David Sylvian’s next release is Died In The Wool: a double disc album of reworks of Manafon, with a second disc featuring “When We Return You Won’t Recognise Us”, a stereo mix of Sylvian’s audio installation featuring John Butcher, Arve Henriksen, Günter Müller, Toshimaru Nakamura, and Eddie Prévost.
For Died In The Wool Sylvian has collaborated with composer Dai Fujikura, producer Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. The story goes that Fukijura actively sought out collaboration with Sylvian, and said Sylvian’s was “the most beautiful voice in the world”. Manofon was released in 2009 and featured Christian Fennesz, Otomo Yoshihide, John Tilbury, and Evan Parker, among others. Died In The Wool will be released on Samadhisound on 23 May (31 May in USA, 18 May in Japan).