Header

BLEMISH

David Sylvian

Crossover Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

David Sylvian Blemish album cover
3.06 | 28 ratings | 5 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


Write a review
Buy DAVID SYLVIAN Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Blemish (13:42)
2. The Good Son (5:25)
3. The Only Daughter (5:28)
4. The Heart Knows Better (7:51)
5. She Is Not (0:45)
6. Late Night Shopping (2:54)
7. How Little We Need to Be Happy (3:22)
8. A Fire in the Forest (4:14)

Total Time: 43:41

Lyrics

Search DAVID SYLVIAN Blemish lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search DAVID SYLVIAN Blemish tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- David Sylvian / electronic soundscapes, vocals, guitar
- Derek Bailey / guitar
- Christian Fennesz / guitar

Releases information

CD Samadhi Sound 0001 (2003)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
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 Blemish Music


Gone to EarthGone to Earth
Caroline 2007
Audio CD$8.86
$14.27 (used)
A Victim of Stars (1982 - 2012)A Victim of Stars (1982 - 2012)
Virgin Records 2012
Audio CD$10.74
$7.29 (used)
Brilliant TreesBrilliant Trees
Import · Remastered
Caroline 2007
Audio CD$4.73
$2.84 (used)
BlemishBlemish
Samadhi Sound UK 2003
Audio CD$9.40
$7.96 (used)
Damage: Live (1994 mix)Damage: Live (1994 mix)
Gold CD
Virgin Records Us 1994
Audio CD$101.57
$14.98 (used)
Brilliant Trees & Words With the ShamanBrilliant Trees & Words With the Shaman
Caroline 1991
Audio CD$25.88
$0.86 (used)
Secrets of the BeehiveSecrets of the Beehive
Import
Caroline 2007
Audio CD$4.81
$2.89 (used)
DamageDamage
Remastered · Import
EMI Europe Generic 2001
Audio CD$9.18
$9.18 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
DAVID SYLVIAN - Taking The Veil - Ex Con 7" Single US $6.74 Buy It Now 41m 7s
DAVID SYLVIAN-Lot of 2 vintage adverts US $5.05 Buy It Now 2h 14m
DAVID SYLVIAN BRILLIANT TREES VIRGIN V2290 INNER JAPAN ART ROCK DOWNTEMPO VINYL US $11.82 [0 bids]
3h 24m
David SYLVIAN - Red Guitar/Forbidden Colours (version) 1984 PICTURE SLEEVE 45 US $7.99 Buy It Now 3h 31m
RAIN TREE CROW Blackwater 12" EP OOP early-90's UK import David Sylvian US $14.99 Buy It Now 3h 48m
JAPAN assemblage +6 Japan mini lp CD DAVID SYLVIAN SS US $11.99 [0 bids]
4h 8m
JAPAN Adolescent Sex JAPANESE mini lp CD DAVID SYLVIAN MICK KARN SEALED US $27.99 [0 bids]
4h 8m
JAPAN Adolescent Sex JAPAN MINI LP CD David Sylvian Mick Karn Steve Jansen US $20.99 [0 bids]
4h 8m
DAVID SYLVIAN / ROBERT FRIPP - DAMAGE NEW CD US $23.07 Buy It Now 6h 33m
JAPAN -DAVID SYLVIAN Red Guitar 7" Ps US $8.43 Buy It Now 6h 51m
JAPAN -DAVID SYLVIAN Taking The Veil 7" Ps, B/W Answered Prayers US $8.43 Buy It Now 6h 51m
DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP GOD'S MONKEY RETROSPECTIVE 1993 US PROMO CD M- US $31.45 Buy It Now 7h 37m
JAPAN Oil On Canvas Gatefold David Sylvian 2 LP UK 1983 US $29.00 Buy It Now 8h 2m
DAVID SYLVIAN gone to earth 2 LP Record 1986 UK vg US $42.50 Buy It Now 8h 20m
Rain Tree Crow - David Sylvian - Japan - CD US $2.99 [0 bids]
10h 38m
JAPAN TIN DRUM (1981) JAPAN CD VJD-28018 DAVID SYLVIAN US $19.99 Buy It Now 13h 39m
David Sylvian (Japan) Manafon DELUXE First Edition Box Set RARE!! US $135.99 [0 bids]
14h 15m
JAPAN Adolescent Sex 1993 JAPAN CD issue david sylvian US $9.99 [0 bids]
18h 29m
Brilliant Trees by David Sylvian (CD, 1984, Virgin Records, U.K.) US $5.99 [0 bids]
20h 18m
DAVID SYLVIAN - DEAD BEES ON A CAKE - NEW CD US $6.50 Buy It Now 20h 50m
3xLp Japan - Visions of China 83 Live David Sylvian US $71.00 [12 bids]
22h 14m
David Sylvian - Died In The Wool (NEW CD) US $22.38 Buy It Now 22h 17m
David Sylvian - The First Day (CD 1993) US $17.99 Buy It Now 22h 33m
Stephan Mathieu & And David Sylvian - Wandermude (NEW CD) US $19.00 Buy It Now 22h 48m
David Sylvian - Blemish (NEW CD) US $19.00 Buy It Now 22h 48m
MICK KARN 12" SENSITIVE REMIX UK 1983 VIRGIN JAPAN DAVID SYLVIAN SHIP FROM USA US $2.99 [0 bids]
22h 52m
