Plight & Premonition

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Plight & Premonition
Sylvian & Czukay - Plight and Premonition.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 March 1988
Recorded1986–1987, Can Studio, Cologne
GenreAvant-garde, ambient
ProducerDavid Sylvian, Holger Czukay
David Sylvian chronology
Secrets of the Beehive
Plight & Premonition
Flux + Mutability
Holger Czukay chronology
Rome Remains Rome
Plight & Premonition
Flux + Mutability
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Plight & Premonition is the first of two collaborations between David Sylvian and Can's bassist Holger Czukay, Flux + Mutability being their second. It was released in March 1988. The music is ambient, makes use of 'found sounds'. It consists of two instrumental tracks, both of which are over 15 minutes long. The album peaked at no.71 in the UK albums chart.[2]

The tracks were subsequently remixed by Sylvian in 2002, but these remained unissued until 2018, when they were released by Grönland Records in a double album set combined with the recordings for Flux + Mutability.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Plight (The Spiralling of Winter Ghosts)" – 18:30
  2. "Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel)" – 16:21


Album produced by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay.

  • Yuka Fujii – design, photography (assisted by Icon, London)
  • Mekon – artwork


  1. ^ Plight & Premonition at AllMusic
  2. ^ David Sylvian the official charts
  3. ^ "Grönland Records Announce Reissue Of Seminal Ambient Records by David Sylvian & Holger Czukay". Retrieved 25 September 2018.

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