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Forgive And Forget


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Thomas Leer needs no introduction. His album "The Bridge", recorded with Robert Rental,and released by Industrial Records in 1979, is a classic of its genre. One year earlier, he put out his first solo single "Private Plane", a classic until today that was the blueprint of what was later to become synth pop. In 1985 Thomas left the indie scene and signed to Arista Records. He released an album called "The Scale of Ten" which is full of beautifully arranged pop music. Two years later he formed the duo Act together with ex Propaganda singer Claudia Brücken, releasing an album and several singles, being signed to ZTT Records. After the band's split, Leer released two more records, the first being an experimental album of beats without vocals, the second being "From Sci-Fi To Barfly", which was released by Klanggalerie on CD and is still available. 1982 is a collection of songs written that year that for one reason or another never made it onto any official release until Leer released them on his bandcamp page. Klanggalerie are now proud to present them on CD - another must-have archive release from on of Britain's pioneers in electronic music. Full tracklist: 1. Forgive And Forget 2. Shooting At The Moon 3. For The Strangers 4. Leaving 5. Control Yourself 6. Magic In My Soul 7. Change Of Heart 8. Who's Foolin' Who? Price: € 18,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

Dostajemy je dopiero teraz i brzmią one jak logiczna kontynuacja Contradictions czy Letters From America. Brytyjski artysta ostatecznie uwalnia się tu spod wpływu industrialu – i serwuje osiem przebojowych piosenek, w pionierski sposób łączących taneczną rytmikę z syntetycznymi brzmieniami i nostalgicznym nastrojem. Mamy tutaj echa wylansowanego wówczas w Anglii przez Cabaret Voltaire klasycznego electro (Forgive & Forget), jak również flirt z amerykańskim funkiem (Whos Foolin Who), a przede wszystkim solidną dawkę typowo brytyjskiego synth-popu, zestawiająych progresywną elektronikę (For The Strangers) z melodyjnymi wokalami (Shooting At The Moon).
(Nowa Muzyka, July 2018)