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Hyperbolic Guitar
Hyperbolic Guitar
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Beauty of Hyperbolic Music, 10 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Hyperbolic Guitar (MP3 Download)
This I experience to be a very interesting piece of music built on hyperbolic geometry (ie. the geometry of corals). I find the music illustrates the beauty of the geometry as a poetic element with a sense of living within it's own space and with an organic feel to its (never ending) dimensionality. This acoustic performance carries a three dimensional feel to it.


Hyperbolic Guitar
Hyperbolic Guitar
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Beautiful Poetry And Ambience Of Hyperbolic Music, 10 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Hyperbolic Guitar (MP3 Download)
This I experience to be a very interesting piece of music built on hyperbolic geometry (ie. the geometry of corals). I find the music illustrates the beauty of the geometry as a poetic element with a sense of living within it's own space and with an organic feel to its (never ending) dimensionality. This acoustic performance carries a three dimensional feel to it.


Snow Borne Sorrow
Snow Borne Sorrow
Price: £19.07

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Snow Borne Sorrow - excellent pop., 30 Oct. 2005
This review is from: Snow Borne Sorrow (Audio CD)
A tender album with frontman David Sylvian being a wonderfull lyricist, a bard of the 21st. century.
Good catchy pop songs with touches of jazz, electronica and some soul spices.
It is a very thorough production giving space for many well acclaimed musicians to contribute there skills; R. Sakamoto, Arve Henriksen, Theo Travis, Keith Lowe to just mention some, but all are up to that standard.
The lyrics are content, introspective, beautyfull and stirring, and foremost excellent.
A long anticipated album, that rewards richly for the stretch (huge) of many peoples patience.


And She Closed Her Eyes
And She Closed Her Eyes
Price: £7.68

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of those you put on repeat..., 27 Oct. 2005
This review is from: And She Closed Her Eyes (Audio CD)
Wonderfull, sweet, intimate, ambionic. Good melodies, the songs are well chained together. You might need to get to now her voice a little first, but it becomes really nice to listen to. The songs are a bit pop, folk, spiced a little with jazz here and there and have an ambient layer to them. Really nice.


Snow Borne Sorrow
Snow Borne Sorrow
Price: £19.07

10 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Peripherical and not., 17 Oct. 2005
This review is from: Snow Borne Sorrow (Audio CD)
Nine Horses is a triangle of vocalist/composer David Sylvian, his brother Steve Jansen drummer/soundenvironmentalist and the independent musician Burnt Friedman.
Snow Borne Sorrow is an intelligent output from these three artistically brilliant and maturer guys walking the life (bingo). Behind their album is compassion and sincerity and really, it is rather straight, daring. They look sharply at themselves as well as their surroundings, sometimes with quite a bite. Snow Borne Sorrow appears from feelings that are readily reconised, cloaked with innovative text that is well succeeding, that stirs and causes you to look at things, if you are touched.
Snow Borne Sorrow contains elements of many styles and uses electronics as much as acoustics and works wonderfully by their musicality coupled with their touch of unconventionalism. Snow Borne Sorrow has the calm to it of people who are free to make what they want. This provides an artistically free, no haste and sincere production, (We won't sell our soul to the devil).
Snow Borne Sorrow carries a touch of slow soul (soul ballad?) throughout, this really suits Davids vocal.
Wonderfull to hear Stina Nordenstam in a proper sound and production environment (track: Wonderfull World), that really can match her quality of vocal (hope she'll release through Samadhi Sound in the future and that David and Steve gives a hand or eight to the production).
Greetings and good times with it!


Blemish
Blemish
Price: £14.16

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vocal album with ahead of time use of eletronica., 12 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Blemish (Audio CD)
Brilliant work from a modest artist.
A humane architect as concerned with the intricate details of his work as for its wholeness.
Very well balanced electronic soundscapes, rarely matched by other artists. This is a human consciously using electronics, not electronics subjugating a human.
Sylvian has a true artist feel and respect, his work carries no haze and head over heels to it, which exactly are the factors that makes the work of so many artist superficial. This work glows and has beauty and is quite humorous and bright (even the cacaphonic parts; but keep focused on the vocal tale, otherwise you might get a headache).
This is gentle cascades of minimal exact soundpainting to backup the vocal center of the work. Quite naked songs bravely about the deeper and often pushed away aspects of life and its more intricate personal confrontational aspects and ensuing feelings. Worth hearing just for the degree of illustrious soundscapes matching lyrical content.
David Sylvian sounds having taken one step back, rather wondering, sad, seeking. A life interim with introspection.

