Approaching Silence

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Approaching Silence
Compilation album by David Sylvian
Released 5 October 1999
Recorded Tracks 1, 2: September 1990, Memphis Studios, engineered at Autonomy, London – Metropolis Studios, London – Track 3: 1994, Atma Sound, Minneapolis, mixed at Synergy Studios, Napa, 1999
Genre Ambient
Length 73:45
Label Virgin
Producer David Sylvian
David Sylvian chronology
Dead Bees on a Cake
(1999)
Approaching Silence
(1999)
Everything and Nothing
(2000)
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Approaching Silence is a compilation album of ambient music by David Sylvian (along with Frank Perry and Robert Fripp) collecting the tracks from the 1991 limited release Ember Glance: The Permanence of Memory installation soundtrack CD as well as the soundtrack cassette from the installation "Redemption" (with Robert Fripp), staged in August 1994 at the P3 Gallery in Tokyo.

It was released on 5 October 1999 on Virgin Records (CDVE 943).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Beekeeper's Apprentice" (Perry, Sylvian) – 32:56
  2. "Epiphany" (Sylvian) – 2:32
  3. "Approaching Silence" (Sylvian) – 38:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Robert Fripp – effects (3)
  • David Sylvian – art director, engineer (1, 2), instruments, sound, lights (exhibition), installation concept and creation
  • Frank Perry – Noan bells, bowed Gong, Finger bells
  • Yuka Fujii – art director
  • Shinya Fujiwara – photography (front cover)
  • Anton Corbijn – photography (back cover)
  • Ari Marcopoulos – photography
  • Vaughan Oliver – art design
  • Chriss Bigg – design
  • Martin Andersen – design
  • Dave Kent – engineer (3)
  • Noel Harris – engineer (1, 2)