Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

YELLO / Stella (1985)

Yello delivered a very unique kind of musical art on their fourth album using synthesisers, traditional vocals, spoken word, drum machines and a heavy dose of Dada-esque imagery.  Stella is a musical onion--the more you explore it the more layers it throws up, and the more you examine those layers the more you realise just how bizarre the song structures really are; they shouldn't work but they do.  It sounds dated but equally timeless.  I'm aware that’s a contradiction but so are Yello; it fits and so it remains.

Songs of Note: Vicious Games; Oh Yeah

4 days off out of 5

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