Approaching Silence

Approaching Silence

It was around 1981, dawn of the new romantic, that NME depicted a cartoon of David Sylvian , lead singer of Japan , with his head sat atop the shaft of a penis. At the time I took it as a reinforcement of his iconographic sex god status and...

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Dead Bees On A Cake

Dead Bees On A Cake

Back in the days when Cheekbones were king and Art was queen, David Sylvian bestrode the land like a powder-puffed colossus, and after Japan split in 1982, he evolved into a nouveau Bowie for the 4AD-obsessed masses. Of which there were a lot...

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