Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby - A Map Of The Floating City (2011) 2CD Deluxe Edition

Thomas Dolby - A Map Of The Floating City (2011) 2CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 724 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: New Wave, Electronic, Pop Rock, Folk Rock, World Music | Label: Lost Toy People | # CD-LTP-002 | Time: 01:59:43

Thomas Dolby, the iconic '80s star whose smash hits 'She Blinded Me With Science' and 'Hyperactive' helped define the MTV generation/revolution, will break his 20-year silence with A Map of the Floating City. The album, featuring appearances by special guest artists Mark Knopfler, Regina Spektor, Natalie MacMaster, Bruce Woolley, Imogen Heap and Eddi Reader, will be will be released on Lost Toy People Records as a physical CD, and in a special Deluxe Edition featuring a second disc of instrumentals and bonus tracks. Of the album, which is divided into three parts, Dolby says, "The new songs are organic and very personal. A Map of the Floating City is a travelogue across three imaginary continents: In Amerikana I'm reflecting with affection on the years I spent living in the U.S.A., and my fascination with its roots music. Urbanoia is a dark place, a little unsettling… I'm not a city person. And in Oceanea I return to my natural home on the windswept coastline."

Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD)  

Posted by Designol at Jan. 14, 2015
Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD)

Thomas Dolby - Studio Albums Collection 1982-2011 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.8 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 857 Mb | Scans included
Genre: New Wave, Synthpop, Contemporary Pop/Rock | Time: 04:27:38

Collection includes: 'The Golden Age Of Wireless' (1982); 'The Flat Earth' (1984); 'Aliens Ate My Buick' (1988); 'Astronauts & Heretics' (1992); 'The Gate To The Mind's Eye' (1994); 'A Map Of The Floating City' (2011).
Thomas Dolby - Retrospectacle: The Best Of Thomas Dolby (1994)

Thomas Dolby - Retrospectacle: The Best Of Thomas Dolby (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 468 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Synthpop, New Wave, Contemporary Pop/Rock | Label: EMI | # 7243 8 27642 2 9 | Time: 01:17:27

After what had seemed like a promising start with "She Blinded Me With Science" in 1983, Thomas Dolby only charted with two other singles in the U.S. (though he had nine chart singles in his native U.K., 1981-1992). This 16-track compilation, embracing both his Capitol/EMI and Warner Bros. recordings, demonstrates that Dolby deserved better. His synthesizer-based songs are consistently catchy and clever, and especially notable are early songs like "Urges" and "Leipzig" that have not previously appeared on a U.S. album. "One of Our Submarines," Dolby's cover of Dan Hicks' "I Scare Myself," and "Hyperactive!" all hold up well. Some of the later (non-hit) material from the albums Aliens Ate My Buick and Astronauts & Heretics is less impressive; a better choice could have been made from those records. But for the most part, this is an efficient collection that justifies its name.

Thomas Dolby - The Flat Earth (1984)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 4, 2014
Thomas Dolby - The Flat Earth (1984)

Thomas Dolby - The Flat Earth (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Synthpop, New Wave | Label: Parlophone Odeon, EMI | # CDP 7 46028 2 | Time: 00:37:25

Exceptionally mature for a sophomore effort, The Flat Earth has held up considerably well since its 1984 release. This staying power belongs to a fantastic ensemble of supporting players as much as to Thomas Dolby's songwriting and crisp production. "Dissidents" steps in cautiously and conjures images of blacklisted authors and ugly snow, gray from oppression. Here and elsewhere, Matthew Seligman's bass is a welcome addition – throughout the album his work is lavish, growling, popping through octaves, funk-a-fied and twinkling with harmonics. The title track, "The Flat Earth," is a wondrous R&B daydream of piano and Motown stabs of rhythm guitar. "Screen Kiss" has a similarly ethereal quality, and the lyrics are lush with imagery, if occasionally cryptic. "White City"'s drug reference and chugging groove are as murky as they are energizing, so new wavers might find themselves frowning a bit on the dancefloor. Then there is "Mulu the Rain Forest," a globally minded curiosity of foreboding and disorienting samples that certainly feels a long way off from The Golden Age of Wireless.

