Blemish (album)

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Blemish
David Sylvian - Blemish.jpg
Studio album by David Sylvian
Released May 2003
Recorded February - March 2003, Samadhi Sound Studio
Genre ambient, electronic, avant-garde
Length 43:41
Label Samadhisound
Producer David Sylvian
David Sylvian chronology
Camphor
(2002)
Blemish
(2003)
The Good Son vs. The Only Daughter (The Blemish Remixes)
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 76/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Blemish is the sixth solo album by David Sylvian. It is experimental in its use of electronics and sound. It features avant-garde guitarist Derek Bailey, and Austrian guitarist and electronic musician Fennesz. The album was released in May 2003, and documents the disintegration of Sylvian's relationship with his wife, Ingrid Chavez.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Sylvian, except where noted.

  1. "Blemish" – 13:42
  2. "The Good Son" (Derek Bailey, Sylvian) – 5:25
  3. "The Only Daughter" – 5:28
  4. "The Heart Knows Better" – 7:51
  5. "She Is Not" (Bailey, Sylvian) – 0:45
  6. "Late Night Shopping" – 2:54
  7. "How Little We Need to Be Happy" (Bailey, Sylvian) – 3:22
  8. "A Fire in the Forest" (Sylvian, Christian Fennesz) – 4:14
Japanese edition bonus track
  1. "Trauma" – 5:42 (an instrumental remix of "Blemish")

Personnel[edit]

  • David Sylvian – vocals, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Derek Bailey – guitar
  • Christian Fennesz – arranger, electronics
  • Toby Hrycek-Robinson – engineer
  • Yuka Fujii – art direction, design
  • Atsushi Fukui – artwork, cover art

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blemish by David Sylvian". Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Blemish at AllMusic
  3. ^ "David Sylvian Interview: From Japan To Manafon, The Man Revealed", The Quietus, 12 October 2009