A pair of classic collaborations – presented here as a single set! First up is Plight & Premonition – one of the first truly experimental albums David Sylvia
n ever recorded – moody soundscapes done in collaboration with quirky Can member Holger Czukay, and stretched out over the course of 2 album-side tracks that have a very ethereal feel! In a way, the album almost takes off from the muted sounds in the background on Sylvia
n's vocal album Secrets Of The Beehive – using those low-end noises and organic touches as the basis for the longer, more exploratory tracks here – and instrumentation includes Sylvia
n on prepared piano, vibes, guitar, electronics, and harmonium – and Czukay on radio, organ, sampled piano, and "environmental treatments" The record also features work from Jaki Liebezeit on "infra sound" and "Karl Lippergaus on radio tuning – and titles include "Plight" and "Premonition". The second half is a second fantastic collaboration between sometimes-pop artist David Sylvia
n and quirky German genius Holger Czukay – a set that's quite different than most previous work from both musicians! Sylvia
n doesn't sing at all – but really explores those more abstract sonic territories he'd been bringing to his vocal recordings – expanding the atmospherics of his guitar and keyboards – while Czukay, working with David in the Can Studio, uses very abstract elements of guitar, bass, and radio. The group get a bit of help from Jaki Liebezeit on percussion, Markus Stockhausen on flugelhorn, Michael Karoli on guitar, and Michi on voice – and the album features two long tracks – "Flux" and "Mutability".