My guess is that the vast majority of David Sylvian's fans are long-time followers of his unique sonic journey. His career spans four decades, after all. Younger listeners do exist, of course, and I've met a few, but they are a rare breed. To the uninitiated, his songs can sound like the meanderings of a man with a head cold. Sylvian's musical path may seem inaccessible to most; that it is deeply personal cannot be denied. Yet if one is open to it, the rewards can be both subtle and profound.
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