Header

ALCHEMY - AN INDEX OF POSSIBILITIES

David Sylvian

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

David Sylvian Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities  album cover
3.17 | 36 ratings | 5 reviews | 8% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy DAVID SYLVIAN Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1985

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Words With the Shaman
1a. Pt. 1: Ancient Evening (5:15)
1b. Pt. 2: Incantation (3:29)
1c. Pt. 3: Awakening (5:18)
2. Preparations for a Journey (3:40)
3*. The Stigma of Chilhood (8:30)
4*. A Brief Conversation Ending in Divorce (3:31)
5. Steel Cathedrals (18:58)

Total Time: 48:41

* - bonus tracks on later remastered CDs

Lyrics

Search DAVID SYLVIAN Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search DAVID SYLVIAN Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- David Sylvian / keyboards, guitar, tapes, digital percussion
- Steve Jansen / drums, percussion, additional keyboards
- Jon Hassell / trumpet
- Kenny Wheeler / flugelhorn
- Holger Czukay / radio, dictaphone
- Ryuichi Sakamoto / piano, strings
- Robert Fripp / guitar, frippertronics
- Masami Tsuchiya / guitar
- Percy Jones / fretless bass

Releases information

MC Virgin 1 (1985) / Virgin 23079 (1985)

CD Toshiba-EMI 23210 (1983)
CD EMI 591308 (2003)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to NotAProghead for the last updates
Edit this entry

DAVID SYLVIAN MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy DAVID SYLVIAN Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities Music


