New Release - There is No Love

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New Release - There is No Love

Postby silentwings on Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:14 pm

There is a new David Sylvian spoken word release on Confront Recordings

from Mark Wastell's facebook

RHODRI DAVIES / DAVID SYLVIAN / MARK WASTELL - THERE IS NO LOVE
(confront core series / core 01)

Debut release in the new Confront Core Series imprint. New studio recording of the text piece THERE IS NO LOVE which was premiered at Cafe OTO, London on 31st October 2016 as part of the Confront Recordings Twentieth Anniversary celebrations.

***PRE-ORDERS NOW ACCEPTED***

***RELEASE DATE 31st MAY 2017***

http://www.confrontrecordings.com/core-series

Rhodri Davies : lap harp, table harp, vibraphone, radio
David Sylvian : voice, vocal treatments, electronics
Mark Wastell : tam tam, cracked ride cymbal, chimes, indian temple bells, singing bowls, metal chain, tubular bell, concert bass drum

Voice recorded by David Sylvian, Los Angeles, USA, 2014.
Instrumental parts recorded by Rupert Clervaux at Studio 3, London,
18th February 2017.
Additional contribution from Toshimaru Nakamura (no-input mixer) recorded by Steve Bates and David Sylvian, Montreal, Canada, 2012.
Tubular bell and kettle drum recorded by Matthew Sansom, Surrey University,
Original text by Bernard Marie Koltès.
Compositional structure by Mark Wastell.
Mixed and mastered by Rupert Clervaux.

Special thanks to Harry Smith who mastered an earlier version of David Sylvian's vocal track for the concert at Cafe OTO.

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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby inkinthewell on Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:32 am

Spoken word in Async in April.
Spoken word in There Is No Love in May.
Will those who don't love his spoken word abilities be third time lucky in June/July? :D
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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby Haldeman Gracie on Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:43 am

This has just popped through the letterbox.

One track, 30:16 running time.
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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby Quiet Visitor on Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:26 am

Received it today.
It is what it is: ambient spoken word.
I think David's voice is relaxed on this one, not with his sometimes somewhat desperate tone.
The sounds, with a spotlight on tubular bells, fit good with the atmosphere of the voice.
Only be careful with the volume: when played too loud the high radio-signal may give you some unpleasant memories from the morning after a loud concert or disco-visit :wink:
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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby karnsculpture on Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:21 am

I had the album turned up loud to hear the first few minutes well then BOOM Sylvian comes in and nearly blows the speakers!
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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby Quiet Visitor on Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:50 pm

B.t.w. since David's lyrics were recorded in 2014 I wondered if they were included in Hypergraphia, released in the same year. But that's not the case.

Yeah, David shure makes a loud introduction. :smt020
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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby inkinthewell on Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:54 pm

karnsculpture wrote:I had the album turned up loud to hear the first few minutes well then BOOM Sylvian comes in and nearly blows the speakers!

:lol:
I was listening to it with earphones on my ipod, but I think the whole neighbourhood heard DS's entry on that one!
Apart from that, I was really pleased with it. It sounds more than just a spoken contribution; I mean, his "speaking" is the centre of it all, and Davies and Wastell follow it brilliantly.
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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby ob8 on Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:07 pm

I must admit that I did not intend buying this release when the details first surfaced. But curiousity got the better of me and I wondered if it would be like Playhouse, listened once and that's it.

Very little music, almost a spoken word piece but I love it. Davids delivery is fantasric and the pieces words to me are mesmerising. In parts absolutely hilarious.

Still want to hear him sing again though !
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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby svendutchmountains on Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:32 pm

I'm less excited by this release. I feel it is ground he has covered before, more successfully. I loved "Thoroughly Lost To Logic", thought the Uncommon Deities tracks were poor, loved The Kilowatt Hour/There's a Light... and didn't mind the Async track. But this just seems to be a little too repetitive.

Guess that's why I do love PTS - it is dramatically different, and has quite a certain suspense...

What startled me is my own perception of time. I thought The Kilowatt Hour was only a year old, or so...Turns out is is 3 years ago! Uncommon Deities is already 5 years ago! And PTS is almost 2 years ago!
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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby Tin Bird on Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:22 am

Zero interest from me... if I wanted to hear DS talking I could watch an interview on Youtube.
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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby baht habit on Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:42 pm

Yes, you all were so very right. At first, when hearing the repetitive refrain "There is no love", I thought 'that's not so loud' and kept the volume as I had initially adjusted it. And then, 'boom' - Sylvian's voice is extremely loud compared to the accompaniment. It is as if Rupert Clervaux wanted to be sure to place much greater emphasis on the sinister text throughout the entire track.
This is an intriguing piece - altogether quite austere and disturbing. I feel it meshes well with the aesthetic of Playing The Schoolhouse.
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Re: New Release - There is No Love

Postby Foales Arishes on Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:17 pm

baht habit wrote:This is an intriguing piece - altogether quite austere and disturbing. I feel it meshes well with the aesthetic of Playing The Schoolhouse.


Hmm, I'm not sure it does mesh with PTS... I didn't find that dark, or disturbing in any way ... Yes, maybe rather austere ( plain, simple, basic, functional, modest ) but never dark. In fact, in many ways its rather hopeful to me, with its setting (the old school) and the sounds of life that continue to surround that particular space. I can't fathom TINL or whatever meaning is present [assuming there is one]... Sonically there is lots to enjoy, but ultimately it leaves me cold and unsettled, and that all comes down to the vocal. For me there is a difference between dark and sinister, and this is firmly in the latter.
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