Wicked Ways - David Sylvian

My older (but much better looking) brother, Matthew, supported me in my first year in Melbourne after I moved out of my parents home and "down to the big smoke" I realise it must have been a very trying time for him, but I certainly didn't see it that way at the time. We tend to take these sorts of things for granted, assuming that our siblings will just put up with us and our crap. We were close, but not so much as we are now, I know now that if I need to talk to someone about anything, he's fine with whatever I have to say - like a guide, a good guide. Anyway, there's a bit of information for you - My Older, but much better, published, doctor of language of a brother is a top bloke. That wasn't the point - the point was this. I would play his records (Oh Yes - Vinyl) when he went out, and sometimes when he was in, even. And there is one that has stuck with me through everything. Michelle refers to this music as "Slash up" music... It is dark, it is moody, it is perfect for a sunny yet breezy Sunday afternoon on the veranda of your beach house. David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt on 23 February 1958, in Beckenham, Kent, UK) is an English singer-songwriter, and musician. He came to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead vocalist and main songwriter in the group Japan. His subsequent solo work is described by critic Jason Ankeny as "a far-ranging and esoteric career that encompassed not only solo projects but also a series of fascinating collaborative efforts." Sylvian's solo work been influenced by a variety of musical styles and genres, including jazz, avant garde, ambient, electronic, and progressive rock. The album that sold David to me was undoubtedly Secrets of the Beehive and it's what I am listening to right now. I hope you have £6 that you can spend on some new, very old music. (Well, 1987) Beautifully soothing. 9/10 Stars