Constant Management of Back
- Oct 14, 2002
- Way beyond the Rubicon
I’m reading a biography of Sylvian’s post-Japan years and I’m listening to his albums as I go along. Some of the 80s stuff I find a bit weak, it picks up for me at Secrets of the Beehive but I only know a couple of things from after that. The one album I didn’t have that really stood out for me was the one with Czukay. It’s not really like a lot of Sylvian’s work (certainly not the stuff from that time). It’s all built up from studio improvising by Czukay so it has more of his stamp on it. I think it’s terrific, the kind of music you can sink into late at night and get lost in.
I haven’t listened to the one with Fripp yet, it wasn’t on streaming so I bought the CD. Apparently Fripp wanted Sylvian to join King Crimson as vocalist in the 90s but Sylvian didn’t want to commit. So they did an album together. Backed by the early 90s line-up of King Crimson, so not sure what to expect.
Right, playing the Czukay album now. I mean, Sylvian sometimes ends up in Sting "tasteful" territory so at least it's not that.The albums with Czukay are fantastic; I really must check into his work with Fripp
So far they've been improvising for 5 minutes and have managed to play the first 20 seconds of Ghosts.