Yello
Toy (Yello Ft. Malia)=2LP=

  2 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm   

2016 EU issue on 180g 2xLP= with their 13th album, 2016's Toy, they've reminded us that they're still making smart, well-crafted, and politely subversive electronic pop more than three decades after their biggest hit.

Label:  Polydor 
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Release date: 30-09-2016  
 
2016 EU  issue on 180g 2xLP=Most North Americans seem to believe Yello's career began and ended with "Oh Yeah," the 1985 tune from their album Stella that became unavoidable in movies and television for years afterward. But the truth is, Yello have been a presence in international pop music since 1980, and with their 13th album, 
 
2016's Toy, they've reminded us that they're still making smart, well-crafted, and politely subversive electronic pop more than three decades after their biggest hit. Stylistically, Toy doesn't sound radically different than the work Yello did in the '80s and '90s, though their touch has grown a bit lighter with time. These tunes are pop that exists somewhere between crisp EDM-influenced rhythms and witty ambient music. Boris Blank (who handles the group's music and production) moves back and forth from upbeat numbers with tuneful hooks and dance-friendly percussive effects to low-key soundscapes that, despite their playful edge, communicate a mood far more than a melody. Vocalist and lyricist Dieter Meier was 71 when Toy was released, but his gruff, smoky instrument fits the clean, polished surfaces of this music remarkably well, like Leonard Cohen's eccentric cousin from Switzerland. Toy wisely front-loads the catchier numbers, especially "Limbo," "Cold Flame" (featuring guest vocals from Malia), and "30,000 Days," while the set closes with more abstract and free-flowing tracks such as "Magma" and "Toy Square." Toy doesn't sound especially innovative, but it certainly demonstrates that Yello haven't been resting on their laurels, and at its best, the album applies new thinking in electronic pop with the melodic and production approaches that have always been part of Yello's music, for a set that's fresh but unmistakably their work.
 
Tracks:
A1 Frautonium Intro  
A2 Limbo  
A3 30'000 Days  
A4 Electrified II  
A5 Cold Flame
 
B1 Kiss The Cloud 
B2 Starlight Scene  
B3 Tool Of Love  
B4 Give You The World –  Feat. Malia
B5 Dialectical Kid  
 
C1 Dark Side  
C2 Pacific AM  
C3 Blue Biscuit  
C4 Lost in Motion -Feat. Fifi Rong
 
D1 Magma  
D2 oy Square 
D3 Frautonium  
Discs: 2
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Label: Polydor
This release: 2016
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