David Sylvian Blemish CD samadhisound records 2003 US $10.00 [0 bids]
23h 56m
JAPAN Tin Drum CD 1986 32VD-1016 3200Yen Black Triangle David Sylvian RARE! US $44.00 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto Forbidden Colours (12") US $4.31 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN Secrets Of The Beehive CD (2006) US $13.52 Buy It Now 1 day
Rock 80's Vol 7 Indie Smiths Triffids Wire David Sylvian Greek LP Virgin VG50354 US $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian - The Ink In The Well 7" Single 1984 US $16.23 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN of JAPAN Japan 1995 NM CD+Obi SECRETS OF THE BEEHIVE US $49.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN Tin Drum CD BRAND NEW Remastered David Sylvian US $14.91 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN(of JAPAN)Japan 1984 NM LP+Obi BRILLIANT T US $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Wandermde [Digipak] * by David Sylvian/Stephan Mathieu (CD, Dec-2012, EMI) US $14.01 Buy It Now 1 day
david sylvian ingrid chavez little girls with 99 lives CD signed US $50.00 [0 bids]
US $75.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Damage by David Sylvian/Sylvian/Fripp/Robert Fripp (CD, Sep-2001, Virgin) US $13.27 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN "QUIET LIFE" CD (Caroline Records, Synthpop, New Wave, David Sylvian) US $1.99 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian Weatherbox 4 Of 5 CD Box Set + Book NO Box UK US $29.95 [0 bids]
1 day
VIRGINIA ASTLEY HOPE IN A DARKENED HEART + 1 BONUS TRK JAPAN CD DAVID SYLVIAN US $34.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Gone to Earth by David Sylvian (CD, May-2006, 2 Discs, Phantom Import... US $9.50 Buy It Now 1 day
Alchemy An Index Of Possibilities David Sylvian CD album (CDLP) UK CDVX23 US $26.18 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian 2 CD album (Double CD) Gone To Earth UK CDVDLX1 VIRGIN 2003 US $32.94 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN The Best Selection JAPAN CD OBI 1994 DAVID SYLVIAN US $15.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN (OF JAPAN) red guitar VS 633-12 uk virgin 1984 12" PS EX/EX US $15.20 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake NEW CD US $8.30 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN (DAVID SYLVIAN) - FRIDGE MAGNET US $3.36 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN (DAVID SYLVIAN) - FRIDGE MAGNET US $3.36 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN (DAVID SYLVIAN) - FRIDGE MAGNET US $3.36 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN (DAVID SYLVIAN) - FRIDGE MAGNET US $3.36 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN (DAVID SYLVIAN) - FRIDGE MAGNET US $3.36 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN (DAVID SYLVIAN) - FRIDGE MAGNET US $3.36 Buy It Now 1 day
JAPAN (DAVID SYLVIAN) - FRIDGE MAGNET US $3.36 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake NEW CD US $10.58 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian(12"Vinyl)Forbidden Colours-Virgin-VS 601 12-UK-Ex/NM US $18.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN gone to earth UK IMPORT CD robert fripp US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
David Sylvian Everything & Nothing CD US $20.27 Buy It Now 1 day
Japan Oil on Canvas David Sylvian Mick Karn Masami Tsuchiya Richard Barbieri US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
DAVID SYLVIAN Gone To Earth double PROMO MINT Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson Lp US $12.26 [0 bids]
2 days
Japan Gentlemen Take Polaroids (CD pressed in France by Virgin ) David Sylvian US $12.99 [0 bids]
2 days
World Citizen by David Sylvian/Ryuichi Sakamoto (CD, Oct-2003, Wea) US $2.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Secrets of the Beehive by David Sylvian [remastered] (CD, May-2006, Virgin UK) US $5.99 [0 bids]
