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06 December 2010 @ 12:32 pm
thomas dolby!  
Just downloaded Thomas Dolby's two newest EPs, Oceana and Amerikana. I recommend them both if you are a fan of interesting music. He does really cool things with sounds that aren't necessarily meant to be musical and has some excellent arranging. And his lyrics range from fun to haunting and traverse the wide range of moods in between. He's been a musical fixture in my life for as long as I can remember, specifically his album The Flat Earth. But he's actually a really quality musician.

His two EPs are available for download at his official site, though for Amerikana you'll have to register at the message boards. Registration perfectly free, though, and they don't ask for any weird information. It was worth it for me. :D

If you're curious as to what he sounds like, here's a couple samples from earlier albums.

One Of Our Submarines -- this is on the more haunting side of things. Very digital. Best listened to at a higher volume, as there's a lot going on in it.

I Scare Myself (originally by Dan Hicks) -- more instrumental. This one's an earworm, though, watch out!