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DIED IN THE WOOL: MANAFON VARIATIONS

David Sylvian

Crossover Prog


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2.45 | 11 ratings | 2 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing


Disc One

1. Small Metal Gods
2. Died In The Wool
3. I Should Not Dare
4. Random Acts Of Senseless Violence
5. A Certain Slant Of Light
6. Anomaly At Taw Head
7. Snow White In Appalachia
8. Emily Dickinson
9. The Greatest Living Englishman (Coda)
10. Anomaly At Taw Head (A Haunting)
11. Manafon
12. The Last Days of December


Disc Two

1. When We Return You Won't Recognise Us



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Line-up / Musicians


David Sylvian: vocal (CD1), sampling (CD1#2, CD1#6, CD1#10), electronics (CD1#2, CD1#6), guitar (CD1#3), keyboards (CD1#4, CD1#7), acoustic guitar (CD1#4, CD1#6);
Jennifer Curtis: violin (CD1#1, CD1#4, CD1#6-7, CD1#9-10, CD1#12);
Erik Carlson: violin (CD1#1, CD1#6-7, CD1#9-10, CD1#12);
Margaret Dyer: viola (CD1#1, CD1#6-7, CD1#9-10, CD1#12);
Chris Gross: cello (CD1#1, CD1#6-7, CD1#9-10, CD1#12);
Dai Fujikara: string composition (CD1#1, CD1#7, CD1#9), clarinet samples, as performed by Kate Romano (CD1#2), string arrangement (CD1#4, CD1#6, CD1#10), string conductor (CD1#1, CD1#6-7, CD1#9, CD1#10), flute arrangement (CD1#10), flute conductor (CD1#10), original string arrangement sample (CD1#11);
Eddie Prévost: percussion (CD1#2, CD2);
Steve Jansen: cymbals (CD1#2), Elysian String Quartet direction (CD2); Toshimaru Nakamura: no-input mixing board (CD1#2, CD1#6, CD2);
Keith Rowe: guitar (CD1#2, CD1#4, CD1#6-7, CD1#11); Jan Bang: additional samples (CD1#2), string arrangement (CD1#3), samples (CD1#3, CD1#5, CD1#8, CD1#11);
Erik Honoré: additional samples (CD1#2), cello treatments (CD1#2), synthesizer (CD1#5), samples (CD1#5, CD1#11);
Hildur Gudnadottir: cello (sampled) (CD1#2);
Christian Fennesz: guitar (CD1#3-4, CD1#7), laptop (CD1#3-4, CD1#7);
Evan Parker: saxophone (CD1#3, CD1#6, CD1#10);
Ståle Storløkken: sampled synthesizer (CD1#3);
John Tilbury: piano (CD1#4, CD1#6-7);
Wener Dafeldecker: acoustic bass (CD1#4, CD1#7);
Michael Moser: cello (CD1#4, CD1#7);
Franz Hautzinger: trumpet (CD1#4, CD1#11);
Michi Wiancho: violin (CD1#4);
Wendy Richman: viola (CD1#4);
Katinka Kleijn: cello (CD1#4);
Arve Henriksen: sampled trumpet (CD1#5), trumpet (CD2);
Helge Sten: sampled guitar (CD1#5);
Sachiko M.: sine wave sampler (CD1#6);
Marcio Mattos: cello (CD1#6);
Christian Wallumrød: sampled piano (CD1#8);
Tetzui Akiyama: electric and acoustic guitar (CD1#9);
Otomo Yoshide: turntables (CD1#9);
Claire Chase: bass flute (CD1#10, CD1#12);
John Butcher: saxophone (CD2);
Günter Müller: iPods (CD2);
Emma Smith: violin (CD2);
Jennymay Logan: violin (CD2);
Vincent Sipprell: viola (CD2);
Laura Moody: cello (CD2);
Ros Stephen: violin (CD2);
Charlie Cross: viola (CD2).

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2CD Samadhisound ss021 (2011)

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DAVID SYLVIAN Died In The Wool: Manafon Variations ratings distribution


2.45
(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
27%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(18%)
18%
Good, but non-essential (9%)
9%
Collectors/fans only (36%)
36%
Poor. Only for completionists (9%)
9%

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2 stars Tiresome, inches away from boring. The consequence of self-indulgence. David Sylvian's, self-aquired musical language does not save these "Manafon Variations" or the crumbs of that previous album, of being irrelevant. Even his best "discoveries" work against the music. The usually inviting and my ... (read more)

Report this review (#1119049) | Posted by admireArt | Friday, January 24, 2014 | Review Permanlink

2 stars A fairly one dimensional and dreary album which, to call 'grey' would be giving porage a bad name. David Sylvian delivers his vocals here as though he's auditioning for the 'speaking clock'. The addition of strings adds a certain degree of interest, but overall the structure is dreadful - lying ... (read more)

Report this review (#766412) | Posted by Dobermensch | Thursday, June 07, 2012 | Review Permanlink

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