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Thomas Dolby 11/8/13

Thomas Dolby 11/8/13 facebook.com/officialthomasdolby
Written by Brian Benton
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  • Date Recorded: November 8, 2013
  • Artist / Band: Thomas Dolby
  • Hosting Show: Rocket 88
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

Thomas Dolby may have taken some time off from music, but he's been anything but absent.

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Dolby released "She Blinded Me With Science" in 1982 and other quirky, synth-driven tracks for the next decade after, but then took a break. He started a technology company called Beatnik, which created the ringtone software used in more than half a billion cell phones. Now, after a 15-year hiatus from touring and recording, Dolby is back, performing his classic hits but also tracks from his fifth studio album, "A Map of the Floating City."

Born Thomas Robertson, Dolby is a mad scientist of electronic pop music, concocting tunes and beats long before the Ableton and Serato performance software was available. While he has updated his equipment from bulky synthesizers and tape loops to a Macbook and small keyboard, the sound is still just as eccentric and strange.

Dolby treated us to "She Blinded Me With Science" in this session, but he's hardly a one-hit wonder. Listen and hear what the mad scientist has concocted in his laboratory of electronics.

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