Many artists deliberately avoid taking risks, making changes instead opting for the safe, but David Sylvian is not one of them. Across his illustrious career, Sylvian has always sought to take listeners out of their comfort zone. Self-consciousness and introspection permeate every corner of his works. His mostriveting songs have explored various topics, including spirituality and soul-searching for the modern world. His songs are evocative and fragile, confronting the listener about the challenges inherent in being human.
AAJ Contributor Nenad Georgievski spoke with Sylvian at length, about the story behind his latest release, Manafon (Samadhi Sound, 2009), moving from the pop world into more experimental arenas, and more. All this and more in his insightful interview, David Sylvian: To Blow the Heart Wide Open, published today at AAJ.
You can also read AAJ Managing Editor John Kelman's extended analysis of Manafon, and the companion DVD Amplified Gesture, published in December of 2009.
AAJ is committed to bringing you the most exhaustive coverage surrounding new releases, so check out all the buzz surrounding David Sylvian and Manafon at AAJ today!
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