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Journey to the Otherworld...,
This review is from: Quiet Life (Audio CD)
David Sylvian's elfin image, moving through the mist, sets the sensuous mood for Quiet Life.
These songs shimmer and smoulder from the stereo. The title track and "Life In Tokyo" with thoughtful lyrics, and hypnotic keyboards, touch popular appeal. This leaves the remainder in the weirdly beautiful 'alternative' category. "Alien" and the epic "Other Side Of Life" drift into other realms. "All Tommorow's Parties" oozes like a transmission from a strange, sun-scorched planet. "In vogue", "Despair" and "Fall In Love With Me" feature tortured bass and saxaphone , and whirling, weaving synths.
Finally, "A Foreign Place" sets the precedent for later albums with an experimental, oriental theme.
As a whole we are transported back to the early eighties, blending new-wave and new-romantic, in a band who were hidden behind the hot parade of the times.