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Wake me up when September Ends

Pinch, punch, first of the month – no returns (unless you really feel like it, and if you do, please be my guest).

T.S. Eliot said that April is the cruellest month (I always struggled with the… 284 more words

David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees

If there was one artist more mercurial than David Bowie it was David Sylvian, whose 1984 solo debut Brilliant Trees, proved that one didn’t have to be commercial in order to be popular. 644 more words

David Sylvian

Rain Tree Crow - Rain Tree Crow (1991)

One of the more underappreciated reunions of the ’90s was the incognito return of Japan. The innovative quartet is most often cited for starting the New Romantic movement of the late ’70s and early 80s. 469 more words

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David Sylvian and ECM Brass


David Sylvian, former frontman for the highly influential post-punk band Japan (1977-1983), surprisingly held certain jazz artists in high regard. Upon starting his solo career, Sylvian brought with him his unique vocal talents, strong songwriting abilities and his unrelenting interest in experimentation. 543 more words

David Sylvian - Secrets of the Beehive

David Sylvian has always remained something of an enigma. As lead singer of Japan, whose electronic sounds and peroxide-pop tendencies pre-empted the new-romantic movement by at least a couple of years (a long time in the late ‘70’s), Sylvian’s unique and unassuming vision would ultimately pave the way for so many other bands who would come to flourish throughout the more commercially plastic post-punk era. 685 more words

David Sylvian