I love the original song, but I also love the remix version. In fact the whole album is a joy to listen to.
Whilst it is a difficult album, this is a beautiful song and I’ve really liked it from the moment I first heard it. It is wonderful. I’m not sure what else I can say about it except that I always find it strangely uplifting.
This is an incredibly beautiful song. I could finish my post about it right there, but there is so much more to this track.
I love the background, how you can hear the sounds of a shopping centre check out in the background. It is such a delicate track and yet quite definite and sure at the same time.
I haven’t tired of listening to this song since the day I first heard it.
This song is from the Rain Tree Crow album. You can hear the tension in every track. In many ways the whole thing didn’t work, but in a sense, just because of that it did.
I like this song even though it feels broken to me.
Darkest dreaming is, as you’d expect, a fairly dark piece by anyone’s standards, but even so there is a hint of hope in it. The music is sublime and floats around Sylvian’s voice without the two parts ever getting in the way of each other.
The song comes from the album ‘Dead Bees on a Cake’, which is a long listen, but has a lot of good tracks in it. It took me quite a while to appreciate the album, but now I really enjoy it and this is one of the tracks I like the most.
This is such a delicate track, I really love it. It has wonderful mood swings and seems to change direction in mid flight.
It also seems quite a happy track for Sylvian, almost jolly even.
Still, I really enjoyed listening to it again.
Today is the original version of this track, or the very difficult one. I think it is fair to say that the Blemish album is a difficult listen, and this track is hard. Having said that it is also a very good track, and I love Derek Bailey’s work on it.
Cantonese Boy by Japan is just a great pop song. The right length, the right content, everything works perfectly and yet it is also an excellent little song. I love this song and I love the Tin Drum Album.
I took a bit of a break from this project for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that I was ill, but also because what I really wanted to listen to was some Mick Karn.
Anyway, I’ve got back to it now, and listened to ‘Buoy’ from Mick Karn’s album ‘Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters’. Two tracks from this album featured David Sylvian on vocals and I’ve chosen this one to include in my month of listening to David Sylvian.
I already really liked this song, but listening to it again made me remember what an amazing album it is. When I first listened to it I was completely blown away by it, and I still am. ‘Buoy’ was a single from the album and I bought the 12″ when it came out.
The song is a great mix between two talents. It has an earthy quality that’s emphasised by David’s voice, and it carries you on a musical journey that lilts along somewhere between contentment and melancholia. It is a beautiful song, and I really loved listening to it again.
Day 3 and this is the last track from Sylvian’s first solo album ‘Brilliant Trees’. Weathered Wall is almost 6 minutes long and is sort of divided into 2 distinct sections. Personally I like the 2nd part of the track much more, it is more musically interesting and is a richer listening experience.
Even though this is in some ways a more difficult track to listen to I found it easier to concentrate on this track whilst I listened to it for some reason. It could be that it is day 3, or it could be the music itself, or it could be a combination of the both. Who knows.