We Have Ways of Making You TalkBy Chris RobertsUncut, May 1999 David Sylvian’s first solo album for 12 years, Dead Bees On A Cake, is his most personal and accessible work to date, and features Talvin Singh and Ryuichi Sakamoto. The former frontman with early Eighties melancholy futurists Japan married paisley Park protégé Ingrid Chavez in 1992. The couple now
DAVID SYLVIAN – THE TOUCHING WORK OF AN IMPRESSIVE GENIUS The magazine includes an interview with Chris Bigg about working with David Sylvian and the making of the artwork for Sylvian’s releases. Translations kindly provide by Marta Roia
David Sylvian undertook an internet webcast interview in September 2000. The video can be seen elsewhere on this site (here). Sascha Paulick produced this article at the time (originally in three parts) including a transcript of the event for the David Sylvian fan-page, Slow Fire, and has kindly given permission for the text to be shared on this site.
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 ….