2 CDs : Sylvian & Karn’s melancholies

In this series I’ll pick 2 CDs. Exercise to remember why I own them. Game to find links between them. Find out if I like these musics today. Will to share unknown things with you.

  1. David Sylvian, Brilliant Trees , 1984.
  2. Mick Karn, Dreams of Reasons Produce Monsters, 1987.

Both were members of a group named Japan – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_(band) – Sylvian was the singer and Karn the bass player.

Brilliant Trees‘s sleeve was gorgeous in vinyl. I always loved this photography! Sophisticated pop, incredible voice, melancholy. The track I chose to YouTube you is a perfect example : veils, calm trumpets, a very smart way to use modulations, and a magical “I quit the pray to fly up to the sky like a balloon” in the end.

Dreams of Reason Produce Monsters (this title comes from Goya and I let you meditate about this magic phrase) is dark, ethnical, quiet, nocturnal, full of surprises (songs sung by Sylvian, clarinets, percs), like a path in a night of… dreams. Mostly instrumental.

Melancholies, sophistications (constructions, sounds, moods), elegance…

Havve a nice day!

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When you come to me
I’ll question myself again
Is this grip on life still my own

When every step I take
Leads me so far away
Every thought should bring me closer home

And there you stand
Making my life possible
Raise my hands up to heaven
But only you could know

My whole world stands in front of me
By the look in your eyes
By the look in your eyes
My whole life stretches in front of me
Reaching up like a flower
Leading my life back to the soil

Every plan I’ve made’s
Lost in the scheme of things
Within each lesson lies the price to learn

A reason to believe
Divorces itself from me
Every hope I hold lies in my arms

And there you stand
Making my life possible
Raise my hands up to heaven
But only you could know

My whole world stands in front of me
By the look in your eyes
By the look in your eyes
My whole life stretches in front of me
Reaching up like a flower
Leading my life back to the soil

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