On the subject of Manafon. An exchange between David Sylvian and Marcus Boon. Originally published on the now defunct manafon.com microsite to promote the release of Manafon.
Sylvian Gives the People What He WantsBY RICHARD CROMELINAPRIL 5, 1988 Say you’ve come under the melancholy spell of David Sylvian’s richly atmospheric music–an autumnal wash of strings and electronics, with the singer’s low, tremulous voice roaming through the soundscape in search of the very essence of emotion.
David Sylvian – The Artist Breaks His SilenceReported by Sasha Stojanovic/Written by Tod EckertOnly Music, June 1987. The former glamour boy of Japan has changed his look and emerged from his musical exile.
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.
German radio interview with David Sylvian by telephone on Zündfunk, a prgressive radio format of the Bayrischer Rundfunk in the 80’s. Hosted by Karl Bruckmaier, it was aired in june 1984 just a couple of days before the release of Brilliant Trees. David talks about the new album and in particular Pulling Punches. Also several questions about Japan and the
Back in 2001, when this site was named trophies.org, I collected questions from visitors for an email-only interview with David. This interview was supposed to be published on the site when the answers were in my inbox. But ….
David Sylvian: ‘Do gentlemen still take Polaroids? I think they take Viagra now!’ The former Japan frontman on cancelling his tour, the influence of the stars and finding his way as a solo artist by Richard Vine, first published on Thursday 8 Mar 2012