With her newfound freedom, Kate experimented with production techniques, creating an album that features a very diverse blend of musical styles and that is known for its near-exhaustive usage of the Fairlight CMI .
The Dreaming met with a mixed critical reception at first. Many were baffled by the dense soundscapes she had created. The album was not considered to be a financial success, although it still reached number three in the UK album charts. “ Sat in Your Lap ” was the first track released.