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Manafon- David Sylvian

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I’m a fan. I admit it. I’ve been listening to David Sylvian for about 20 years, starting with his Secrets of the Beehive, which to my mind (and ears) is a recording that rises above the temporal and manages to occupy a space above  that of the passing fad or trend. I guess I appreciate that… chasing after the eternal verities as opposed to making a quick buck.

Sylvian’s latest offering reinforces this. Manafon is not easy. It is a recording that, like some of Coltrane’s later works, demands attention. This is not background music, but it is music that rewards your listening.

The title comes from the work of the poet R.S. Thomas… who isn’t an easy poet in his own right.

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May 22nd, 2010 at 3:34 pm

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The National “High Violet”

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Listening as I write. It is always nice to find new music… especially on Sunday via the Times.
Best album, and band, that I have heard in a while. I like the song-writing.

I still owe money to the money to the money I owe…

Very good.

high violet

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May 6th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

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