Yello

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Swiss electronic pop band, comprising Dieter Meier (1945-    ) and Boris Blanc (1952-    ). Yello's music is stylistically varied but tends towards bright, upbeat, cartoonish musical primary colours. Their fourth album Stella (1985) includes their most famous single, "Oh Yeah", whose elasticated beats, intriguing combination of sounds and low-register gravelly singing is characteristic of the band. Of more SF Music genre interest is Pocket Universe (1997): a perky and likeable portfolio of songs that bounce their way through a left-field cosmic voyage. The prickly thumpings of "Planet Dada" (on The Eye, 2005) sounds superficially more serious, like a hyperactive Kraftwerk, but actually the song only occupies another solar system in the same joky Yello cosmos. [AR]

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