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David Sylvian David Sylvian, Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Sidsel Endresen & Arve Henriksen: Uncommon Deities album cover
4.74 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 75% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The God of Single Cell Organisms (3:38)
2. The God of Sleeplessness (4:29)
3. The God of Silence (4:19)
4. The God of Smaller Gods (4:04)
5. The God of Small Caresses (5:51)
6. The God of Black Holes (3:57)
7. The God of Adverbs (4:20)
8. The Ruminative Gap (3:18)
9. The God of Crossroads (3:19)
10. The God of Tiny Islands (5:06)
11. The God of Gradual Abdiction (5:26)
12. I Swallowed Earth for This (3:19)

Total Time: 51:06

Line-up / Musicians

- Jan Bang / samples, synthesizer, trumpet samples (3)
- Erik Honoré / samples, synthesizer, synth bass, trumpet samples (10), piano samples (10), string samples (11)
- David Sylvian / voice
- Sidsel Endresen / vocals
- Arve Henriksen / trumpet, trumpet samples (1, 3, 8, 10)

- Ingar Zach / percussion samples (1)
- Helena Tulve / string samples (1)
- John Tilbury / piano (1, 11), prepared piano (5)
- Philip Jeck / turntables (5)
- Margalit Oved / vocals (5), percussion samples (5)
- Eivind Aarset / guitar (6, 9)
- Dai Fujikura / string samples (7, 9, 11)
- Christian Wallumrĝd / piano samples (10)

Releases information

CD Samadhisound sound cd ss022 (2012 UK & US) (digipak)
CD P-Vine Records, Samadhisound PCD-17582, sound cd ss022 (2012 Japan) (digipak)
CD Samadhisound sound cd ss022x (2012 UK & US) (deluxe edition)

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DAVID SYLVIAN David Sylvian, Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Sidsel Endresen & Arve Henriksen: Uncommon Deities ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(75%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(8%)
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DAVID SYLVIAN David Sylvian, Jan Bang, Erik Honoré, Sidsel Endresen & Arve Henriksen: Uncommon Deities reviews

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Review by admireArt
5 stars Turns out that, my favorite up to this day prog-albums, are collaborations between two extraordinary musicians, in a single project. Colin Edwin & Jon Durant-2012-Burnt Belief, Steve MacLean & Chris Cutler - 2012 - The Year Of The Dragon and this a 3 musicians project. In fact David Sylvian's name is a bit overshadowed (in a gesture of humbleness, I suppose), being that it is more like some kind of guest appearance for Jan Bang and Erik Honore (also featuring-Sidsel Endresen and Arve Henriksen), but these guys are not included in the PA's page.

This is a 5 star masterpiece of music. The musical language is daring, without having to be ingenious or innovative perforce. The conceptual context it attempts, its heights and pretentions, are counter-balanced by a sober performance, of a sometimes, almost naked musical environment.

Each of these, "unworshipped" deities inspire a song for their own uncommon "attributes". Therefore, every composition is crafted specifically, music-wise, to the humour or somberness of the deity chosen.

As far as this may sound super-pretentious, David Sylvian's earthy and ethereal voice, in a closer to reading than singing style, brings everything down to earth, enhancing along the way every aspect of Jan Bang and Erik Honore 's electronic/acoustic-musical backdrop, which in turn offers some uncommon kind of raw and deep beauty, close sometimes (in its own proportion, of course) to Hildergard von Bingen's medieval compositions.

So, this is not , really an easy to tag or compare with something project. All I can think of, are the two albums mentioned above, but as a reference of approaches, not musically speaking...

Its own conception and execution, sets it apart. If you like or are close to Sylvian's career, this will blow your mind. *****5 "without blinking", PA stars!!

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