Tag Archives: David Sylvian

Review Revue: Japan – Oil on Canvas

“How is it,” longtime readers of this series might wonder,” that you’ve covered two David Sylvian solo albums, but not a single Japan album? Or even Rain Tree Crow!” You know, I have no good answer to that beyond the fact that this pulling-records-off-the-shelves game is a fickle one. Maybe I spent more time inRead more…

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Review Revue: David Sylvian – Secrets of the Beehive

Can you believe it’s been over a year since our last David Sylvian post? My, how time flies. Back in 2012, we looked at his 1986 album, Gone to Earth, so it seems only fitting to move forward in time by another year and see how KCMU reacted to its followup, 1987’s Secrets of theRead more…

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Review Revue: David Sylvian – Gone to Earth

David Sylvian originally became known to the world as the lead singer of ’70s/’80s new wave band Japan. Like many pop stars, before too long he wearied of making “fun,” “popular” music and, under his own name, started releasing much more “serious” work, collaborating with such musical luminaries as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Holger Czukay, and RobertRead more…

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