04 October 2010

living in the past...

maison21 never wanted to turn into one of those old people who says things like "they don't make music these days like back when i was young...", but alas, time has a funny way of making cliches come true, and while maison21 (thankfully) thinks there is still a lot of great music being made these days, he does have a soft spot for the music of his formative years...

so this rainy LA morning, m21 comforted himself during the odious task of completing last month's billing, by listening to the music of one of the heroes from our youth, david sylvian.  his voice and music will always be one of our favorite things in life, so we thought we'd make today's post a tribute to him, jsut in case you've never heard of him, or just haven't heard him in a while...

(all you youngins are given permission to skip this post- who wants to listen to grandpa's music from the olden days? ick.)





red guitar, from the album brilliant trees, 1984- after a quarter of a century, still m21's favoritist song in the whole wide world.




orpheus, from 1987's secrets of the beehive, one of the most beautiful albums of the 1980's (imho).




gentleman take polaroids, from 1980 album of the same name, by david sylvain's first group, japan.




forbidden colours, 1983, a collaboration with the amazing riuichi sakamoto and the theme song from the film "merry christmas, mr. lawrence". simply gorgeous.


4 comments:

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Had them all going at the same time. Sounded different. I still haven't learned everything about my new Macbook Pro, lol.
Have a nice evening.
Teresa

Chris Rasga said...

http://mixornia.blogspot.com

MadHat said...

Thank you for these. I've loved (obsessively) Orpheus since the 80's when someone gave me a mixed tape with it, but I had forgotten about "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" and the second song is new to me.

MadHat said...

uh, I mean the first and third songs are new-- I'm all discombobulated.