Following on from Phantom Circuit's Thomas Leer & Robert Rental post. I have decided that a bit more Thomas Leer would not go amiss.
Along with The Human League's Being Boiled, Throbbing Gristle's United and The Normal's Warm Leatherette. Thomas Leer's Private Plane/International was part of my introduction into DIY Electronic Music. Up to then I had listened to Tangerine Dream, Roxy Music,
Kraftwerk. But these DIY Electro Musicians were making records at home and in bedrooms (in Leers case I believe Private Plane was recorded in his bedroom, hence the hushed vocals so he would not wake his sleeping Girlfriend up) All of a sudden Synth music could be produced cheaply. Inspired by these new DIY Electro Musicians I now wanted a Wasp Synth. With its cut and paste cover Private Plane is a late 70s electro Post Punk classic. I should add that Private Plane still sounds amazing today. Thomas Leer is still producing some very Exciting and interesting music.