RELEASING YOUR FIRST SOLO album at the age of 69 might look like leaving it a bit late, but if you’re millionaire industrialist/playboy Dieter Meier, normal rules don’t apply. The debonaire Swiss’ crazy-cool vocals starred in unique sophisto-electro group Yello, over albums including You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess (1983) and 1985’s techno-prescient Stella. But in a turn up for the books, Meier is back, melding chanson and synths on a beguiling new album – Out Of Chaos – that emerges April 14 on the Staatskat label.
But you don’t have to wait till next week to hear Out Of Chaos, because you can experience the whole thing right now, only on MOJO...
Meier says his “comeback” is animated by the idea of chaos-as-opportunity, and combines acoustic elements with electronic perspectives provided by Berlin producer Nackt (Warren Suicide, Apparat) and electro pioneer T. Raumschmiere. Recorded at Chez Chérie Studios in Neukölln (Berlin, Germany), it resonates with hard-won wisdom plus the genius for the absurd and unfathomable that Yello fans have long cherished.
You can pre-order the album (it’s the same as “order”, but we're not going to stop pointing that out until the men in white coats come and drag us away) on iTunes.
Or skip straight to the video for exquisite, Leonard Cohen-esque single Loveblind.
Look out for a rare interview with Meier in the next MOJO magazine (UK onsale: April 19), or catch Meier on a rare tour, albeit mostly of German venues.
TOUR DATES 06.05.2014 Leipzig, UT Connewitz GERMANY 07.05.2014 Berlin, Berghain GERMANY 18.05.2014 New York, Le Poisson Rouge USA23. 05.2014 Hamburg, Mojo Club GERMANY 28.05.2014 München, Freizhalle GERMANY 29.05.2014 AT-Wien, WUK AUSTRIA 05.06.2014 Frankfurt, Batschkapp GERMANY 06.06.2014 Köln, Gloria GERMANY