Plight & Premonition

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Plight & Premonition
Sylvian & Czukay - Plight and Premonition.jpg
Studio album by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay
Released 1 March 1988
Recorded 1986–1987, Can Studio, Cologne
Genre Avant-garde, ambient
Length 34:51
Label Venture
Producer David Sylvian, Holger Czukay
David Sylvian chronology
Secrets of the Beehive
(1987)Secrets of the Beehive1987
Plight & Premonition
Flux + Mutability
(1989)Flux + Mutability1989
Holger Czukay chronology
Rome Remains Rome
(1987) Rome Remains Rome1987
Plight & Premonition
(1988) Plight & Premonition1988
Flux + Mutability
(1989) Flux + Mutability1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Plight & Premonition is the first of two collaborations between David Sylvian and Can's bassist Holger Czukay, Flux and 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]

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

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