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Performer: David Sylvian
Genre: Electronic
Title: Approaching Silence
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1999
Style: Minimal, Ambient
FLAC version ZIP size: 1913 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1644 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1120 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 868
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It was released on 5 October 1999 on Virgin Records (CDVE 943). The Beekeeper's Apprentice" (Perry, Sylvian) – 32:56.

Tracks 1 & 2 recorded at Memphis Studios, engineered at Autonomy, London September 1990. Track 3 recorded at Atma Sound, Minneapolis 1994

Only for completionists (10%). Approaching Silence" is the ninth full-length studio album by UK experimental rock artist David Sylvian. The album was released through Virgin in 1999. Approaching Silence" is in a completely different musical style compared to the "Dead Bees On a Cake (1999)" album which was released earlier the same year. Approaching Silence" features three ambient experimental tracks. Sound collages if you will.

Album · 1999 · 3 Songs. 3 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes. Released: Oct 12, 1999. More By David Sylvian. See All. Gone to Earth.

Band Name David Sylvian. Album Name Approaching Silence. Data de lançamento 05 Outubro 1999. Labels Virgin Records. Estilo de MúsicaExperimental Rock. Membros têm este álbum0. 1. The Beekeeper's Apprentice. 3. Approaching Silence. Other productions from David Sylvian.

Approaching Silence, 1999. Approaching Silence, 1999. The Beekeeper's Apprentice, 32:38. Now playing: Queen I Want to Break Free.

The selections are long ("Approaching Silence" is over 38 minutes long) yet never get boring. Sylvian uses instruments and sounds to create his own creative ambient music. This music is not for every taste, but fans of Sylvian and ambient music will find this to be a treat.

Approaching Silence (US). Released at July 29, 1999. The US version has the title of the album printed on the disc (more orange than the UK version). The UK version doesn’t. In the booklet a couple of photos are published, taken by David himself. Produced by David Sylvian. Photos: Front by Shinya Fujiwara, back by Anton Corbijn. Art design by Vaughan Oliver, Chriss Bigg and Martin Andersen at V23.

Tracklist

The Beekeeper's Apprentice 32:52
Epiphany 2:24
Approaching Silence 38:17

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDVE 943, 7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album) Venture, Venture, Venture CDVE 943, 7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5 UK & Europe 1999
VJCP-68159, 7243 8 48177 25 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album) Venture, Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68159, 7243 8 48177 25 Japan 1999
7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5, CDVE 943 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada, Venture 7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5, CDVE 943 Canada 1999
7243 84817725 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album) Venture, EMI 7243 84817725 Taiwan 1999
LJ 991104, LG-991104 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova, ArsNova LJ 991104, LG-991104 Russia 1999
72438-48177-2-5 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin, Shakti Records 72438-48177-2-5 US 1999
VJCP-68159, 7243 8 48177 25 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Venture, Virgin, Virgin VJCP-68159, 7243 8 48177 25 Japan 1999
LG-991104 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Sylvian) LG-991104 Russia 1999
CDVE 943 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Venture, Virgin CDVE 943 UK 1999
72438-48177-2-5 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album) Shakti Records 72438-48177-2-5 US 2000
70876-13297-2-8 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Shakti Records 70876-13297-2-8 US 2000
7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5, CDVE 943 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album) Venture, Venture, Venture 7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5, CDVE 943 UK & Europe Unknown
7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5, CDVE 943 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album, RE) Venture, Venture, Venture 7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5, CDVE 943 UK & Europe Unknown
7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5, CDVE 943 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP) Venture, Venture, Venture 7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5, CDVE 943 UK & Europe Unknown
7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5, CDVE 943 David Sylvian Approaching Silence ‎(CD, Album, RP) Venture, Venture, Venture 7243 8 48177 25, 7243 8 48177 2 5, CDVE 943 UK & Europe Unknown

Olelifan
This is minimal and experimental ambient (no dark stuff) so certainly not to everyone's taste. However, the overall atmosphere is dreamy and very soothing, a.o. thanks to the Frippertronics. Since the music was made for an art installation and not for "stand-alone" listening, it is most effective as a background for relaxing or sleeping. I found reading or working impossible because there still is too much going on in the way of sounds/noises, loops, samples, etc.

Samut
Apparently there are different mixes for U.K. and the U.S. - can anyone verify this?

Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
Yes, there's! Not really much. I've just noticed the more audible speech at the Shakti-release. The latter were captured in a very different way than the Venture-Virgin version. ONLY the Shakti is good enough while the other is a really badly mastered something. (I say it, being a sound-engineer...) This example was one of the very rare ocassion when I auditioned the US-press CD was more precise than that of the UK version of the same material. I've only had controversary experiences up to now. If you are an enthusiast, then test your favourites in every possibile release!

Malhala
Pros and cons on Approaching silence:I buy every possibile releases of my beloved CDs in order to find the best captured/digitalised/mastered/manufactured version and so did I to this one. The difference was shocking:1- The Japanese Virgin release was disappointing as ever. From bit-to bit same digital material in a VERY badly manufactured glass-mastered disc. The result is more dull and flat real-time playback soundquality compared to the EU-releases. I've loaded both to RAM memory and there was no difference there, so the difference comes from the high-speed writing of the factory glass-master disc. VERY BAD approaching.2- The US-Shakti version is a totally different in mastering: while the others are recorded onto tape and digitalised back from the tape while mastering, this release stays in the digital domain and sounds MUCH MORE precise, detailed and more exciting. I haven't got all the releases but if you want it, I think only the Shakti version comes in question. The difference makes me sick. How amatheur a mastering engineer can be??? 3- The latter, Shakti-version differs a bit in in the musical-content. Well, apart from the MUCH more precise soundquality, the speech on the 3rd track is more audible. It's partially remixed before mastering. Well, I don't think there's any further difference musicalwise but maybe. I've only auditioned the speech. How If you have doubts about the Venture-Virgin vs Shakti version: buy both and you don't have to listen sharp to throw away the other but the Shakti-one. Shame.