2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN - DIED IN THE WOOL - SOUNDCDSS021 US $21.70 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN - BLEMISH - SOUNDCDSS01 US $18.75 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN AND STEPHAN MATH - WANDERM_DE - SOUNDCDSS023 US $18.27 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN - MANAFON - SOUNDCDSS016 US $16.73 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN - AMPLIFIED GESTURE - SOUNDSSDVD01 US $23.97 Buy It Now 2 days
Heartbeat - David Sylvian And Ryuichi Sakamoto Featuring I Chavez - CD US $0.99 [1 bids]
2 days
Rain Tree Crow 1991 CD David Sylvian Japan 12 Tracks Original Issue Canada CD US $5.99 [0 bids]
US $7.99 Buy It Now
2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN-"GONE TO EARTH" 1987 U.K. ISSUE DBL. LP-EXCELLENT COND. VINYL- US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
RAIN TREE CROW w/DAVID SYLVIAN 1991 UK 1st press CD album * LIKE NEW US $12.00 Buy It Now 2 days
David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - Damage (CD New) US $25.34 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN RIUICHI SAKAMOTO, FORBIDDEN COLOURS, 12" SINGLE 1983 UK EX/EX US $6.74 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN THE ONLY DAUGHTER BLEMISH remix JAPAN CD US $21.24 [0 bids]
2 days
David Sylvian - Red Guitar (full length version) 12" single UK 1984 (VS633-12) US $5.05 Buy It Now 2 days
Rain Tree Crow with David Sylvian mini lp CD (CD, 2008, EMI Japan) US $16.99 [0 bids]
2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN - DEAD BEES ON A CAKE NEW CD US $23.07 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN / ROBERT FRIPP - DARSHAN REMIXES (UK) NEW CD US $16.95 Buy It Now 2 days
David Sylvian "Dead Bees On A Cake" CD '99 Marc Ribot Bill Frisell Sakamoto Zorn US $6.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Dead Bees on a Cake by David Sylvian (CD, Mar-1999, Virgin) US $6.53 Buy It Now 2 days
Dead Bees on a Cake by David Sylvian (CD, Mar-1999, Virgin) US $3.99 [0 bids]
2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN RYUCHI SAKAMOTO FORBIDDEN COLOURS 1983 3 TRACK VINYL 12"N/M VINYL US $11.75 Buy It Now 2 days
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay Plight & Premonition Cassette Ambient Noise CAN 88 US $8.00 [0 bids]
US $14.00 Buy It Now
2 days
David Sylvian : Approaching Silence CD (1999) US $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
David Sylvian ? Holger Czukay ?- Flux + Mutability Record LP Grade M- Excellent US $37.00 Buy It Now 2 days
David Sylvian Camphor CD Dutch Virgin 2 CD 2002 Limited Make Offer US $28.00 Buy It Now 2 days
David Sylvian I Surrender 2 CD singles. US $7.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Rain Tree Crow Box David Sylvian - Steve Jansen - Richard Barbieri - Mick Karn US $17.99 [0 bids]
2 days
David Sylvian and Robert Fripp Retrospective God's Monkey CD US $24.99 [0 bids]
2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN Brilliant Trees JAPAN SHM MINI LP CD NEW OUT OF PRINT TYCP-80005 US $34.99 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN Gone To Earth JAPAN SHM MINI LP 2 CD NEW OUT OF PRINT TYCP-80006 US $52.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JAPAN: (David Sylvian) "TIN DRUM" (CD) MADE IN FRANCE, NO BAR CODE US $4.90 Buy It Now 2 days
Japan - Obscure Alternatives Import LP David Sylvian US $7.99 [0 bids]
2 days
David Sylvian Japan - The Unconventional Japan 45 US $12.00 Buy It Now 2 days
David Sylvian Japan Melody of Suffering Japan LP Obi US $12.00 Buy It Now 2 days
David Sylvian Forbidden Colours + obi CD single (CD5 / 5") Japanese VJCP-14025 US $71.82 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN & ROBERT FRIPP [CD] THE FIRST DAY US $18.60 Buy It Now 2 days
JAPAN Cantonese Boy 2 x7' UK Gatefold sleeve David Sylvian New wave 1980 single US $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
DAVID SYLVIAN gone to earth ISRAELI ISRAEL MINT LP US $50.00 Buy It Now 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 Blemish ratings distribution


