David Sylvian - "Blemish"

2003

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Blemish
The Good Son
The Only Daughter
The Heart Knows Better
She Is Not
Late Night Shopping
How Little We Need To Be Happy
A Fire In The Forest

David Sylvian's 2003 solo album, his first since Dead Bees On a Cake. It was the debut release for his own Samadhi Sound label. David set aside a month to write and record the album while taking a break from the project that he and his brother, Steve Jansen, are currently working on. He has created an impromptu suite of songs for guitar, electronics and voice. The compositions were crafted from improvisational sessions captured live in the studio. Working almost entirely alone David has created an emotionally raw, minimal work, of immediacy and stark beauty. Although there are elements in his previous body of work that hint at the direction taken here the CD, entitled simply 'Blemish', appears to cover new ground in style, content, intensity of emotion, and in the seemly open ended nature of the compositions themselves. Adding to the intensity and air of experimentation is the presence of Derek Bailey. Three of the pieces included on 'Blemish' were written with, and feature, the legendary free-jazz guitarist. The final track of the CD features a haunting electronic arrangement by Christian Fennesz.

The album was recorded in the month of February 03 and mixed in March 03. All aspects of the recording were handled by David himself. More information on this release, and audio samples can be found here.




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Discography: Albums

Stephan Mathieu/David Sylvian "Wandermüde"
"Uncommon Deities"
David Sylvian - "A Victim of Stars 1982-2012"
David Sylvian - "Died in the Wool"
David Sylvian - "Sleepwalkers"
David Sylvian - "Manafon"
David Sylvian - "When Loud Weather Buffeted Naoshima"
Nine Horses - "Snow Borne Sorrow"
David Sylvian - "The Good Son vs. The Only Daughter"
David Sylvian - "Blemish"
David Sylvian - "Camphor"
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - "Damage" (Reissue)
David Sylvian - "Everything & Nothing"
David Sylvian - "Approaching Silence"
David Sylvian - "Dead Bees on a Cake"
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - "Damage"
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - "The First Day"
Rain Tree Crow - "Rain Tree Crow"
David Sylvian - "Weatherbox"
David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - "Flux & Mutability"
David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - "Plight & Premonition"
David Sylvian - "Secrets of the Beehive"
David Sylvian - "Gone to Earth"
David Sylvian - "Alchemy - An Index Of Possibilities"
David Sylvian - "Brilliant Trees"