80sObscurities presents: Thomas Dolby - 'Leipzig Is Calling'Posted on 26/12/12
This 80sObscurities was founded by DJ Rexx Arkana to showcase old, often unknown or forgotten acts and tracks from the decade when electronic music was truly the new wave. Rexx Arkana has been a club/radio DJ and promoter since the mid-80s and headlined festivals on several continents and currently holds a residency at DEFCON, NYC's current longest-running weekly scene party. He is also the founder and lyricist of Brudershaft and one half of harsh electro act FGFC820.
Another Christmas has come and gone, but just when we thought we'd opened all of our gifts... that sneaky 80sObscurities Santa has stashed a couple extra packages in our stocking. Heiko Maile from 80s (and beyond) artist Camouflage found this little surprise hidden under his bed.
Heiko: "This song is the B-Side of Thomas Dolby’s debut single, 'Europa And The Pirate Twins,' from 1981. In those days I used to spend a lot of time in record shops. I still can remember the moment I discovered the great cover; showing Thomas Dolby as a kind of scientist, standing in the middle of a stage, surrounded by globes and telescopes. Even without listening, 'Leipzig Is Calling' caught my attention. In the days of the "Cold War" it wasn't common that an international musician wrote songs about a city from East Germany. I bought the 12" vinyl right away. The sounds and especially the harmonies blew me away. Since that day this song is one of my favorite compositions - in terms of songwriting and of sound. Thomas Dolby is one of the most gifted composers and synthesizer players I know. His work always inspired me. 'Well you'll soon feel yourself again - And everyplace is just the same, isn't it?'"
Your 80s-obsessed host is off to spend a few days out of state with family, but that won't stop the music. See you again tomorrow, kids.
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