3.06
(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
11%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
39%
Good, but non-essential (21%)
21%
Collectors/fans only (21%)
21%
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)
7%

DAVID SYLVIAN Blemish reviews


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

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by soundsweird
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars This release is important more for what it attempts and foresees than for what it actually delivers. Many of the tracks become irritating after the first minute or two, but there are a handful of tracks that work quite well. Sylvian is going for a completely different sound (except for the vocal style, which has been consistent throughout his career), and for that he deserves credit. I would love to see more composers try to create new, original styles of music, instead of building (safely) upon what has been done before. This release is a step in that direction. Yes, it's certainly too "Ivory Tower" and "pretentious" for most ears, but that same description has been used every time somebody attempts to stretch the boundaries of popular music. I'm looking forward to his next album.

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).

Send comments to soundsweird (BETA) | Report this review (#33202) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, January 03, 2005

Review by Neu!mann
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars The modest, collector's-only rating for this 2003 album marks it as an acquired taste, even for fans (like me) of Sylvian's esoteric brand of ambient pop. The singer/songwriter has never been a stranger to minimalism, but unlike the atmospheric instrumental soundscapes of earlier albums he adapts a more radical, home-grown approach to the eight improvised songs here, each one perfectly illustrated by the pastel simplicity of the Zen-like cover art.

And despite the contributions of two guest guitarists it's truly a solo endeavor: produced, composed, performed, engineered, and mixed by Sylvian himself, from the sound of it very late at night, and without wanting to wake the neighbors. There's no percussion anywhere within earshot, although an occasional semblance of rhythm can be heard in the quietly reverberating guitars, and in the background radiation of electronic pops and pulses.

At times (for example during the long, unwinding title track) the music explores the same stark but haunting sonic terrain previously mapped by BRIAN ENO at his most abstract and meditative. But elsewhere ("The Good Son"; "How Little We Need to Be Happy") the music can be almost laughably inscrutable: the post-millennium equivalent of a beatnik poetry reading, with atonal, un-tuned plucked guitars and a freeform sense (to say the least) of melody and timing.

It's hard not to scratch your head in bewildered admiration of an album so far removed from traditional song forms. At one point (in "The Only Daughter") the fractured, overlapping vocal tapes even had me checking my stereo for a malfunction. And the lyrics of "Late Night Shopping" are weird enough (in an early RESIDENTS sort of way) to qualify as comic relief.

In the end the album presents a beautifully realized musical statement, but one demanding more than a little patience to fully appreciate. I'll admit at first it sailed completely over my earthbound head. But with repeated exposure and a receptive pair of ears the most challenging music can sometimes leave the deepest impression.

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).

Send comments to Neu!mann (BETA) | Report this review (#163180) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Blemish is the 10th ( with and without various collaborators) full-length studio album by UK progressive/ experimental pop/ rock artist David Sylvian.

The music on the album is experiemental and ambient pop/ rock with David Sylvian“s emotional and warm vocal delivery as the focal point. The songs are very ambient in nature and features electronic sounds and a great deal of atonal and experimental guitar playing. While the experiment in itself is interesting I can“t say that I“m too thrilled about the outcome. David Sylvian“s vocal lines are seldom supported by anything harmonic, which generally make the songs very monotone sounding. Blemish is a very introvert album and while that concept can work wonders sometimes, I think Blemish fails in engaging the listener for very long. The vocals and the rest of the music seem like they were recorded independently and then brougth together.

The production is warm and professional.

Blemish is quite a disappointment for me. I have a hard time enjoying the album and while I greatly respect David Sylvian“s experimental approach to writing pop/ rock, this is too "different" for my taste. I enjoy his music more when it“s more harmonic and melodic. I can“t give more than a 2 star rating.

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).

Send comments to UMUR (BETA) | Report this review (#298839) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, September 12, 2010

Latest members reviews

4 stars Being a researcher myself, i cannot deny the magic of this record, 9 songs (TRAUMA is a bonus track if you had the chance buying the japanese import or... the digital download, whatever!) of pure ambient, but not just "only" ambient a perfect balance in between vocals, poetry, sounds and textur ... (read more)

Report this review (#98847) | Posted by arqwave | Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars My first impression was a surprized, this is the first work of Sylvian I listen and is incredible, the vocals are smooth and clean and the soundscapes works fine. The untuned guitar on "The Good son" is amazing the way it fix all togheter I want to hear his early works for a best critic. At the ... (read more)

Report this review (#57546) | Posted by | Wednesday, November 23, 2005 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of DAVID SYLVIAN "Blemish"

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).

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: 0.39 seconds