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        Manafon
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          Manafon CD Digipack Edition





        • Release Date: 14-09-2009
        • Format: CD
        • Number of Discs: 1
        • Catalogue Number: SOUNDCDSS016
        • Label: SamadhiSound




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        Manafon
        David Sylvian, 2010



          While stocks last I will send 4 Sylvian cards out with each order.



      • Manafon is an album I know I will grow to like but just haven't quite got there yet. After many listens I'm slowly getting there. But don't let that put you off - it says more of my limitations as a listener rather than the music itself.

        Needless to say, anything Sylvian puts out these days is never going to be easy. Long since a music maverick, he never promised a safe journey and in that respect he doesn't disappoint here. As befits the sister piece to the 2004 Blemish release it's incompromising stuff.

        I won't bore you with more. There are a host of reviews at amazon.co.uk (click here for them and scroll down the page) which describe the piece far better than I can. Not all are favourable but that is the power of Sylvian - there is nothing in-between.


      • This is the standard audio CD released in a 6 panel digipak. It features artwork by Ruud Van Empel with art direction by the man himself, David Sylvian. Designed by Samadhi's resident designer Chris Bigg of v23 fame. Beautifully packaged - the green foliage is just haunting.

        But then all of Sylvian's solo work has been better packaged than any other artist I know.


      • While 2003's Blemish startled long-time fans with its emotional rigour, Sylvian has taken the next step with his first solo album in 6 years. During sessions in London, Vienna, and Tokyo, Sylvian assembled the world's leading improvisers and innovators, artists who explore free improvisation, space-specific performance, and live electronics. From Evan Parker and Keith Rowe, to Fennesz and members of Polwechsel, to Sachiko M and OtomoYoshihide, the musicians provide both a backdrop and a counterweight to his own vocal performances which, minus one instrumental, are nakedly the center of each piece. Intuition drew Sylvian to these pieces and these players, and the surprises they bring: a cello visiting like a warm hand on a forehead, the unpredictable use of unadulterated sine waves, the brassy path of Evan Parker's soprano sax solo. Manafon has a forbidding core, but aesthetically, each piece is an engrossing discovery.


      • Buy CD | For details of the deluxe edition please click here | R.S. Thomas & Manafon



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          TRACK LISTING
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          1. Small Metal Gods
          2. Rabbit Skinner, The
          3. Random Acts Of Senseless Violence
          4. Greatest Living Englishman, The
          5. 125 Spheres
          6. Snow White In Appalachia
          7. Emily Dickinson
          8. Department Of Dead Letters, The
          9. Manafon
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          UK 2009
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          Samadhi
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          SOUNDCDSS016
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      • Price: 16.99
        UK Sterling (new) (includes Worldwide postage & packaging)

        June 2011, this item will be sent out with 4 Sylvian postcards.

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      • ALSO AVAILABLE: amazon.co.uk (uk) | amazon.com (us)

      • MANAFON: vinyl - amazon.co.uk
      • DAVID SYLVIAN: rarities
      • DAVID SYLVIAN: amazon.com store


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