‘unorthodox with a lot of movement’
When David Sylvian’s career-to-date retrospective album Everything and Nothing appeared in 2000, it turned out to be a compilation with a difference. Among the familiar songs from twenty years of his musical history were some never-before-heard tracks spanning the entire period. The artist was clear, however, that these were not inferior and therefore discarded out-takes.
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A glimpse of the path ahead
Collaborations outside the context of a David Sylvian project have been a regular occurrence over the years and have produced some beautiful pieces. Working under conditions established by other artists has at times brought out unknown or less developed aspects of Sylvian’s craft, and some of these recordings have given indications of an emerging artistic direction in both music and lyrics – a glimpse of the path ahead.
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