David Sylvian - Blemish - 2003

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David Sylvian - Blemish (2003)
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First album released on David's Samadhi Sound label
An impromptu suite of songs for guitar, electronics and voice. An emotionally raw, minimal work, of immediacy and stark beauty with outstanding contributions from Derek Bailey and Christian Fennesz.
David set aside a month to write and record the album while taking a break from the project that he and his
brother, Steve Jansen, are currently working on. He has created an impromptu suite of songs for guitar, electronics and voice. The compositions were crafted from improvisational sessions captured live in the studio. Working almost entirely alone david has created an emotionally raw, minimal work, of immediacy and stark beauty.
Although there are elements in his previous body of work that hint at the direction taken here the cd, entitled simply 'blemish', appears to cover new ground in style, content, intensity of emotion, and in the seemly open ended nature of the compositions themselves. Adding to the intensity and air of experimentation is the presence of Derek Bailey. Three of the pieces included on 'blemish' were written with, and feature,
the legendary free-jazz guitarist. The final track of the CD features a haunting electronic arrangement by Christian Fennesz.

The album was recorded in the month of February 03 and mixed in March 03.
All aspects of the recording were handled by David himself.

Produced, composed, performed, engineered by david sylvian
Except tracks 2/5/7 guitars derek bailey. composed by derek bailey and david sylvian. track 8 electronics and arrangement by christian fennesz
mixed by david sylvian
recorded at samadhi sound studio feb/march 03
derek's session engineered by toby hrycek-robinson at the moat.

The Japanese version, including the bonus track Trauma, has been released by P-Vine Records (PVCP-8775). Besides the bonus track and the obi, you will also find in the digipack a folded sheet with lyrics and liner notes.

Samadhisound SSCD 0001 Japan: P-Vine Records Inc. PVCP-8775

1. Blemish (13:42)
2. The Good Son (5:24)
3. The Only Daughter (5:28)
4. The Heart Knows Better (7:51)
5. She Is Not (0:45)
6. Late Night Shopping (2:54)
7. How Little We Need To Be Happy (3:22)
8. A Fire In The Forest (4:14)

Source: David

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