Why I love Snow Borne Sorrow...

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Why I love Snow Borne Sorrow...

Postby Simonp on Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:15 pm

I think SBS is possibly Sylvian's finest work since Gone To Earth. While I realise that this work is a collaborative effort featuring 3 highly talented musicians, I think because of Sylvian's overall presence, vocally and lyrically, its difficult to view it as anything other than a Sylvian solo album. Just my opinion mind. Why do I love it? I just think its a beautifully crafted record, it features some wonderful songs and it's just a very contemporary sounding work. Highlights for me are the opening Wonderful World, Atom & Cell and The Librabrian but this changes from week to week.

Many people have commented on sylvian's return to a more traditional songwriting style and view this album as a backward step for Sylvian following his more experimental and challenging Blemish release. I disagree. If anything it has proved that Sylvian is one of our most creative and individual songwriters working today.

Sorry if this is gushing, I just love the man!
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Postby japanfan on Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:15 pm

Its a great album! I see your in Scotland, are u under 35 and play an instrument? Im looking to start a Japan influenced band.
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Postby Silver Moon on Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:23 pm

Hi Simonp!!

I must agree with you as well... My favorites are "Wonderful World" "The day the earth stole heaven" and "The Librarian"

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Postby Poisoned_Apathy on Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:32 pm

Silver Moon wrote:It's ok.... Gushing of all kinds is perfectly fine on here! ;-DDDD


I agree with Kera. We all love him here!!! :-D

And I agree with you as well. I've been listened to it a lot these last days and it grows on me with each listening!! It's hard for me to pick a favourite at this moment, but Darkest Birds , Atom and cell or Snow Borne Sorrow are some of my favourites.
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Postby arieleleven on Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:40 pm

I also agree with Simon about this album. It is one of the most beautiful musical works overall that I have heard in a long time. "Darkest Birds" is practically my theme song these days.
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Re: Why I love Snow Borne Sorrow...

Postby carolineharry on Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:55 am

I've only just got my copy.I've been playing it a lot in the car.Some tracks I loved from the word go, others are growing on me.
Might make a prat of myself by asking (nothing new there!) as it may be on here somewhere, but does anyone know why they called themsleves Nine Horses please? :)
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Postby Simonp on Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:49 am

japanfan wrote:Its a great album! I see your in Scotland, are u under 35 and play an instrument? Im looking to start a Japan influenced band.


Actually I'm 36 and play an instrument so I take it I'm excluded from your auditions? Aren't "older" people allowed to be in bands?
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Re: Why I love Snow Borne Sorrow...

Postby Stoobie on Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:09 pm

Hey Simon !

Same boat here mate ! over 35 but used to play an instrument !

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Re: Why I love Snow Borne Sorrow...

Postby karnsculpture on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:27 am

Nine Horses is a good luck symbol in China and Japan, I'm guessing that could be behind the name.
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Re: Why I love Snow Borne Sorrow...

Postby carolineharry on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:38 am

Ah, that makes sense, cheers Paul. :-D
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