If so let me offer a wholehearted recomendation regarding the recent issue of his original home recordings from 1979 which are out on digital and coming forth on 2X12 next week on the very wonderfull Dark Entries who previously reissued his wondrous Private Plane single which is in my opinion one of the greatest post punk records. I'm a long term fan, going right back to Private plane and his AMAZING album with Robert Rental 'The Bridge' (and a Spotifylink if you have it) was Santa's special gift to me in 1979.
Thomas later work is also well worth looking at, it's a source of some frustration to me that whenever Scottish music from around this time is discussed the focus tends to fall heavily on a bunch of floppy fringed check shirters who still wish it was it's the 1960's and Thomas Leer and Robert Rental get nary a mention.
I'd guess that fans of early Cabaret Voltaire and maybe even Wire would be into this, it's very, very lofi but it still sounds great to me and on my prized antique dystopian barometer it pushes the mercury right up to the Ballard line. Music makers may well be interested in the gear used, which is rudimentary to say the least (and similar to the gear used on The Bridge);
Thomas Leer - 1979 stream on Bandcamp CD on Klangalerie, who put out kindred spirit Caroline K's Now Wait for Last Year before BEB vinyled it.Thomas Leer wrote:“1979” is a 14-song collection spread across two pieces of vinyl clocking in at 70 minutes. Leer says, “1979 was a great year for making music. The punk explosion two years earlier, cleansed the palate and opened up minds to new sonic possibilities. It was in this spirit I took to exploring electronics and set up my first little home studio. Bearing in mind this was before such luxuries as Portastudios or affordable multi-tracks, I decided sound quality was less important than experimentation and innovation, so I pressed on with the meager equipment I had. My tabletop studio in Crouch End, North London, consisted of two cassette machines, a copycat tape echo, some FX pedals, Ring Modulator, Guitar, Bass & Wasp Synthesizer.” Songs range from half serene atmospheres, to minimal rhythmic workouts, to tape loops layered behind distorted guitars, to cold layered singing, all with a psychedelic lo-fi attitude.