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This review is from: Secrets Of The Beehive (Audio CD)
I love this album, and the magnetism of Sylvian's unique voice and refreshingly different chordal and key changes and tones all combine to create a seriously magical set of tracks. Sylvian takes all that defining sound that he had in Japan and produces songs that only he could write,
Like Kate Bush he sings and composes in sequences and key changes to his own work, so different to anyone else, and how I wish I could write lyrics as he does at times.. poetry in motion indeed!. I like it all but I suppose Boy with the Gun is my fave track and anyone out of the 'few' who know my job history will know why I pick that one, wonderfully isolationist, thought provoking lyrics and intense atmosphere, he paints a picture of the lonely soul with serial tendencies and the cold weapon, beloved friend at his side.
Evocative indeed. For me also, the wonderful combination of the Sylvian drones and Danny Thompson's double bass style make this a winner. Danny is one of my favourite musicians ever, one of the key elements of my absolute teenage onward musicial influences, Pentangle.. (digress.. one of the only real bands ever where each of the 5 members excelled totally in their field as individuals even as stand alones.)
I play this in my car and it always reminds me of that wonderful separation between the outside world and the 'secret lives' one can sometimes dwell in.