Playing The Schoolhouse : second edition

DAVID SYLVIAN : PLAYING THE SCHOOLHOUSE (confront collectors series ccs 51.2)

Playing The Schoolhouse, a new CD EP length composition by David Sylvian recorded in March of this year in Norway. Based on an improvisation by Jan Bang and Sylvian it also features contributions from Otomo Yoshihide and Toshimaru Nakamura.

Second Edition : Releasing December 2015

Housed in an attractive CD size metal case with PVC jacket. Black label stickers front and back. David Sylvian : found objects, samples, additional field recordings. Jan Bang : found objects, dictaphone. Composed and produced by David Sylvian. Confront is a small bespoke label, that specialise in small run editions. David has been a long time admirer of what we do and the way we do it – and a loyal customer too – as well as a contemporary of a number of the artists on our roster. I asked David to write a ‘single’ for the label and he presented me with the 15min ‘playing the schoolhouse’. (MARK WASTELL) mark’s approach to running his label is one I admire. along with numerous other labels i could mention, this is a one man operation and a labour of love. he brings to light work which might otherwise never be heard. others do the same and, in my opinion, deserve support. It’s wonderful that so many have shown an interest in this piece that lies so far from the songwriting most seem to hunger for. I’m grateful for that. (DAVID SYLVIAN)

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