"I burn a candle in your place. I picture the passions on your face. Feelings that rise on a wave and fall away."
What's most notable about Mick Karn's second solo album, Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters, is that it marked a rekindling of his working relationship with ex-Japan mate David Sylvian. Sylvian lends his inimitable vocals to two of the album's tracks, "Buoy" & "When Love Walks In," and it is no suprise that these are the most memorable moments on the otherwise instrumental album. Nevertheless, except for "Answer," which is built on choir-like vocal washes and goes absolutely nowhere (something like a Dead Can Dance throwaway), these instrumentals can be quite charming. The percussion is a little plodding at times, but there is some fine Japan-esque keyboard work provided by Karn, and of course his lovely, slinky bass work.
Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters
1. First Impression (5:11)
2. Language of Ritual (5:39)
3. Buoy (Featuring D. Sylvian) (4:57)
4. Land (4:25)
5. The Three Fates (4:14)
6. When Love Walks In (Featuring D. Sylvian) (6:18)
7. Dreams of Reason (3:48)
8. Answer (5:29)