Other musicians referring to or talking about Japan

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Postby Sylvian's Beard on Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:16 am

Sebastian Bach told me that Adolescent Sex is one of his favorite albums...I think I already mentioned this though...
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Postby liberty boy on Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:23 am

There was some less than complimentary references to Japan by musicians in Smash hits. Gary Kemp said he fell asleep listening to Canton and Morrisey said perhaps if we pour red hot coal on David Sylvian's head he might actually feel something. Meanwhile also in smash hits got a plaudit however from Peter Gabriel circa 1986 who said "plodders" like David Sylvian and Kate Bush -(who only released albums every few years) did the best work in his opinion.
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Postby liberty boy on Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:28 am

Smash Hits tended to like David Sylvian championing his solo work long after his withdrawal from the pop world and in spite of his obvious subsequent unsuitability to the smash hits readership. Meanwhile Neil Tennant in an interview boasted that The pet shop boys got "the David Sylvian crossover audience".
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Postby Nath on Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:24 am

John Taylor of dd in "bass player" mention Mick Karn...

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Postby Stoobie on Tue Feb 19, 2008 2:57 pm

The last Blue Nile Album "High" was released in 2004, the inlay sleeve had pictures and you could just about see the of "Secrets of the behive" cd

2 great artists !

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Re: Other musicians referring to or talking about Japan

Postby mynewcareer on Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:03 am

When Tears For Fears were promoting their second album they described their first (The Hurting) as "being on Planet Sylvian", which I took to be 'arty'.
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Re: Other musicians referring to or talking about Japan

Postby Nicrobliz on Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:57 pm

I believe Tricky once referred to Sylvian/Japan as a great influence. If I recall correctly, he mentioned Ghosts and wouldn't at all be surprised if such a track greatly contributed towards the Trip-Hop sound.
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Re: Other musicians referring to or talking about Japan

Postby deadbees on Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:31 am

[quote="Nicrobliz"]I believe Tricky once referred to Sylvian/Japan as a great influence. If I recall correctly, he mentioned Ghosts and wouldn't at all be surprised if such a track greatly contributed towards the Trip-Hop sound.[/quote]
and he does quote from the lyrics on AFTERMATH from MAXINQUAYE album.
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Re: Other musicians referring to or talking about Japan

Postby untitled on Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:34 pm

It seems David Byrne (Talking Heads) is a 'bit' of a Sylvian fan...in a round-about, back-handed compliment sort of way.... This is from the "radio" section of his website, where he puts a monthly radio playlist together.

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I made a playlist on my computer with the title Art Pop. In it I put stuff that was a little too "out," even for my taste in pop songs. Categories are silly and arbitrary, but we all make them. This music adheres to a song format—though just barely, and although there’s often no apparent hope or ambition on the part of the artists that their work will crack the mass market, it sometimes happens. Björk and Radiohead have made some pretty arty records that have gathered a sizable audience, but most of these artists remain stubbornly and beautifully on the edges.

Calling You - Petra Haden
Cocodrillo (feat. Shara Worden) - Clogs
Entrance / Baldur's Dream - MaJiKer
Heaps Of Sheeps - Robert Wyatt
The Stranger with the Face of a Man I Loved - Shara Worden
Heroin (arr. D. Lang for voice and cello) - Felix Fan
Money For All - David Sylvian
Nautilus Shell - Miri
Rome Was Built For A Day - Ned Sublette And Lawrence Weiner
Ballad Of A Deadman (feat. Joan Wasser) - David Sylvian
Lord Is It Mine - Theo Bleckmann
Maryan - Robert Wyatt
My Heart Is Not At Peace - Mount Eerie
When Fire Becomes My Name - MaJiKer
Wiedno Te - Olo Walicki
From The Mouth Of Gabriel - Sufjan Stevens
Never There - MaJiKer
The Lotus Eaters - Shara Worden
Free Will And Testament - Robert Wyatt
Nausicaa - Shara Worden
Wind Speaks - Mount Eerie
Circe and the Hanged Man - Shara Worden
Late Night Shopping - David Sylvian
Only Kill Yourself - MaJiKer
Summons - Mount Eerie
Who Is It - Björk
Ocean - MaJiKer
Eulogies - MaJiKer
So La So Mi - Theo Bleckmann
I'm The Loneliest Fool - Jack Nitzsche
Oceania - Björk
Calypso - Shara Worden
Pure Genius (feat. Tweaker) - David Sylvian
Show And Tell - Ned Sublette And Lawrence Weiner
We Were Here (feat. Sufjan Stevens & Shara Worden) - Clogs
Banhusið / End - MaJiKer
Stone's Ode - Mount Eerie
The Fiddle And The Drum - Theo Bleckmann
Baby Teeth, Bones, and Bullets - Shara Worden
As He Looks Out to Sea - Shara Worden
We Are Over Here (Lucky Dragons Remix) - The Blow
Water Song - Theo Bleckmann
Sex Karma (St. Vincent Remix) - Of Montreal
I found the way, by the sound of your voice.
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