David Sylvian's Blemish

David Sylvian’s CD, “Blemish” was recorded at his home studio and is a raw minimal work of shimmering bleakness. With brooding, quivering guitar sounds, and his rich baritone voice, Sylvian drives home themes of anguish. Also on the CD are three collaborations with improv guitarist Derek Bailey, which might present a challenge for listeners used to finding comfort in Sylvian’s music. On this New Sounds program, Sylvian visits the studio to introduce “Blemish”, and reflects upon nearly 20 years of solo works.

PROGRAM #2188, with David Sylvian (Monday, 9-8-03)





David Sylvian


Blemish, excerpt [3:00]

Samadhi Sound #0001
Available through Forced Exposure

Secrets of the Beehive

Orpheus [5:00]

Virgin #2471** Available for purchase at

Brilliant Trees

Brilliant Trees[5:30]

Virgin #91327** Available for purchase at Amazon.com*


A Fire In The Forest [4:00]

See above.

Dead Bees On A Cake

Pollen Path [3:30]

Virgin #47071** Available for purchase at Amazon.com*


The Heart Knows Better, excerpt [4:00]

See above.

More info also at www.davidsylvian.net

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