Glancing down the track listing you may be mistaken for thinking that this instrumental "best of" by David Syvlian contains little more than self indulgent noodlings.
Guess what - you're wrong.
In a collection that will reward Sylvian fans as well as the late 90's ambient/trance scene there is much to please here.
Rare gems like Answered Prayers provoke you to run a hot bath and prune yourself away. Likewise the excert included from Sylvians collaboration with Holger Czukay 'Plight' will give you endless new possibilities with a shortwave radio.
No area of Sylvians atmospheric career is left untouched. Rare b-sides (Divorce), Rain Tree Crow (Red Earth), first time on CD issues (New Moon)and the stuff to make fans forgive him for Approaching Silience (Song Which Gives The Key)yep - it's all here to venture and explore.
This retro collection will not be to everyones taste. If you liked Mick Karns bendy bass lines forget it but if you favour the ambient settings of Eno or bought Bowies 'All Saints' collection through ignorance you'll be rewarded greatly.
I award David Syvian a mascara less 5 stars , now wheres that shortwave radio?