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YMMV: David Sylvian
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Whilst he's had considerable success elsewhere, he is a huge star in Japan. It started with his band Japan, who quickly became popular thanks to their name and their dress sense, which was a chief influence on the Visual Kei genre. Sylvian strengthened his relationship with Japanese audiences by being good friends with musicians such as Ryuichi Sakamoto and Masami Tsuchiya, and having a Japanese girlfriend during the 80s, Yuka Fujii, who is responsible for many of his photos. Many special releases of his were only released in Japan.
  • Growing the Beard: David brought some strings and piano in, toned down the androgyny, and started getting all Serious Business about his art.
  • Old Shame: He feels this way about some of his work with his band Japan, particularly their debut album Adolescent Sex. Sylvian believes it took him several years to find his experimental sound.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: This is the general consensus about his album Manafon, which is truly divisive. Some consider it a masterpiece, others consider it pretentious noise.

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