genre: abstract pop, ambient
It is very easy to hate David Sylvian. The father of new-romantic/electro glam with Japan abadoned his pop career in 80s and made various surprising U-turns with his career. He worked with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Holger Czukay, Jon Hassell, Robert Fripp and managed to alianate most of his old fans with avantgarde leanings, that were sometimes beyond strange. Blemish is an album created with Derek Bailey and Fennesz and it is astonishing. His voice is arresting as usual and he seems to be more confident with it than usual. Part of the magic of this album is also the fact that he is accompanied by two of the very best improv/avant guitarists around, who paint abstract sound canvases. This year's Mafafon is great as well.
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