Damage: Live (1994 mix)Damage: Live (1994 mix)
Gold CD
Virgin Records Us 1994
Audio CD$112.87
$21.50 (used)
Gone to EarthGone to Earth
Caroline 2007
Audio CD$8.48
$13.10 (used)
Dead Bees On A CakeDead Bees On A Cake
Import
VIRGIN 2011
Audio CD$4.99
$0.01 (used)
Alchemy: An Index of PossibilitiesAlchemy: An Index of Possibilities
Remastered
Caroline 2007
Audio CD$5.34
$5.81 (used)
ManafonManafon
SAMADHI SOUND UK 2009
Audio CD$8.04
$6.83 (used)
The First DayThe First Day
Virgin Records
Audio CD$25.13
$0.22 (used)
Uncommon DeitiesUncommon Deities
SAMADHI SOUND UK 2013
Audio CD$27.49
$86.01 (used)
WandermudeWandermude
SAMADHI SOUND UK 2013
Audio CD$9.14
$15.06 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
PROMO ONLY / DAVID SYLVIAN INTERVIEW / 5.11 INCH FLEXI US $99.99 Buy It Now 57m 8s
Brilliant Trees by David Sylvian (CD, 1984, Virgin Records, U.K.) US $5.99 [0 bids]
1h 8m
JAPAN / QUIET LIFE 1979 JAPAN LP w/ OBI DAVID SYLVIAN US $19.99 Buy It Now 2h 3m
David Sylvian A Victim of Stars 1982-2012, 2-disc collection STILL SEALED US $12.02 [0 bids]
3h 19m
David Sylvian Japan - Victim of Stars 1982-2012 SEALED U.S. 2 cd Digipak 082514 US $9.75 Buy It Now 4h 7m
Secrets of the Beehive by David Sylvian [remastered] (CD, May-2006, Virgin UK) US $4.99 [0 bids]
4h 8m
7"DAVID SYLVIAN;RED GUITAR";&P/S."JAPAN"1984/UK US $8.02 Buy It Now 4h 11m
JAPAN Adolescent Sex JAPANESE mini lp CD DAVID SYLVIAN MICK KARN STEVE JANSEN US $17.99 [0 bids]
4h 46m
DAVID SYLVIAN ROBERT FRIPP DARSHAN (ROAD TO GRACELAND)1993 12" Vinyl LP RECORD US $9.99 [1 bids]
4h 55m
Damage David Sylvian Robert Fripp CD live london December 1993 gone to earth US $12.95 Buy It Now 5h 59m
DAVID SYLVIAN**BRILLIANT TREES (RM)**CD US $9.98 Buy It Now 6h 10m
DAVID SYLVIAN**DIED IN THE WOOL**2 CD SET US $13.51 Buy It Now 6h 12m
MICK KARN FEATURING DAVID SYLVIAN Buoy 12" 3 Track B/w Dreams Of Reason And Lang US $11.78 Buy It Now 6h 33m
DAVID SYLVIAN Gone To Earth DELUXE 2 CD EDITION ROBERT FRIPP BILL NELSON IMPORT US $8.00 Buy It Now 7h 12m
David Sylvian : Brilliant Trees CD (1999) US $10.00 Buy It Now 8h 39m
JAPAN/DAVID SYLVIAN "TIN DRUM" 1981 SWEDISH LP MINT NCB VIRGIN RECORDS PRESSING* US $60.00 Buy It Now 8h 54m
DAVID SYLVIAN BRILLIANT TREES CASSETTE ORIGINAL U.K. VIRGIN 1984 ART GOTH JAPAN US $12.95 Buy It Now 9h 3m
2014 DAVID SYLVIAN ROBERT FRIPP THE FIRST DAY JAPAN MINI LP HQ CD US $30.80 Buy It Now 9h 29m
2014 DAVID SYLVIAN ROBERT FRIPP DAMAGE JAPAN MINI LP HQ CD W/MINI POSTER US $30.80 Buy It Now 9h 29m
JAPAN Tin Drum LP A1/B1 1st PRESS W/POSTER V2209 david sylvian uk rare '81 WOW!! US $139.00 Buy It Now 10h 14m
DAVID SYLVIAN / ROBERT FRIPP-DAMAGE-JAPAN MINI LP HQCD F56 US $27.50 Buy It Now 11h 48m
JAPAN - DAVID SYLVIAN - RED GUITAR - 12" UK LP US $7.99 Buy It Now 14h 47m
JAPAN - DAVID - SYLVIAN - LIFE IN TOKYO - 12" UK LP US $19.99 Buy It Now 15h 2m
DAVID SYLVIAN - THE INK IN THE WELL - 12" UK LP US $19.99 Buy It Now 16h 32m
DAVID SYLVIAN ROBERT FRIPP The First Day JAPAN MINI LP HQ CD US $30.80 Buy It Now 16h 35m
David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive - CD (CDV2471 Virgin 1987 U.K.) US $13.14 Buy It Now 16h 44m
Japan David Sylvian Approaching Silence Promo 3 Track ) US $8.00 [0 bids]
17h 7m
CD/Japan- DAVID SYLVIAN Brilliant Trees w/OBI RARE EARLY 1988 LIMITED VJD-104 US $42.49 Buy It Now 17h 46m
DAVID SYLVIAN*TAKING THE VEIL * 7" EX 45rpm 83.. UK (JAPAN RELATED ) US $8.02 Buy It Now 18h 30m
DAVID SYLVIAN - BRILLIANT TREES/WORDS WITH THE SHAMAN 1985 Original Caroline CD US $12.99 Buy It Now 19h
JAPAN "Catalogue Completion" (Rare Mixes & Edits) David Sylvian US $11.99 [0 bids]
19h 30m
DAVID SYLVIAN / JAPAN Lot of 6 UK POSTCARDS US $17.77 Buy It Now 19h 34m
THE WIRE TAPPER 10 Laibach Faust Dalek Four Tet David Sylvian Jah Wobble Anticon US $6.41 Buy It Now 20h 29m
David Sylvian Gone To Earth Double Uk Lp US $24.99 Buy It Now 20h 34m
Nine Horses SNOW BORNE SORROW David Sylvian RYUICHI SAKAMOTO Japan Digipack CD US $11.99 Buy It Now 20h 53m
David Sylvian (Japan) - Camphor - Rare 17trk promo 2CD set US $11.21 Buy It Now 21h 9m
DAVID SYLVIAN A Victim Of Stars 1982-2012 UK promo test 2-CD US $28.86 Buy It Now 21h 37m
READYMADE FC Babilonia 2005 UK 13-track promo CD David Sylvian Feist Yael Naim US $12.02 Buy It Now 21h 37m
DAVID SYLVIAN GOD MAN EXTREMELY RARE UK 12" PROMO SINGLE WAGON CHRIST REMIX US $16.02 [0 bids]
22h 22m
DAVID SYLVIAN / ROBERT FRIPP-DAMAGE-JAPAN MINI LP HQCD F56 US $27.50 Buy It Now 22h 27m
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees German Original Cd US $14.99 Buy It Now 22h 42m
Gone to Earth by David Sylvian (CD, 1986, Virgin) US $4.50 [0 bids]
US $6.50 Buy It Now
1 day
Russell Mills - Pearl + Umbra / Bill Laswell / Brian Eno / David Sylvian RARE CD US $11.24 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN RIUICHO SAKAMOTO FORBIDDEN HOURS RARE 7" 45 SINGLE US $1.59 [0 bids]
1 day
David Sylvian-Voices - 20 Original Albums - The Gre... CD NEW US $56.87 Buy It Now 1 day
The First Day by David Sylvian (CD, Jul-1993, Virgin) US $10.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN / NINE HORSES - SNOW BORNE SORROW NEW CD US $20.61 Buy It Now 1 day
