Monday, February 16, 2015

David Sylvian & Holger Szukay - Plight & Premonition (1988) + Flux & Mutability (1989)

Previously on OPIUM HUM:
David Sylvian - Blemish (2003)

Two gorgeous, ambient collaborations between David Sylvian, formerly of Japan and one of my all-time favorite musicians, and Holger Szukay, formerly of Can. Plight & Premonition is pure, haunting ambient, while Flux & Mutability has some percussion and a sense of gentle, queazy euphoria that wouldn't sound out of place on an 80s ECM record.

Track listing:
-Plight & Premonition-
1. Plight (The Spiraling of Winter Ghosts)
2. Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel)
-Flux & Mutability-
1. Flux (A Big Bright Beautiful World)
2. Mutability (A New Beginning Is in the Offing)

Every color you are


  1. I love Japan (Oil on Canvas is my fave) and David Sylvian. I actually had tickets to see him live in Glasgow a couple of years ago but he cancelled the whole tour due to a back problem....never been rescheduled....:-(

  2. The same happened to me. He was scheduled to play in Bologna. Hope he'll come back