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David Sylvian, there's a light that enters houses with no other house in sight

posted by Emmanuel on 26.11.14 16:49 in Music Reviews Print  

David Sylvian is, for me, a singular reference when it comes to pop music. He has tried to take it further, particularly for the last 15 years with his solo albums and a set of collaborations, continuously pushing beyond the format's boundaries while accepting his own music will be listened to in that underrated context. I tend to consider him as a fellow of Mark Hollis, but one who managed not to disappear into silence. there's a light that enters houses with no other house in sight is another step along a path parallel to this trajectory towards nothingness, and it works tremendously well.

Today, and after a couple of digital listening, I received my physical copy of there's a light that enters houses with no other house in sight. It might sound completely old-fashioned, but I feel really attached to the idea of the object in itself, when it was meant by the artist to exist as such, for reasons others than commercial (well, everybody knows that CDs do not sell anymore).


There is the artwork (and I actually did not even order the deluxe edition, with the book containing, presumably, the poems read by Franz Wright on the recording, and "contributions from three renowned photographers assembled by David Sylvian to illustrate the edition”). There is the way of listening, too (you cannot easily choose the moment you want to hear or skip in the track, but have to listen to it from the beginning on). Nothing mystical ...


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