david sylvian secrets of the beehive cassette original sealed ryuichi sakamoto US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN THE INK IN THE WELL vs 700 poster sleeve US $10.42 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian - Blemish (2004) US $9.60 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian "Dead Bees On A Cake" CD '99 Marc Ribot Bill Frisell Sakamoto Zorn US $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Everything and Nothing by David Sylvian (CD, 2 Discs, Virgin) NO UPC US $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian - Gone to Earth - 1987 - Xlnt Cond. DBL LP US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Everything and Nothing by David Sylvian (CD, Oct-2000, 2 Discs, Virgin) US $11.47 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN Taking the Veil 7" 45 rpm Vinyl b/w Answered Prayers UK US $2.98 [0 bids]
US $5.98 Buy It Now
1 day
Damage: Live by David Sylvian/Sylvian/Fripp/Robert Fripp (CD, Sep-1994, Virgin) US $4.77 [0 bids]
1 day
David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto ?- Forbidden Colours 1983 US $6.40 Buy It Now 1 day
Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids (CD pressed in France by Virgin ) David Sylvian US $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Japan Oil on Canvas David Sylvian Mick Karn Masami Tsuchiya Richar US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
A Victim of Stars (1982 - 2012), David Sylvian, Excellent US $17.13 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP The First Day 1993 CD US $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence DAVID SYLVIAN Bowie MCA 6125 EX/NM US $0.99 [0 bids]
1 day
JAPAN 45 Dont Rain On My Parade RARE AUSTRALIAN 7 ~ DAVID SYLVIAN US $7.00 [2 bids]
1 day
RARE David Sylvian IMPORT Brilliant Trees 12" LP NEAR MINT made in NEW ZEALAND US $32.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Japan - Obscure Alternatives Import LP David Sylvian US $6.99 [0 bids]
1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN Brilliant Trees EMPTY BOX for jewel case, japan mini lp cd US $55.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Blue Jeans Magazine 18 December 1982 No. 309 David Sylvian Imagination US $24.05 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN - BRILLIANT TREES CD.JAPAN VOCALIST US $1.59 [0 bids]
1 day
VIRGINIA ASTLEY - Hope In A Darkened Heart (WEA 1986) 12" Vinyl LP David Sylvian US $6.41 [0 bids]
1 day
Rain Tree Crow Japan CD David Sylvian Steven Jansen Mick Karn US $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Culture Club on Smash Hits Magazine Cover 1984 Billy Idol David Sylvian Prince US $12.02 Buy It Now 1 day
MICK KARN - Sensitive (Virgin 1982) 7" Single Japan David Sylvian US $3.21 [0 bids]
1 day
MICK KARN - Buoy (Virgin 1986) 7" Single Japan David Sylvian US $3.21 [0 bids]
1 day
JAPAN - The Unconventional (Hansa 1978) 7" Single David Sylvian Japanese VIP US $6.41 [0 bids]
1 day
JAPAN - Life In Tokyo (Hansa 1979) 7" Single David Sylvian Japanese VIP US $6.41 [0 bids]
1 day
JAPAN - Quiet Life (Hansa 1980) 7" Single David Sylvian Japanese VIP US $6.41 [0 bids]
1 day
JAPAN - I Second That Emotion (Hansa 1980) 7" Single David Sylvian Japanese VIP US $6.41 [1 bids]
1 day
David Sylvian - Gone To Earth NEW CD US $13.84 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian - Classic Albums CD US $17.74 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN-GONE TO EARTH-JAPAN MINI LP 2 SHM-CD I50 zd US $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN RAIN TREE CROW DAVID SYLVIAN-7 TITLE JAPAN MINI LP SHM-CD BOX BH00 US $291.99 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian - Gone To Earth TOSHIBA EMI 20VB-1114 15 Japan 2LP OBI Gatefold Co US $42.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Japan - I Second That Emotion - 7" Single [ David Sylvian ] US $3.19 [0 bids]
2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN ( JAPAN ) - RED GUITAR RARE 12" MAXI SINGLE US $1.59 [0 bids]
2 days
Classic & Rare- La Collection 3, House/Techno 2-CD David Sylvian/Laurent Garnier US $6.17 Buy It Now 2 days
JAPAN RAIN TREE CROW DAVID SYLVIAN-7 TITLE-JAPAN MINI LP SHM-CD SET BA87 US $225.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JAPAN Oil On Canvas 1983 David Sylvian Mick Karn Ghosts Quiet Life Cantonese Boy US $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Sylvian ? Sakamoto ?- Bamboo Houses - Orig 82 Rel - VG Cond - David Sylvian US $16.03 [0 bids]
2 days
David Sylvian ?- Let The Happiness In - Orig 87 Rel - Ex Cond US $16.03 [0 bids]
2 days
David Sylvian ?- Gone To Earth - Orig 86 Rel - Gatefold Sleeve - EX Cond US $19.24 [0 bids]
2 days
David Sylvian ?- The Ink In The Well - Orig 84 Rel - VG Cond US $6.41 [0 bids]
2 days
It Bites on Magazine Cover 16 August 1986 Five Star David Sylvian Paul McCartney US $24.05 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN - EVERYTHING & NOTHING TOUR 01 - 3 TRACKS - BOOK & CD US $24.03 [0 bids]
2 days
Japan David Sylvian 1978 Music Mirror Original Clippings, from UK Tour US $6.41 [0 bids]
2 days
Jackie Magazine 13 March 1982 Issue 949 David Sylvian Gary Tibbs US $24.05 Buy It Now 2 days
David Sylvian In Praise Of Shamans tour programe UK CONCERT PROGRAM US $16.03 [0 bids]
2 days
Japan ?- European Son - 1981 Hansa Rel - VG Cond - David Sylvian US $6.41 [0 bids]
2 days
Very rare Japan, David Sylvian & Duran Duran book 'Movement from Japan' - 2000 US $48.10 [0 bids]
2 days
Very rare YMO, Yellow Magic Orchestra Japanese Book, Japan, David Sylvia US $48.10 [1 bids]
2 days
Very rare Japan David Sylvian Italian lyric book 1988, Mick Karn, Steve Jansen US $48.10 [0 bids]
2 days

