Nine HorsesSnow Borne Sorrow

Label:Samadhisound – sound cd ss006
CD, Album, Stereo, Digipak
Country:UK, Europe & US
Genre:Electronic, Jazz, Rock
Style:Art Rock, Downtempo, Experimental, Avant-garde Jazz


1Wonderful World
Double BassKeith Lowe
Keyboards, Guitar, VocalsDavid Sylvian
Programmed By [Sample Programming], Drums, KeyboardsSteve Jansen
VocalsStina Nordenstam
2Darkest Birds
Bass GuitarKeith Lowe
Keyboards, Guitar, VocalsDavid Sylvian
Programmed By [Sample Programming], DrumsSteve Jansen
TrumpetArve Henriksen
3The Banality Of Evil
Backing VocalsEska G, Mtungwazi*, Marcina Arnold
Bass GuitarNeal Sutherland
ClarinetHayden Chisholm
Electric GuitarRiff Pike III*
Guitar, Keyboards, VocalsDavid Sylvian
Keyboards, Edited By, Drum ProgrammingBurnt Friedman*
PercussionSteve Jansen
Recorded By [Electric And Bass Guitars]James Fletcher (2)
Recorded By [Vibraphone]Frank Grønbek*
Saxophone [1st Solo]Thomas Hass
Saxophone [2nd Solo]Theo Travis
4Atom And Cell
Keyboards, VocalsDavid Sylvian
Programmed By [Sample Programming], Percussion, KeyboardsSteve Jansen
TrumpetArve Henriksen
5A History Of Holes
Bass GuitarKeith Lowe
Drums, PercussionSteve Jansen
Electric Guitar, Recorded By [Electric Guitar]Tim Motzer
Flute, Saxophone [Solos]Theo Travis
Guitar [Additional]Tim Elsenburg
Keyboards, VocalsDavid Sylvian
Music ByBurnt Friedman*
SaxophoneHayden Chisholm
Sequenced By [Sequences], Programmed By, Edited By, Toy PianoBurnt Friedman*
VibraphoneMorten Grønvad
6Snow Borne Sorrow
Lyrics By [Sample]Jean-Max Riviére*
Music BySteve Jansen
Music By [Sample]Gérard Bourgeois
Piano, Effects [Piano Treatment]Ryuichi Sakamoto
Programmed By [Sample Programming], KeyboardsSteve Jansen
TrumpetArve Henriksen
VocalsDavid Sylvian
7The Day The Earth Stole Heaven
Acoustic Guitar, Recorded By [Acoustic Guitar]Tim Motzer
Backing VocalsBeverlei Brown, Tommy Blaize
Bass GuitarKeith Lowe
Clarinet, SaxophoneHayden Chisholm
Drums, Percussion, KeyboardsSteve Jansen
Electric GuitarJoseph Suchy
Keyboards, VocalsDavid Sylvian
Music ByBurnt Friedman*, Tim Motzer
Programmed ByBurnt Friedman*
Programmed By, Edited By, Synthesizer [Ms 20], VocoderBurnt Friedman*
SaxophoneThomas Hass
VibraphoneMorten Grønvad
Backing VocalsBeverlei Brown, Tommy Blaize
Bass GuitarDaniel Schroeter*
ClarinetHayden Chisholm
Electric Guitar, Recorded By [Electric Guitar]Tim Motzer
Guitar, VocalsDavid Sylvian
Music ByBurnt Friedman*
Programmed By [Sample Programming], PercussionSteve Jansen
Sequenced By [Sequences], Programmed By, Edited ByBurnt Friedman*
9The Librarian
Bass GuitarKeith Lowe
ClarinetHayden Chisholm
Drums, PercussionSteve Jansen
Electric Guitar, Recorded By [Electric Guitar]Tim Motzer
Loops [Sequenced Loops], Programmed By, Edited By, Synthesizer [Ms 20], Percussion [Pan], Toy PianoBurnt Friedman*
Music ByBurnt Friedman*
VibraphoneMorten Grønvad
VocalsDavid Sylvian

Companies, etc.



