. The CD is compiled by Daniel Handler, who is the author of three novels and many, many books for children.
Charles Lindsay, who provided the artwork for the Camphor album, presents on his personal Vimeo page HD videos from the Carbon project. Two of these videos are the same as released on the SamadhiSound site back in 2005 as Science Fiction 1/2 with music by David Sylvian and Steve Jansen.
It is absolutely not certain but if there is going to be a single than that’s probably the title of the track taken from the long awaited album Manafon. SamadhiSound claims they haven’t thought about a single yet because Manafon is not that type of album. But if it would be the case, Small Metal Gods is the most accessible
Orient Pop, La musica dello spirito (The Music of Spirit, Rom, Castelvecchi 2008) is an Italian book , where Leonardo Vittorio Arena deals with the Eastern and alchemical influences on his music and his thought. The book features a chapter on David Sylvian on this subject. Leonardo describes the Eastern and alchemical influences on David’s music and David reflects his
Samadhi Sound released a live dvd of Steve Jansen's performance at the Meguro Persimmon Hall in tokyo (29.02.08).The dvd (in NTSC format only!) contains the full concert plus very attarctive bonus videos The live content includes previously unreleased music as well as a live interpretation of music written for Shoko Ise's Swimming In Qualia exhibit. The extra features include exclusive, unreleased collaborative works by Jansen & Ise - 4 film shorts with looped playback.
Joan As Police Woman is to release her second album nearly two years to the date after her debut Real Life arrived.Since June the 9th 2008, To Survive is available through Reveal Records as a CD, download and a LP version which comes with a bonus CD.
On nonplace.de: After Nine Horses cd entitled Snow Borne Sorrow, the corporative effort of David Sylvian, Steve Jansen and Burnt Friedman has entered the charts in U.K., Sweden and Italy, the label samadhisound has decided to release a single featuring bonus tracks, as well as Friedman producing several reworks of Nine Horses album tracks.