More places to buy DAVID SYLVIAN music online Buy DAVID SYLVIAN & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for DAVID SYLVIAN DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

DAVID SYLVIAN Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities ratings distribution


3.17
(36 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
8%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
39%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
Collectors/fans only (17%)
17%
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)
3%

DAVID SYLVIAN Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by arcer
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars A mini album, originally only released on cassette, between Brilliant Trees and Gone to Earth, the material collected here was recorded for a number or different projects, inlcuding, in the case of steel cathedrals, for an art installation. It is largely instrumental, with some chants and incantatory vocals liberally splashed across the long arrangements, some of which are extraordinarilt pretty. Words with the Shaman is the stand-out track as far as I'm concerned, being set up with some tribal-sounding drums and then being fleshed out with the chanting vocals, the arabic/north african sounds and a lulling progression. It's superb chill-out music. The music is definitely akin to the second side (wailing wall etc) of Brilliant Trees but is more ambient in texture. It should be noted that the sound quality on a lot of the pieces is not of the highest quality as the tapes on which they were recorded were not in the best of order by the time they were committed to this min-album. While it's not essentual Sylvian it rises above the collectors only category usually reserved for mini-albums, collections of rarities and off-cuts. The music is beguiling, stimulating, atmospheric, evocative and at times very beautiful. Recommended with the caveat of it being poorly recorded in parts and sparse musically in places,. But with a stellar cast around him, in particular the work of Fripp and trumpet player Hassell are noteworthy, this is definitely worth a listen, though overpriced on its recent remaster. The unremastered version included on a special edition pack alongside Brilliant Trees may sonically less improved but is better value.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to arcer (BETA) | Report this review (#33190) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Review by Seyo
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars This is good collection of ambient instrumentals recorded with the band that took part in "Brilliant Trees", Sylvian's phenomenal debut. A notable addition to this release is Robert Fripp and his Frippertronics, who would contribute on later Sylvian's albums as well. This is nice and atmospheric ambient music, sometimes containing tribal percussions and chants as in "Words With Shaman", sometimes presenting David's version od electronic "space music" as in "Steel Cathedrals". Fripp's signature guitar effects and Hassell's trumpet add some jazzy feel. Since probaly the best part of "Alchemy", the tri-partite "Words With Shaman" is included on some remastered versions of "Brilliant Trees", this album may be redundant if you are not a particular fan of David's. If you like Frippertronics or Peter Gabriel solo albums "4th", "Birdy" or "Passion", you are well advised to listen to this release. Although basically a collector's edition, due to nice, spontaneous and ambitionless (in a positive meaning!) performance I would rate it ***.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Seyo (BETA) | Report this review (#112963) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities is the second solo studio album from former Japan frontman David Sylvian. David Sylvian“s debut studio album Brilliant Trees (1984) was a good album that sounded a lot like the last couple of Japan albums but with a world music influence. The music on Brilliant Trees was centered around David“s warm and deeply emotional vocal style. Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities is not the natural follow up from David Sylvian and I have to say that I“m a bit impressed with David“s boldness when you think about how early in his solo career he released Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities. The album is of a much more experimental character than his more safe debut album but not neccessarely better.

