It’s certainly been a long wait for the latest album from the Tech wizard Thomas Dolby, back in the 80’s we were delighted with the sounds of “She Blinded Me With Science” and “One Of Our Submarines” from “The Golden Age Of Wireless“.

Over the years Thomas Dolby’s music has grown and those gadget sounding tracks slowly disappeared, the album “Aliens Ate My Buick” was the turning point in his style of music for me and though I still enjoyed his work.

A Map of the Floating City

[amazon_link id=”B005J59M0K” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]A Map Of The Floating City[/amazon_link]The album has those similar sounds and tones of the Atronauts & Heretics, but more stylish and still has those wonderful Thomas Dolby vocals anda style that only he could produce. It’s a soothing album and catchy all at the same time, with guests such as Eddie Reader, Mark Knopfler and Imogen Heap.

Being a fan of Thomas Dolby is was’t hard for me to pick up on the brilliance of this album and each track in this Deluxe Version is a joy to listen to and at time somewhat moving, such as the track Simone a track which took years to write and took a moment in his life to complete the track.

But with this piece of fiction, it took a slice of real life to bring me to a place where I could complete the song. Someone I’m close to told me they have gender dysphoria.

Which I find quite a moving, but wonderful track to listen to as is the double album which includes a disc full of instrumental version of the tracks, amazing and all nicely mixed with brilliant quality from start to finish.

If I was asked to pick out one particular track from the album and say it’s my favourite, then I would have to say that I can’t, for me the whole album is a joy to listen to and it’s so great to have @ThomasDolby back producing great music, here’s hoping that he decides to bring us some more musical masterpieces soon!

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
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