One Of Our Submarines
Label: Lost Toy People
Thomas Dolby will be remembered for the wacky pop of "She Blinded Me with Science," but it barely touches his real triumphs. "One of Our Submarines" was one such song, a synth-pop paean to England's dwindled empire, complete with some of the most dazzling keyboards synth-pop ever amassed. The song is borne along by the high-profile remixers stepping up, among them the skip-tracing Akufen and minimal maestro Villalobos. The latter turns in one of the best remixes of his career, spinning Dolby's deep-end ballad into an epic, convoluted churn of driving beats, resonant synths and heady effects.