Ambient Music for Mindfulness
I am currently working on a new release of ambient music designed for meditation & guided listening practice. These will be available shortly but you can listen to the work in progress tracks on my Soundcloud account here: https://soundcloud.com/snowborne
Implausible Beauty - A David Sylvian Retrospective (2015)
David Sylvian is an English singer/composer who started life in the New Wave band Japan in the late 1970s. Since releasing his first solo album Brilliant Trees in 1983 his musical journey has taken many paths, more lately exploring the ambient tonality of free jazz and electronica in albums like Manafon & there's a light that enters houses with no other house in sight featuring readings by the late American poet Franz Wright.
David is one of my musical heroes. Not afraid to test his own or society’s musical boundaries, he treats his music as works of art and his voice as an instrument – which it truly is. To do a retrospective of someone of David’s calibre is a daunting undertaking and took me many years to start and several more to complete to a level of satisfaction that I can now present to you in this album.
I have tried to reinterpret the songs in a sensitive manner and to preserve their implausible beauty. The songs cover a long time period from 1980 (Night Porter from Japan’s Gentlemen Take Polaroids) to 2013 (Do You Think You Know Me?). Some versions sound completely different to the original (Ghosts) and some are very similar (Darkest Birds). On the song Blemish I simply could not do the original version justice so you will hear the original track heavily edited and remixed with added instrumentation. I hope that this retrospective introduces David Sylvian’s work to a new generation of listeners and life-long fans.
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© All songs composed by David Sylvian 1980 - 2013
℗ David Rosa 2016