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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Installation Piece
This is not new territory for Mr Sylvian, the "Ember Glance" box set from 1991 was also born out of a multi-media installation. This one, as the name implies was written for an exhibition on the Japanese island of Naoshima and features not just Mr Sylvian but also the wonderful glitch artist Fennesz, Akira Rabelais (Whose last album was released on Sylvian's Samadhi...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint hearted.
The crucial thing to remember about this release is that it was originally for an art installation and if you keep that in mind when you're listening to it you'll appreciate its complexity and subtlety. If you approach it as if it was one of David's beautifully constructed soundscapes like Plight & Premonition, though, you'll be sorely disappointed because it is what it...
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Installation Piece, 11 Aug. 2007
This review is from: When Loud Weather - Limited (Audio CD)
This is not new territory for Mr Sylvian, the "Ember Glance" box set from 1991 was also born out of a multi-media installation. This one, as the name implies was written for an exhibition on the Japanese island of Naoshima and features not just Mr Sylvian but also the wonderful glitch artist Fennesz, Akira Rabelais (Whose last album was released on Sylvian's Samadhi Sound label) Clive Bell (who has worked with such artists as Bill Laswell, Jah Wobble and Jeff Beck) and Arve Henriksen (Norwegian trumpeter). It is in the same style as "Approaching Silence" and "Ember Glance" itself, a very long piece of atmospheric sounds (waves, wind chimes, etc.) mixed with ghostly vocals, atonal instrumental music all blended together to create the sonic impression of loud weather buffeting Naoshima.

I personally love "Approaching Silence" and living in the middle of London find pieces like this and some of Brian Eno's ambient pieces are excellent for escaping the dash and the rush of the city for the peace and atmosphere of the countryside or the coast without actually having to leave my home. The only thing that stops it from being a five star album is that unlike "Approaching Silence" it does not have the same drama but as it was written for an installation it was designed to work in a different way than "Approaching Silence". By the way if you are thinking of getting the latter album go for the US version, which is a different and superior mix to the UK version.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint hearted., 5 Sept. 2007
This review is from: When Loud Weather - Limited (Audio CD)
The crucial thing to remember about this release is that it was originally for an art installation and if you keep that in mind when you're listening to it you'll appreciate its complexity and subtlety. If you approach it as if it was one of David's beautifully constructed soundscapes like Plight & Premonition, though, you'll be sorely disappointed because it is what it is - atmospheric, plinky-plonky noodlings. I can't honestly say it's up there with his greatest work but I have everything David's ever done so the completist in me had to have it. Lovely packaging though and it is a limited edition which is set to be deleted from his catalogue so it's nice to have and hold.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mr Sylvian does it again, 23 Aug. 2007
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Ian Surtees-Myers "Ian" (London) - See all my reviews
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What can be said about this release?
It is certainly different; if you are not a Sylvian fan don't bother to buy this CD. It will not be a number one hit, in fact it will not become one of David's best remembered works however it works for me.

David was commissioned to write a piece of music for the Naoshima Fukutake Art Museum for the Naoshima Standard 2 exhibition. Do not expect to hear David's voice, lyrics and song structures, instead prepare yourself for an instant trip to the art exhibition. When listening all one has to do is sit back relax, close your eyes and you are transported to the exhibition in Japan. I personally think this is a beautiful piece of work, and at sometimes even difficult to listen to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Story telling without voice, 24 Jun. 2013
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This is a good instrumental work. It has many layers, that need continual exploration. You can visualise all kinds of imagery, and all the time you feel alone, but curious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price and wait., 22 July 2014
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This is a fantastic piece of work by David Sylvian. A great purchase.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a hard slog, 19 Oct. 2007
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D. A. Welsby (united kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: When Loud Weather - Limited (Audio CD)
i already heared some reviews about the album,but this did not put me off getting it, i can and do appreciate the avavguard experimental music mr sylvian has done from time to time and usally i will defend his music to the hilt.... but even i have to admit this is sadly an album to miss,most of the album is various noises ,not really music...i know this was a commision piece for a museum.. and it probably works brilliantly there ,, but it dont work in your sitting room... i feel it should not of been released and left alone in the museum...i know that like me real fans of sylvians work will ignore all reviews slating this album and go out and buy it anyway... like me...and like me...play it the once ,never to be played again....so sadly all in all not a good album, but a piece of work that should not be played in the comfort of your living room...
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7 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars urban garbage, 9 Sept. 2007
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i must say that this is realy "money for nothing". I can put a microphone from Apple powerbook and record the noises outside my home in a country side of my little native village and would sound much better that this cd. After the awfull "Blemish", awfull and pseudo-intellectual "Good Son", I was surprised that Sylvian back to sing normaly on a wonderful albums like "world citizen" and 9 horses project. I follow Sylvians work since Tin Drum and "Brilliant Trees" when my older brother introduced me to his music and since then I follow and love everything he does. Was lucky to see him with his sons and at that time wife Ingrid in Milano with Robert Fripp and saw his "Slow Fire" tour too. But now this is just a wasted money! I guess tha tart project in Naoshima should have some interesting stuff to see it in-place, then it would be wiser to publish a dvd at least of all project, but not this CD. Just dont buy it! I hope Sylvian will do some other art-projects like "approaching silence" instead of this contemporary-post-modern-dead-tech-bul****-
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8 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars money for nothing, 18 Aug. 2007
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Simon Platt "splatt" (cambridge uk) - See all my reviews
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i have all of sylvian's back catalogue and appreciate all of his more experimental and instrumental works. BUT this should really not be sold by the label - if you have ever received a call from someone after they have accidentally pressed your speed-dial number and then listened to the muffled activities that follow, you'll have heard this CD. It is nothing like his mainstream work and its not close to his instrumental work. Beautiful artwork on the packaging but the sounds are not music.
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