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David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition flac album

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Performer: David Sylvian
Title: Plight & Premonition
Country: UK
Style: Abstract, Drone, Ambient
Category: Electronic
Rating: 4.3 ✦

When David Sylvian set about making his first solo album, 1984’s Brilliant Trees, he enlisted a handful of former collaborators, including Yellow Magic Orchestra co-founder Ryuichi Sakamoto as well as his Japan bandmates Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri. The most crucial contributions, though, came from an artist with whom he had never worked before: Holger Czukay. Surprisingly, Sylvian’s interest in the German artist’s work derived not from the latter’s tenure in the pioneering krautrock band Can but from his solo albums, particularly his 1979 release Movies Where Czukay left his most lasting mark was as an improviser. Those qualities, and the two men’s friendship, kept their paths intersecting through the 1980s.

Mixed By – David Sylvian (tracks: B), Holger Czukay. Piano, Other, Orchestrated By – Holger Czukay. Producer – Holger Czukay. Technician – Holger Czukay (tracks: A). Notes.

Plight & Premonition is the first of two collaborative albums by David Sylvian and Can bassist Holger Czukay. It was released in March 1988. The music is ambient, making extensive use of 'found sounds'. It consists of two instrumental tracks, both of which are over 15 minutes long. The album peaked at n. 1 in the UK albums chart. The tracks were later remixed by Sylvian and issued on a limited bonus disc with his 2002 compilation albm Camphor.

In 1986, David Sylvian and Holger Czukay - founding member and bassist in legendary German Kosmiche band Can - were ostensibly reconvening for Sylvian to record a vocal for Czukay's forthcoming album Rome Remains Rome. The names Plight & Premonition and Flux & Mutability themselves hint at an instability. In Sylvian's words, the sessions seemed to touch on something: A form of music that seemed to have been created while we were absent by instruments abandoned to the earth and the woods, sounded by the coarse winter elements. The version of Plight & Premonition included here was a remix by Sylvian from 2002. All the recordings were fully remastered.

CZUKAY, Holger/DAVID SYLVIAN - Plight & Premonition Flux & Mutability - 2xCD. David, Czukay,Holger Sylvian - Plight & Premonition Flux & (CD Used Very Good). David Sylvian + Holger Czukay ?Plight & Premonition (CD, Mar-1988, Virgin). In retrospect the album plays better as an unbroken composition, with the tentative "Plight" (mostly assembled by Czukay in his home studio laboratory) blossoming into the even more lovely "Premonition", the latter actually recorded live without overdubs. Heard together, the two halves complete a single piece of music sounding as natural and sustaining (and as easy to ignore) as the pulse of blood moving through your heart at this exact moment.

Holger CZUKAY, DAVID SYLVIAN. Plight & Premonition Flux & Mutability (CD) Gronland Germany. The Paris Tapes (Record Store Day 2018) (LP) Gronland Germany. Movies (reissue) (LP) Gronland Germany.

Listen to music from David Sylvian & Holger Czukay like Plight (the spiralling of winter ghosts), Premonition (giant empty iron vessel) & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from David Sylvian & Holger Czukay. He went solo in 1984 with the album ‘Brilliant Trees’.

Holger Czukay and I were in constant contact during the 80s so to receive a request from him asking me to come to Köln when convenient wasn't unusual. Specifically, I'd been asked by Holger to supply a vocal for 'Music In The Air', the final track on Rome Remains Rome, which was released in 1987. This places us back in the Winter of 1986. The night I arrived in Köln and drove on out to Can's studio, Holger was in high spirits.

Artist: David Sylvian And Holger Czukay. Album: Plight And Premonition Flux And Mutability. Previously on NewAlbumReleases.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Plight (The Spiralling Of Winter Ghosts)
Mixed By – Holger CzukayTechnician [Processed By] – Holger Czukay
2 Premonition (Giant Empty Iron Vessel)
Mixed By – David Sylvian, Holger Czukay

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Opium (Arts) Ltd.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Recorded At – Can Studios
  • Mastered At – Nimbus


  • Artwork – Mekon
  • Design [Assisted By], Photography By [Assisted By] – Icon, London*
  • Design, Photography By [Photography] – Yuka Fujii
  • Effects [Infra-sound] – Jaki Liebezeit
  • Electronics [Radio Tuning] – Karl Lippergaüs*
  • Electronics [Radio], Organ, Piano [Sampled Piano], Effects [Orchestral & Environmental Treatments] – Holger Czukay
  • Piano, Piano [Prepared Piano], Harmonium, Effects [Vibes], Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Guitar – David Sylvian
  • Producer [Produced By] – Holger Czukay
  • Written-By – D. Sylvian*, H. Czukay*


© 1988 Virgin Records Ltd. ℗ 1988 Virgin Records Ltd.
Manufactured in the U.K.

Recorded at Can Studio Cologne West Germany 1986-87.
Published by Opium (Arts) Ltd. / Copyright Control.

Original 1988 pressing (mastered at Nimbus, manufactured in the UK): David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition
Another pressing exists using the same catalogue # CDVE 11 & barcode 5 012981 250225 but was mastered at EMI UK and manufactured in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012981 250225
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5012981250225
  • Matrix / Runout: CDVE 11 : ·MASTERED· ·BY NIMBUS·
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 2317

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
VE 11 David Sylvian + Holger Czukay David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition ‎(LP, Album) Venture VE 11 UK 1988
TC-VG 50344 David Sylvian + Holger Czukay David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin TC-VG 50344 Greece 1988
VJD-32045 David Sylvian + Holger Czukay David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition ‎(CD, Album) Venture, Virgin Japan VJD-32045 Japan 1988
TCVE-11, TCVE 11 David Sylvian + Holger Czukay David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, Venture TCVE-11, TCVE 11 Italy 1988
208 891, VE 11 David Sylvian + Holger Czukay David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight & Premonition ‎(LP, Album) Virgin, Venture 208 891, VE 11 Europe 1988