Renowned Yello musician Boris Blank’s latest sonic bliss, "Resonance," is a vibrant fusion of ambient, trance, and electro. Comprising twelve tracks originally commissioned for the FORTYSEVEN thermal spa near Zurich, designed by the acclaimed architect Mario Botta, this album transcends the boundaries of space and time.
As a founding member of the Swiss cult band Yello, Boris Blank has been a trailblazer in electronic music for over four decades. Now, as a solo artist, he continues to shape global pop culture with his unwavering musical DNA, which has been a source of inspiration for modern acts.
"Resonance" is not just an album; it's an immersive experience. Stefan Bock and Stefan Zaradić of IAN Records leverage the innovative "Spatial Sound Wave" system from the renowned Fraunhofer Institute to craft an elaborate 3D spatial soundscape. These meditative pieces are designed to offer wellness and relaxation, transporting listeners to uncharted ambient realms.
For Blank, the project posed a unique challenge as he delved into undiscovered acoustic territories. "I've always had a great affinity for expansive spaces, whether it's factory floors, underground garages, or mountains – and the acoustic resonance these spaces create," shares Blank. "Every space has its own unique vibrations, and it appeals to me to enter these spheres and make them perceptible through music. The bigger, the more interesting. My goal this time was to make the spaces as vast and expansive as possible."
Blank's musical journey continues to push boundaries, defying conventional norms. "Resonance" stands as proof of his innovative spirit and his ability to create expansive soundscapes that captivate and transport audiences into realms of tranquility and reflection.
Spatial audio zoniacs are sure to embrace the Pure Audio Blu-ray which contains Dolby Atmos 48 kHz / 24-bit, 7.1.4 Auro-3D 48 kHz / 24-bit (which is 5.1 compatible), and a Stereo 48 kHz / 24-bit mixes of the entire album. Additionally, the deluxe set includes Five Bonus Videos, a CD, plus a 24-page Booklet in English and German.
Released February 15, 2024.
FPure Audio Blu-ray with Dolby Atmos 48 kHz / 24-bit, 7.1.4 Auro-3D 48 kHz / 24-bit (which is 5.1 compatible), and a Stereo 48 kHz / 24-bit mix + CD. Also available via streaming platforms.
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Wesley is a lifelong music enthusiast. He started his career in the recording industry in New York City as an audio engineer, producer, and studio manager. Subsequently he toured across America as a guitarist with the short-lived band Land's Crossing. After many years in the technology sector and amassing a substantial vinyl and CD collection, he delved into immersive audio and created Hi-Res Edition to share with other listeners about the sound quality and discrete mixes available on many formats. He recently upgraded his system to 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos and continues to seek out and share about the best sounding releases.