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Streamlining the muted, organic atmospheres of the previous Gone to Earth to forge a more cohesive listening experience, Secrets of the Beehive is arguably David Sylvian's most accessible record, a delicate, jazz-inflected work boasting elegant string arrangements courtesy of Ryuichi Sakamoto. Impeccably produced by Steve Nye, the songs are stripped to their bare essentials, making judicious use of the synths, tape loops, and treated pianos which bring them to life; Sylvian's evocative vocals are instead front and center, rendering standouts… read more



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  • Avatar for uriah_stsch
    It's true David called this album as a failure. But cos he has money and time not enough to finish him absolutely. David loves material on this record, but don't love recording quality.
  • Avatar for OrphicElysian
    This album leaves me breathless, truly a lesser known classic. <3
  • Avatar for uriah_stsch
    Today's 27th birthday of the album!
  • Avatar for Horse_Deceased
    Can you believe David regards this album as a failure? I sure cannot.
  • Avatar for Beat_C
    one of my favourite albums of all time.
  • Avatar for Nakkinak
    missing link between scott walker and talk talk and bark psychosis. damn, this is good.
  • Avatar for endeSanos
    world, anwser me, will i ever experience something as good as this again
  • Avatar for sierena
    Timeless album indeed, it's just incredible.
  • Avatar for Akayz7
    it's like a more deeper, sincere sequel to Brilliant Trees.
  • Avatar for Katamai
    For me, one of the best albums ever made.

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