MY 80s FAVOURITE prog pop
Jakko Jakszyk – King Crimson
“Far from the synth pop geek he’s often portrayed as, Thomas Dolby’s music possessed a harmonic sophistication and exploration that might surprise you, should you venture beyond the singles like She Blinded Me With Science and Hyperactive. Indeed, the album that the latter comes from, 1984’s The Flat Earth, still sounds extraordinary and exploratory today.
“The atmosphere and chordal changes of the likes of Screen Kiss, Dissidents and Mulu The Rain Forest are way beyond much of what passed for pop music at the time. It’s experimental, genuinely progressive and thought provoking, with unusual but highly articulate lyrics too. It’s possibly easy to have missed how great he was.”