An intimate lecture and performance of songs from his new album A Map Of The Floating City and a revisit of earlier songs from his 30 year career.
Dolby was an indelible part of the electronic music landscape on both sides of the Atlantic in the ’80s. This solo performances will take the form of a 60-minute lecture about his new social networking transmedia game, The Floating City, interspersed with live songs from his upcoming album (A Map of the Floating City, due out Oct 25 on Lost Toy People Records through Redeye Distribution), as well as a few timeless classics. Dolby will tell the story behind the recording of the new album on his solar-powered lifeboat and give his personal account of the groundbreaking Floating City game, which he describes as “a Dieselpunk dystopia."
The Zelig of synthpop, Dolby was seemingly there or thereabouts at all points of the '80s. He enjoyed huge solo success with the singles “She Blinded Me With Science” and “Hyperactive!”, composed and performed on hits for everyone from AOR giants Foreigner to none-more-quirky new wave girl Lene Lovich, produced three superlative albums for Prefab Sprout and even co-wrote the much-sampled early rap classic “Magic’s Wand” by Whodini. With his “mad professor” image of specs and lab-coat, the Oxford-educated boy (he went to Abingdon, the school later attended by Radiohead) was a sort of Brit version of Kraftwerk’s men-machines, a techno wiz whose music and productions proved influential on the development of homegrown electro-pop.
Wed Oct 5 / 8 pm doors, 9 pm show
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