Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Switzerland 2016 - Yello

ISSUE DATE: 10 November 2016
STAMP SIZE: 33 x 28 mm

Dieter Meier and Boris Blank: two men who have achieved world fame with their music.

Sound experiments in an automobile test lab marked the birth of the band Yello in 1979, and albums like “Stella” revolutionized electronic music in the early eighties. Worldwide hits including “The Race”, “Oh Yeah” and “Bostich” garnered the musical duo Dieter Meier and Boris Blank major chart successes in the USA, Germany, UK and Switzerland. 


In 1997 the pair received the Art Prize of the City of Zurich, and in 2014 they were presented with the German Echo Lifetime Achievement Award to honour their 35 years in the business. Boris Blank is the duo’s sound architect. Using sophisticated sampling techniques, he builds up soundscapes that form the backdrop for Dieter Meier’s unmistakable voice and constantly surprise listeners.

For their new album TOY to be released on 30 September 2016, the studio was transformed into the magical world of a children’s playroom. Yello are to play live for the first time ever at Berlin’s Kraftwerk on 26, 28, 29 and 30 October 2016.

Stamp images, video and description thanks to Swiss Post