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Fans of David Sylvian may consider some of his earlier releases to have been autumnal spectacles filled with intoxicating arrangements and some of the most beautifully heartbreaking songs ever composed. At face value, Dead Bees on a Cake should have been one of David Sylvian's most spiritually fulfilled and innovative releases – maybe next time. One can admire the rich vocals and impeccable instrumental performances by Talvin Singh, Steve Jansen, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Marc Ribot, among others; however, for David… read more



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  • Avatar for Avantgardian
    This album is exotic, spiritual, moving, super-inspired, and otherworldly. Whoever wrote that smarmy review needs to be punched in the face.
  • Avatar for Pdna2
    Thom Jurek of All Music Guide writes crap like that all the time. For Jurek it's the literary equivalent to running on a treadmill. I tend to think little of critics generally, but if you want to roll in laughter, read some of his pompous (often technically misinformed) reviews of jazz classics that somehow get assigned to him. I've seen jazz musicians blog angrily about some of his pronouncements. Sorry, this page is for Sylvian--but I had to answer the rhetorical question, prominence_la.
  • Avatar for prominence_la
    Honestly, "the sonic equivalent of running on a treadmill"? Who writes pretentious junk like that for such a piece of beauty like this?
  • Avatar for fmaratz
    Another great album from David Sylvian. My favourites are "I Surrender", "Thalheim", "Krishna Blue" and of course the really beautiful "The Shining of Things".
  • Avatar for huonwong
    This album was released in 1999 (not 2003 as reported above) and is properly wonderful. Check and
  • Avatar for Dsus4
    no need for any cowbell in this sublime music
  • Avatar for well_spring
    A beautiful album. I especially like *I surrender* and *Wanderlust*.
  • Avatar for 8m2stereo
    .. genius album and sound ..

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