May 27, 2016
The Swiss jokers are back.
Yello have announced with their 13th studio album Toy. The album is said to recast the sound of their raucously inventive electro-pop ’80s albums, which has had a lasting impact on the landscape of dance music.
Comprised of Dieter Meier – millionaire industrialist, professional gambler and member of Switzerland’s national golf team – and composer/arranger Boris Blank, the duo will also perform two live shows at Berlin’s Kraftwerk on the 26th and 28th of October 2016. Amazingly this is the first time that Yello have played live. You can buy tickets for the shows here.
Speaking at their keynote talk with Pete Tong at the IMS Electronic Music Pioneer Awards in Ibiza, Dieter said: “With the decision to play live for the first time ever at the Kraftwerk Berlin, a new era for Yello begins. Get out of cyberspace – and into the live experience, with operatic staging in the aesthetics of the Yello videos.“
Boris Blank added: “At the center of our show are more than 20 Yello songs that I have ‘reloaded’ for live performance. Of course, we will play the Yello hits, but also tracks from the new album Toy: to the future through the past. The world of Yello – live on stage.”
“Taking in liquid techno, continental torch songs and myriad gleaming points in between, Toy is unmistakably the sound of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank gleefully working at the top of their game,” the press release states. The album lands on 30 September 2016.
Meanwhile, explore Boris Blank’s 10 favourite electronic records and revisit ‘Bostich’:
Photo by: Darius Ramazani