Manafon, and new websites

14.08.09 has been completely redesigned and is augmented by where you can view the video for the opening track from the album, see a trailer for Amplified Gesture, read an in depth conversation between David and writer Marcus Boon on the themes that underlie Manafon, and hear samples from each of the album's tracks.

Manafon will be available as Standard Digipak with gorgeous artwork by Dutch photographer Ruud Van Empel and paintings by Atsushi Fukui (sound-cd ss016), and in a Deluxe Edition (sound-cd ss016dx) and download (mp3 / FLAC).

Deluxe Edition: Two volume case bound edition.

Volume One: A 40-page full colour lyric book with CD (standard Manafon CD) and artwork by Ruud Van Empel and Atsushi Fukui. It includes a fine art print of a portrait of David by Fukui individually signed by both the artist and David (only the first 2000 copies carry signed editions of the print).

Volume Two: A 24 page full colour book with artwork by Ruud Van Empel, Atsushi Fukui, David Sylvian and Yuka Fujii, to accompany the documentary film “Amplified Gesture” (approx 55 mins) Featuring, among others: Christian Fennesz, Toshimaru Nakamura, Evan Parker, Keith Rowe, John Tilbury, Otomo Yoshihide.

All editions designed by Chris Bigg.

The DVD (NTSC Region 0) also includes Manafon Audio in 5.1 dts surround sound mixed by David Sylvian. 5.1 dolby surround sound mixed by David Sylvian. pcm stereo (48 kHz, 24 bit)

Manafon will be released on September 14th.

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Website design and build: Rebels In Control, after cover art by Chris Bigg. Art direction: David Sylvian. Banner images from the Hypergraphia book.