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Swiss cult band Yello are back with a new album which they launched at a 3D virtual concert in a Berlin cinema. Yello was formed 30 years ago by Boris Blank and Carlos Peron who has now been replaced by Dieter Meier – a millionaire industrialist, artist and professional poker player. This new album is something of a come-back after a fallow period.

Dieter Meier says “We started playing this kind of music not because we wanted to do techno, but because we had no other way to express ourselves musically. None of us plays an instrument or writes music notation so we were sampling before it was even invented. Boris’s first drums he recorded like this; he had newspapers on the kitchen table which he shuffled around with his hands and that noise he taped and the result was this sound. So our originality really results from lacking something.”

Yello aren’t newbies on the block and don’t pretend to be. Says Boris Blank, “There are no face lifts. The faces we created are the faces we’re standing behind. Even if it gets older, the important thing about Yello is that it has found its origins and its originality in this face, and never looked left or right to copy anything.”

Keeping their interest fresh and their creativity sharp isn’t a problem says Dieter Meier: “We surprise ourselves all the time, because we work without dogma or ideology. We always go back into that pile of sand and try to become like a quote from the Bible. “Become like children”. It doesn’t say “remain children” but it means the divine intention in every one of us that has been buried beneath religion, school, and upbringing must be dug out again. To become once more the children we once were.” “Yello Touch” is out now. For more information see:

http://www.theyellosite.com

For more music clips see:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNOwJdH6gBs