Recorded in Zurich, Swiss electro pioneers YELLO deliver ‘Toy’, their first album since 2009. Dieter Meier and Boris Blank had made a recorded return earlier in the year with the moody 'Why This, Why That & Why?', a track in collaboration with JEAN-MICHEL JARRE as part of his 'Electronica 2: The Heart Of Noise' album.
Despite 37 years of making music together, the distinctive sound of YELLO remains intriguing and distinctly European. Continue Reading ›
Boris Blank founded YELLO at the end of the 1970s, together with Carlos Perón. They were soon joined by singer Dieter Meier and although Perón left for a solo career in 1983, the Swiss group became one of the most respected and influential electronic acts in the world.
YELLO recently thrilled fans by announcing live Shows in Berlin in October. Blank took a few minutes to speak with TEC about the shows and YELLO’s new studio album, ‘Toy’. Continue Reading ›
Following on from 'Next Pursuit', the Beijing-born artist and producer FIFI RONG has a new body of work to showcase her ever developing hyrid electronica sound.
The crowdfunded five track EP's title ‘Violently Silently' is a more than apt description for her music, which the songstress describes as “subtly vulnerable and introverted, yet extremely emotionally powerful and brutal”. Continue Reading ›
With 2013 having been one of the strongest years in electronic pop since its post-punk heyday, 2014 was always going to struggle to compete, despite it being the 50th Anniversary of the Moog synthesizer’s first prototype demonstration at the Audio Engineering Society convention in October 1964.
While 2014 was nowhere near in terms of the high profile releases of 2013 or even 2011, it certainly surpassed the comparatively quiet year of 2012. But there were still a lot of live shows as momentum continued in support of the previous year’s releases. Continue Reading ›
YELLO co-founder and instrumentalist BORIS BLANK is to release a boxed set of unreleased soundtrack material recorded between 1977-2014. ‘Electrified’ is a solo collection of soundtrack work from Blank; this limited edition boxed set will contain 3 hours of unreleased music.
Over the years, he wrote a large number of soundtrack ideas that were never publicly released. BORIS BLANK kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about ‘Electrified’, his career with YELLO and working with the late BILLY MACKENZIE. Continue Reading ›