The first thing you notice when listening to Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities is the total lack of vocals with the exception of a few samples and background chants. David Sylvian“s warm and beautiful vocals does not appear at any time during the 48:41 minutes the album lasts. So this is an almost totally instrumental album. The music is generally very ambient and repetitive. Easy listening jazzy with lots of synth and flugelhorn ( or trumpet, I“m not a brass expert). Very few of the songs stand out as being different in style from the rest and I would mention The Stigma of Childhood and especially the slightly avant garde A Brief Conversation Ending in Divorce as the most interesting songs for me. The 18:58 minute long Steel Cathedrals overstays its welcome by several minutes IMO.

The musicianship is excellent and the production is warm and pleasant.

The total lack of David“s vocals does mean that I“m not that interested in this album. The music is simply too ambient and repetitive for me to enjoy without the addition of vocals. I“d say Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities is for the most adventourous fans of David Sylvian and not for those of us who mostly enjoy his music because of his voice. A 2 star rating is fair seen from my view.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to UMUR (BETA) | Report this review (#192429) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team
4 stars With this second solo album, the experience of Japan can be considered close for David Sylvian. From my point of view this is a good thing as I've never been a fan of 80s glam-pop- dark-new wave stuff.

Alchemy is an athmospheric album with a strong ethnic/oriental flavour but with many relations with Krautrock, too. The mini-suit "Words with the Shaman", maybe because of the effort of the former CAN Holger Czukay has a strong connection with it, specially in the first part. The second part is more lectronic and sounds very 80s (fairlight(?) and electronic drumming). It makes me think to Richard Wright's "ZEE - Identity" because of the sounds and their darkness, but the ethnic element is still in evidence. The third part is very ambient, instead, even if the sound continues to be dated to the 80s. Not all the 80s were bad, of course, and this album represents a good moment in a bad period for music. The whole suite is probably more "newage" than progressive, but it's really good. The trumpet (flugelhorn?) of the third part reminds to Mark Isham.

A chord reminiscent of a Sitar opens "The Stigma Of Childhood". It's a musical mantra. Imagine a Tibetan temple on the Himalayan heights. The mystic calm that emanates from this track is great. Meditative. Between Mark Isham(Tibet) and Tangerine Dream(Zeit).

"A Brief Conversation Ending In" is contemporary classic, instead. The disharmonic sounds, mainly by keyboards and piano, are from a different level of reality. Stockhausen meets the Tangerine Dream.

Finally "Steel Cathedral" is the album's epic. A keyboard chord grows very slowly from silence. Little variations remind again to the early Tangerine Dream. No more newage. This is space rock and the reference is again Zeit. Background voices like in Vangelis "Mare Tranquillitatis" bring the listener to the outer space. Percussive accents join after 5 minutes, then the flugelhorn (or the trumpet?) enhances the experience. It's the sound of "Blade Runner Blues", but also of Mark Isham's Tibet. Since now the track developes with piano, guitar, percussions, without losing the original mood. Variation after variation we are now in a jazzy suite. The French voice that appears here and there is very appropriate while piano and guitar fill the blanks.

Let's add to the above that the lineup includes people like Robert Fripp and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

I'm sometimes too meditative and I pay a tribute to the fact that I've been addicted to newage for a period of my life, but I think that this is an excellent album that deserves a place in every prog discography.

4 stars

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to octopus-4 (BETA) | Report this review (#362476) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, December 24, 2010

Latest members reviews

4 stars A great little instrumental album which must have confused many Sylvian fans back in '85. Without doubt it's the most overlooked Sylvian album. This one trickles with Indonesian sweat as he continues directly from the last track on 'Brilliant Trees' from the previous year. Jon Hassell's flug ... (read more)

Report this review (#766417) | Posted by Dobermensch | Thursday, June 07, 2012 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of DAVID SYLVIAN "Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities "

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

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

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.53 seconds