Record Mirror. Retrieved 28 February Retrieved 12 May The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th concise ed. Omnibus Press. Mojo : Retrieved 23 February Record Mirror : Smash Hits. Retrieved 28 February — via sites. Beyond and Before: Progressive Rock since the s. ISBN Sound on Sound. March UK Albums Chart. Gone To Earth - David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (Cassette Phonographic Industry. Australian Chart Book — illustrated ed. St Ives, N.
Hung Medien. Album Chart Book: Complete Edition — RoppongiTokyo: Oricon. The Good Son vs. Oil on Canvas. StarThrower62Feb 4, Location: North East UK. Originals mostly all the way for me, the remix "Damage" is an alternate option, both versions have their merits.
I've never been keen on the "Brilliant Trees" sonics digitally, maybe I need to check out the vinyl for that. Audioresearch likes this. Location: Hengelo, Netherlands. Originals For Gone To Earth - David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (Cassette. They sound more natural to me. I like The last song On The original more.
AudioresearchFeb 5, Location: Portland. MerrickFeb 5, Location: Sweden. Location: BC, Canada. The remasters are not bad but originals sound more natural. As is usually the case, remasters are a bit louder so make sure to volume compensate if you are comparing. You must log in or sign up to reply here. All three tracks from the second ambient LP. The remixes bookend CD one. The music on CD one is very good too though and songs like the opener Taking The Veil, the beautiful Before The Bullfight which is my favorite on the album and the noisy title track are all excellent examples of why David is such a respected musician.
He really has the ability to touch me which is something that rarely happens to me while listening to music these days. The musicianship is excellent. Note the great rythm section too.
Robert Fripp King Crimson guests with some of his trademark Frippertronics and adds a bit of spice to some of the compositions. Very interesting experimental music. Mix of post-Japan synthesizers driven music with Crimsonian moments. Sylvian voice is cold, a bit androidal remind me Gary Numan voice, electronics sounds remind Gary Numan music as well! Music is mid-tempo, based on dark ambient and post new romantics electronics beat. But in pplaces all this music is scented by Fripp frippertronics.
I believe, that the sound is to Album) taste. Someone will hate sinthesizer based rhythms remind Gone To Earth - David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (Cassette wave in a momentsslow "teasing" tempo, cold music and cold vocal. But all this basis is covered by Fripp guitar acrobatics and Mel Collins sax. This is for me one of the most important albums of the s and one of the few true masterpieces of true progressive rock during that decade.
The album is quite obviously two distinct pieces. The first record is the better of the two, with actual songs. It starts out sounding very much like Japan, with Ian Maidman taking the place of Mick Karn on fretless bass. And it's the guest musicians that really make this album. Robert of Fripp. The guests are necessary, as Sylvian has this tendency to sound like his vocal melodies are made up on the spot over the instrumental tracks, giving all of his songs a sameness that can get tedious without the nice guitars, horns, etc.
The second LP is very pastoral, almost ambient music, similar to some of Eno's work before he went Gone To Earth - David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (Cassette narcoleptic. I suppose the album is okay as background noise when reading, but if you are attempting to listen to Album) for fun, good luck.
LP1: 3. After the pretty, but weird 'Laughter and Forgetting' which focuses on Sylvian's off key voice and a discordant piano everything collapses into a black hole in space Starting with the miserable, but superb "Before the Bullfight' - all 10 minutes of it!
This quickly splices to the highly unusual title track which has a tune sung by Sylvian where every musical note seems all over the place, random and is undercut by a truly mental growly Robert Fripp guitar. Only recently have I come to realise that this is actually a very Prog album, something that had never struck me before with any of Sylvian's works. Flatline depressing vocals are accentuated with the inclusion of Fripp and his weird bendy springy sounds that sound nothing like the guitar he is playing.
The highlight has to be be 'Riverman' - almost a remnant of Japan's 'Sons of Pioneers' - the best track on 'Tin Drum' from ' Bass heavy and slick, with a double vocal track by Sylvian and some Fripp tweakery in the background.
There's such an array of unusual tunes on this album that you won't be aware of until afterwards like me 25 years later where you think to yourself 'where the hell did those odd, weird out of place notes come from, and why do they fit? Some of which is just utterly beautiful: 'Answered Prayers' and; Wooden Cross' to name but two.
These last 40 minute sound like being stuck on a desert island with no means of escape, where you just say to yourself Not my usual cup of tea, but since I'm a vinyl collector I can sometimes buy interesting records for less then a serious cup of coffee, so here it is. David Sylvian ex-Japan is a multi-instrumentalist and song-writer. Gone to Earth is a long album that features a slightly artistic form of wave or perhaps even new age music.
Slow, abstract and bathing in atmospheres the music develops around minimal concepts that get pretty interesting in the end. The cool, soft voice of Sylvian completes the style.
With some solo's of Fripp now and then tracks of lp1 can get quite interesting, though most tracks are good. None of them stand out, but that's part of the abstract wave sound I guess. On lp2 the tracks are instrumental, mostly based one a single idea that get's worked out and then fades away. The interesting part of this album is not what it delivers in for example song-writing and musicianship, but what it leaves open. There some spaciousness in every composition that is hard to pin down.
The music doesn't pretend to be the main attraction and is clearly made for relaxation and slowing down. In the mean while some very interesting atmospheres are created, mainly on lp1 I must say. Nothing sound too important, and nothing bothers me either.
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