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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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  • 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.
  • This album leaves me breathless, truly a lesser known classic. <3
  • Today's 27th birthday of the album!
  • Can you believe David regards this album as a failure? I sure cannot.
  • one of my favourite albums of all time.
  • missing link between scott walker and talk talk and bark psychosis. damn, this is good.
  • world, anwser me, will i ever experience something as good as this again
  • Timeless album indeed, it's just incredible.
  • it's like a more deeper, sincere sequel to Brilliant Trees.
  • For me, one of the best albums ever made.

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