David Sylvian - Quotes

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Zen Buddhism is a discipline where belief isn't necessary.

Zen Buddhism is a discipline where belief isn't necessary.

Sometimes a little compromise isn't a bad thing. You don't need to be precious about it. ---->>>

During the lifetime of Japan I became very neurotic, very paranoid. ---->>>

I'm obsessed with books. ---->>>

It wasn't my natural inclination to get into writing protest songs. ---->>>

I think nowadays it doesn't really matter where we are physically located. We create our own culture around us to a large extent, whether it's what we're listening to, what we're watching, what we're reading - it can have very little to do with one's immediate cultural environment. We are in a global culture in that respect. ---->>>

People are afraid to ask musicians to be involved in projects because they anticipate being turned down. Young artists hesitate before contacting me. People in my position don't get approached often enough. ---->>>

I like to explore a lot of textural, arrangement aspects in the studio. ---->>>

Creating a decent pop song is a challenge - and occasionally, once in every decade - it's kind of fun to do that. ---->>>

I knew that I had to find my own voice, both figuratively and literally. ---->>>

I don't listen to a lot of music any more and even the people I've loved for years - the Nick Drakes of this world - I can't go back to them and listen to them over and over. ---->>>

The public so often want to freeze the artist in a moment in time when they were at their peak, and they want the artist to revisit it over and over again as if it was something authentic. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 02-23, 1958
Occupation: Musician

David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt, 23 February 1958) is an English singer-songwriter and musician who came to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead vocalist and main songwriter in the group Japan. His subsequent solo work is described by AllMusic critic Jason Ankeny as "a far-ranging and esoteric career that encompassed not only solo projects but also a series of fascinating collaborative efforts (wikipedia)