Approaching Silence

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Approaching Silence
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Compilation album by
Released5 October 1999
RecordedTracks 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
GenreAmbient
Length73:45
LabelVirgin
ProducerDavid Sylvian
David Sylvian chronology
Dead Bees on a Cake
(1999)
Approaching Silence
(1999)
Everything and Nothing
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

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
Technical
  • 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)

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