David Sylvian is one of the world’s most enigmatic musicians. He rarely gives interviews, but Mark Prendergast exchanges these exclusive words with the musical shaman.
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
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.
The last two years have been a period of transition for David Sylvian, but he’s now in a new collaboration with Holger Czukay and a new solo single and a major retrospective set of his post-Japan recordings scheduled for November release. PAUL LESTER reports on one of rock’s most enigmatic figures.
David Sylvian: Japan, Dead Bees and Everything By Tony Fletcher December 17, 2001 Though far from a household name, David Sylvian has a resume that rivals those of many more famous musicians. As vocalist with south London group Japan (in the late ’70s and early ’80s), he helped establish a bridge between the art rock of Roxy Music and the
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.