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David Sylvian - Damage - Live (with Robert Fripp) CD (album) cover


David Sylvian


Crossover Prog

4.13 | 64 ratings

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3 stars David Sylvian has such a beautifull voice, that you want to sing with him every word. I hate sound of his guitar. It is really dull, with some kind of »dry torsion«, if I visualized it good enough! With first song, he really shows how perfect his voice is. It makes me not to care what is in background, his voice is enough. Similair feeling I got while listening No-Man's singer, Tim Bowness. Second tune is still good, with brilliant Robert Fripp making soundscapes, and more than heaven-like solo. Brightness Falls goes grunge, it is fine but... Drummer is boring to me here! Bill Bruford would turn this song in masterpiece. Again Fripp gives colour to this song. Every Colour You Are is such an excellent and inspirative song. It has wonderfull melody, both guitars are fine here, and even drumer is effective. Vocals are emotional, and interact good with guitars. Firepower is chaotic song, with some grunge and funky elements, but than again, where it looks like it has nowhere to go forward, Robert Fripp saves it, and makes it better. A Shaman Song is the same thing; at this point this album goes boring to me... Wave is an easy song with most guitars played by Robert, and good singing of David. Riverman is another good song, here I begin to feel that David's guitar is only good at making background effects, and not as a leading instrument. Darshan is horrible, long lasting jam that goes nowhere, my least favourite track. Blinding Light of Heaven is good rock track, but I feel that interaction between drums and guitars fails everywhere on album. Drumkit sounds not so fine to me. And the last song is where David shows how words from his mouth sound: beautifull! P.S: Is it Mastelotto playing drums?! Well, I dont like him here, but an extraordinary drumer.
nisandzic | 3/5 |


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