Thursday, June 11, 2015

David Sylvian - Approaching Silence (1999)

Previously on OPIUM HUM:
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay - Plight and Premonition (1988) + Flux and Mutability (1989)
David Sylvian - Blemish (2003)

Spacious, shimmering ambient music, with just a hint of uneasy dissonance, from Opium Hum All-Star David Sylvian. Approaching Silence compiles three songs that Sylvian composed for two separate installations, one of which (the title track) features Robert Fripp. Someday I'll get around to posting some of Sylvian's more rock-ish material -- Dead Bees on a Cake, maybe -- but after an absolutely insane last couple of weeks of classes, I'm feeling the relaxation vibes pretty hard.

Track listing:
1. The Beekeeper's Apprentice
2. Epiphany
3. Approaching Silence

The shining of things


  1. Great record, thanks. Do yourself a massive favour: get "Snow Bourne Sorrow" by Nine Horses. Sylvian and his brother, David Jansen. I think it's the best thing Jansen did (along with Rain Tree Crow) and equal to any of the things Sylvian did in his solo records.

    1. Love that record. And Rain Tree Crow. I actually did posts on both those records on my old blog before it got deleted.