Thanks to:
Jan Bang, Richard Chadwick, Matthew Davidson (Motu), David De Almieda Sampaio, David Franzke, Robert Fripp, Yuka Fujii, Oke Göttlich, Axel Hartmann (Neuron), Jaki Liebezeit, Keith Lowe, Jerome Marcus (Sabian), MDM, David Millman, Wes Mills, Adrian Molloy, Byron at Moose Mastering, Patric Oliver (Popercussion), Judith Ruzicka, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marcus Schmickler, Simon Stock (Musictrack), Joseph Suchy, Skúli Sverrisson, Yukihiro 'Happy' Yoshida (Tama), Cycling 74, Earthworks Audio (Alex Khenkin).

Recorded at Samadhisound: USA and Cologne, Germany 2001-2005.
Sessions: Miloco 3, Eden Studios and Sphere Studios, London.
Tim Motzer's guitars recorded at 1 k recording Studio, Philadelphia, USA.
Electric and Bass Guitars on track 3 recorded at UTS Sound Studio, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Vibraphone on track 3 recorded at First Floor Rec., Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mastered at Metropolis, London.

Burnt Friedman appears courtesy of Nonplace. Stina Nordenstam appears courtesy of A Walk In The Park / V2 Music Scandinavia AB. Morten Grønvad plays a 1965 Deagan Aurora Vibraharp and appears courtesy of Ethnotronic.
Management, Steve Jansen: Opium (Arts) Ltd. and Epiphanyworks Ltd (Japan).

Track 6 incorporates a sample taken from 'Un Jour Comme Un Autre' by Brigitte Bardot courtesy of Mercury Records. © 1963 Warner Chappell Music, France (Ex. Chappell Sa) & Peer Music.

Published by:
Tracks 1, 2 & 4: Opium (Arts) Ltd. / Copyright Control.
Tracks 3, 5, 8 & 9: Opium (Arts) Ltd. / Freibank.
Track 6: Opium (Arts) Ltd. / Copyright Control / Warner Chappell Music France / Peermusic.
Track 7: Opium (Arts) Ltd. / Freibank / One K Music.

℗ & © 2005 Samadhisound llc
The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Nine Horses under exclusive licence to Samadhisound llc.

Issued as a six panel Digipak with credit sheet insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 824877400622
  • Barcode (Text): 8 24877 40062 2
  • Matrix / Runout: 7695 - SS006 082705
  • Matrix / Runout (Mould/hub): RAINBO CA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LT05
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI A650

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Snow Borne Sorrow (CDr, Album, Promo)SamadhisoundnoneUK2005
Snow Borne Sorrow (CD, Album, Unofficial Release)G. & P. Essential Music, Samadhisound (2)GP-05 GT 000443, sound cd ss006Russia2005
Snow Borne Sorrow (CDr, Album, Promo)Lowlands Promotionsss 006 cdBelgium2005
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Snow Borne Sorrow (CDr, Promo, Album)SamadhisoundnoneUS2005
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Snow Borne Sorrow (CDr, Promo, Sampler)Samadhisoundsound-pro-cd-ss 006.1UK2005



  • MasSuave's avatar
    This is what I came to expect from Sylvian. The Banality Of Evil, The Day The Earth Stole Heaven, Serotonin & The Librarian are my top five favorite tracks. Not to say the rest are bad,but these are my go to tracks. There is one song I do play on repeat over and over, and that is "The Day The Earth Stole Heaven." Call me an old romantic, but the lyrics speak volumes of a lost love.
    • Android_Skeleton's avatar
      Please give us a vinyl issue! This is such an incredible album from start to finish.
      • Nightghost909's avatar
        Needs a vinyl release 100% always loved this album, lets hope so soon !!!!
        • 3_kilos's avatar
          Edited 5 years ago
          This is one of the best albums ever. No foolin'. Pitty that it hasn't been released on vinyl.
          • vitbabenco's avatar
            Your Feet Leave the Ground and You're Soaring Above
            “It's a wonderful world and you take and you give and the sun fills the sky in the space where you live. It's a day full of dreams, it's a dream of a day and the joy that it brings nearly sweeps her away.” Snow Borne Sorrow is crammed full of beautiful melancholy and the melodies are soaring high. “Here come the darkest birds all tar and feathers why did none of them dream of trying to make things better?” Trumpet, saxophone, clarinet weave a real musical web adding to the songs especially delicate charms. “I'm having my day, my place in the sun. I'll grow to resemble the man I've become. There'll be time for reflection when I reach that plateau, when the war has been won no farther to go.” And all those refined harmonies make the album literally unique.



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