Thomas Dolby - The Gate To The Mind's Eye (1994)  Video

Posted by alexov85 at Feb. 8, 2011
Thomas Dolby - The Gate To The Mind's Eye (1994)

Thomas Dolby - The Gate To The Mind's Eye (1994)
DVD5 | DVD-Video | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 48.0 KHz | Run time: ~56 min | 2.3 GB
Video info: MPEG2 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) | VBR | ~ 5 000 Kbps
Progressive, Eclectic, Electronic jazz, Animation

The Gate to the Mind's Eye is the third computer animated odyssey in the "Mind's Eye" series. The Gate synergizes the very latest in computer animation artistry and technology with an original musical score by renowned composer Thomas Dolby, creating a very intense visual-music experience. The most phenomenal new computer animation is presented, including work from Sega, ExMachina, Boss Films, BUF, Angel Studios, Ex Nihilo, Metrolight Studios, MacGuff Ligne, Links Corporation, Rhythm & Hues, Kleiser-Walczak, RezN.8 Productions, Topix, Riff, XAOS, Lamb & Company, Santa Barbara Studios, Karl Sims and Jun Watanabe, etc.

Thomas Dolby "Astronauts and Heretics" CD 1992  

Posted by empanadilla at Aug. 26, 2009
Thomas Dolby "Astronauts and Heretics" CD 1992

Thomas Dolby- Astronauts and Heretics (1991)
AAC mp4 256 Kb | 92 MB | Full Scans included | RS.com
Genre: 80s Synth Pop | Source: CD | Label: EMI America


Welcome to the Underrated Genius of Thomas Dolby.

This 4th CD finds Mr. Dolby in a very sombre mood because of the loss of his great bass player (anyway, what the hell was Terry doin' touring with…Reba McIntire???? Didn't he know that Country Music is the music that leads to most suicides? We miss him, though). It is still a very interesting CD and also has the collaboration of another departed artist; Ofra Haza. Not quite being dead , but more or less zombie, there's also a solo from Eddie Van Halen.

Thomas Dolby "Aliens ate my Buick" 1988 CD  Music

Posted by empanadilla at Aug. 26, 2009
Thomas Dolby "Aliens ate my Buick" 1988 CD

Thomas Dolby- "Aliens ate my Buick" (1988)
AAC mp4 256 Kb | 91 MB | Covers included | RS.com
Genre: 80s Synth Pop | Source: CD | Label: EMI America

Welcome to the Underrated Genius of Thomas Dolby.

"Aliens ate my Buick" is a classic. Some people didn't buy this thinking that it was a soundtrack for a movie! This is where all of his efforts came together and he batted a Grand Slam. Worthy mention is Terry Jackson (RIP), an awesome bass player who made the group sound incredible.

Thomas Dolby "The Flat Earth" CD 1983  Music

Posted by empanadilla at Aug. 26, 2009
Thomas Dolby "The Flat Earth" CD 1983

Thomas Dolby- The Flat Earth (1983)
AAC mp4 256 Kb | 78 MB | Covers included
Genre: 80s Synth Pop | Source: CD | Label: EMI America | RS.com

Welcome to the Underrated Genius of Thomas Dolby.

The 2nd CD sounds as if it was released with the Record Company rushing him to release it. It's very hectic and way more serious than the 1st one. Still good , but something is missing…
Roger Waters: Vinyl Collection (1970 - 1992) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Roger Waters: Vinyl Collection (1970 - 1992)
5 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1653 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 721 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 599 Mb
Odeon, EMI, CBS/Sony Inc | Progressive Rock / Art-Rock

Roger Waters was Pink Floyd's grand conceptualist, the driving force behind such albums as Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall. In the wake of Syd Barrett's departure, Waters emerged as a formidable songwriter, but it's this stretch of '70s albums – each one nearly symphonic in its reach – that established him as a distinctive, idiosyncratic voice within rock and, following his departure from Floyd in 1985, he continued to create new works in this vein (notably, 1992's Amused to Death) and capitalized on the enduring popularity of his old band by staging live revivals of Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall in their entireties…
The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology [repost]

The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: A Memoir by Thomas Dolby
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1250071844 | 288 pages | EPUB | 0,8 MB

The remarkable story of rising to the top of the music charts, a second act as a tech pioneer, and the sustaining power of creativity and art.