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Some tracks approach or pass his best work,
This review is from: Snow Borne Sorrow (Audio CD)
Two of my musical heroes (Sylvian and Kate Bush) both released new albums this past year... In their own ways both speak of loss, themes both have visited before, but what a contrast here... Sylvian (in collaborative mode) virtually wallows in his misery, while Bush rejoices in change throughout a day of life (her outstanding cycle "Sky of Honey").
Nonetheless, I would count this Sylvian's most approachable work for a while. Highlights are "Wonderful life," "the banality of evil," "atom and cell" and the last and best track for me, "the librarian." Do I detect some light at the end of the tunnel in this track? Something about its amazing groove is almost optimistic!