Darkest dreaming is, as you’d expect, a fairly dark piece by anyone’s standards, but even so there is a hint of hope in it. The music is sublime and floats around Sylvian’s voice without the two parts ever getting in the way of each other.
The song comes from the album ‘Dead Bees on a Cake’, which is a long listen, but has a lot of good tracks in it. It took me quite a while to appreciate the album, but now I really enjoy it and this is one of the tracks I like the most.
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This is such a delicate track, I really love it. It has wonderful mood swings and seems to change direction in mid flight.
It also seems quite a happy track for Sylvian, almost jolly even.
Still, I really enjoyed listening to it again.
Today is the original version of this track, or the very difficult one. I think it is fair to say that the Blemish album is a difficult listen, and this track is hard. Having said that it is also a very good track, and I love Derek Bailey’s work on it.