Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees CD (album) cover


David Sylvian


Crossover Prog

3.77 | 119 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
4 stars The track listing here refers to an expanded CD release featuring the original Brilliant Trees set (the first 7 tracks) plus part of the Alchemy - an Index of Possibilities mini-album, which initially was a cassette only release falling between Brilliant Trees and Sylvian's second solo album Gone to Earth. Brilliant Trees is a stunning debut. Moving emphatically away from the often brittle synth and fretless bass trademarks of Japan, Sylvian embraces a much more organic feel, acoustic and spanish guitars, upright bass, flugelhorn and trumpet etc. The stand-out tracks are Ink In the Well with its upright bass groove and flugelhorn solo, and weathered wall, which encapsulates a signature Sylvian sound of looping almost arabic drums, which form the framework for an atmospheric almost trancelike workout. Excellent.
arcer | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DAVID SYLVIAN review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.