Japanese pressing includes the exclusive bonus track 'Birds Sing For Their Lives'. Album from David Sylvian, his brother Steve Jensen and the well respected Burnt Friedman who together have produced an album which breaks boundaries, fusing styles whilst delivering beautiful pop melodies and stunning vocals on songs that Sylvian fans everywhere are bound to fall in love with; plus guest appearances from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Stina Nordenstam, Arve Henriksen and many more.
Probably the most commercial release that David Sylvian has ever been involved with, Nine Horses still manages to sound unlike any other album out there at the moment. Breaking boundaries, fusing styles and yet delivering beautiful pop melodies and stunning vocals on songs that Sylvian fans everywhere are bound to fall in love with. Nine Horses brings together Sylvian, his brother Steve Jansen (ex-Japan) and the well respected Burnt Friedman. The trio have created a suite of remarkably poignant songs that are part social commentary and part self-analysis. Sylvian and his collaborators have never sounded better nor the material more immediate. Other guest contributors include: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Stina Nordenstam, Arve Henriksen and many more. This album's sound is expanded, maximalist, full, rooted in traditional song structures like some of Sylvian's classic solo albums like "Brilliant Trees", "Secrets Of The Beehive" and "Dead Bees On A Cake".
This album is the follow-up release to the highly acclaimed debut album "Snow Borne Sorrow"
With each consecutive project, David Sylvian always manages to amaze. Money for All is a remarkably cohesive collection of unreleased tracks, remixes and alternate takes, and even as a collection, it presents a challenging expedition into electronic music. The featured material is fully invested with ideas and it shows how fruitful and strong the partnership between Sylvian, Jansen and Burnt Friedman is.
A Victim Of Stars 1982-2012 brings together the last 30 years of David Sylvian's solo career, encompassing material released with Virgin Records, along with more recent work released on his own label Samadhisound, including a new recording 'Where's Your Gravity?' which is exclusive to this compilation. The package comes as a trifold double disc set with insert. Note that Ghosts is the remixed version released in 2000 from the 'Everything and Nothing' Compilation, however 'Remix' is not mentioned on the CD, packaging nor folded track sheet.
Like everything else he does, musical iconoclast David Sylvian's idea of a retrospective compilation is very different from the norm. Sleepwalkers is a 16-track, hour-plus collection focused on his many collaborations during the previous decade. Included are alternate takes from his own albums, remixes, reworked material and his contributions to the albums of others. There is one new cut, pointing to the future: "Five Lines" with Japanese composer Dai Fujikura, is a complex art song with a string quartet. (According to Sylvian, Fujikura is working with him on a completely new, orchestral version of Manofon.) This new piece is one of the many highlights.