This is brilliance as brilliance stands out of the cover artwork itself.
Thank You


Blemish
Blemish

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vocal album with ahead of time use of eletronica, 12 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Blemish (Audio CD)
Brilliant work from a modest artist.
A humane architect as concerned with the intricate details of his work as for its wholeness.
Very well balanced electronic soundscapes, rarely matched by other artists. This is a human consciously using electronics, not electronics subjugating a human.
Sylvian has a true artist feel and respect, his work carries no haze and head over heels to it, which exactly are the factors that makes the work of so many artist superficial. This work glows and has beauty and is quite humorous and bright (even the cacaphonic parts; but keep focused on the vocal tale, otherwise you might get a headache).
This is gentle cascades of minimal exact soundpainting to backup the vocal center of the work. Quite naked songs bravely about the deeper and often pushed away aspects of life and its more intricate personal confrontational aspects and ensuing feelings. Worth hearing just for the degree of illustrious soundscapes matching lyrical content.
David Sylvian sounds having taken one step back, rather wondering, sad, seeking. A life interim with introspection.

This is brilliance as brilliance stands out of the cover artwork itself.
Thank You


Camphor
Camphor

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compilation album that doesn't sound like one..., 11 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Camphor (Audio CD)
This is a wonderfull mainly instrumental issue apart from two vocal pieces that are very intimate and touching. It features from Sylvians backcatalogue but stands on its own feet, and appears as completely new. Several pieces are remixed and gives new perspectivation to the whole plus the several instrumental versions of earlier vocal pieces. It shows Sylvian as musician,
composer and producer.
And a very good one in all 3 categories.
Greetings


Blemish
Blemish

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vocal album with still ahead of time use of eletronica, 11 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Blemish (Audio CD)
Brilliant work from a modest artist.
A humane architect as concerned with the intricate details of his work as for its wholeness.
Very well balanced electronic soundscapes, rarely matched by other artists. This is a human consciously using electronics, not electronics subjugating a human.
Sylvian has a true artist feel and respect, his work carries no haze and head over heels to it, which exactly are the factors that makes the work of so many artist superficial. This work glows and has beauty and is quite humorous and bright (even the cacaphonic parts; but keep focused on the vocal tale, otherwise you might get a headache).
This is gentle cascades of minimal exact soundpainting to backup the vocal center of the work. Quite naked songs bravely about the deeper and often pushed away aspects of life and its more intricate personal confrontational aspects and ensuing feelings. Worth hearing just for the degree of illustrious soundscapes matching lyrical content.
David Sylvian sounds having taken one step back, rather wondering, sad, seeking. A life interim with introspection.

This is brilliancy as brilliancy stands out of the cover artwork itself.

Thank You


Blemish
Blemish
Price: £14.16

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vocal and electronic masterpiece., 11 Aug. 2005
This review is from: Blemish (Audio CD)
Brilliant work from a modest artist.
A humane architect as concerned with the intricate details of his work as for its wholeness.
Very well balanced electronic soundscapes, rarely matched by other artists. This is a human consciously using electronics, not electronics subjugating a human.
Sylvian has a true artist feel and respect, his work carries no haze and head over heels to it, which exactly are the factors that makes the work of so many artist superficial. This work glows and has beauty and is quite humorous and bright (even the cacaphonic parts; but keep focused on the vocal tale, otherwise you might get a headache).
This is gentle cascades of minimal exact soundpainting to backup the vocal center of the work. Quite naked songs bravely about the deeper and often pushed away aspects of life and its more intricate personal confrontational aspects and ensuing feelings. Worth hearing just for the degree of illustrious soundscapes matching lyrical content.
David Sylvian sounds having taken one step back, rather wondering, sad, seeking. A life interim with introspection.

This is brilliancy as brilliancy stands out of the cover artwork itself.

Thank You


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