Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters
is Mick Karn
's second solo album and features him playing a variety of woodwinds and basses, as well as keyboards and drums. The songs are marked by plodding drum tracks colored with simple contrapuntal keyboard and woodwind figures: of the instrumental tracks, only "The Three Fates" escapes this martial treatment. The two tracks that feature lyrics and vocals (by David Sylvian
's former bandmate in Japan
) are the most memorable. They emphasize the interplay between Karn
's sinuous fretless playing and Sylvian
's sonorous voice to good effect.