We’d wager that most immersive music fans have encountered the Pure Audio navigation system at one time or another, as it’s been used for several notable 5.1 Blu-Ray releases such as The Who’s Tommy in 2013, Lori Lieberman’s Bricks Against The Glass in 2014, and A Bad Think’s The Savior in 2019.
The system cleverly allows one to use the colored buttons on their Blu-Ray player’s remote to switch between the various audio streams (stereo, 5.1 surround, Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, etc) present on the disc. As such, you don’t need to use a display in conjunction with the player.
Today, Pure Audio Recordings is an online portal for all Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc releases. Their site contains a comprehensive catalog of available releases on Pure Audio Blu-ray Disc, as well as an extensive online store and extras such as prize draws and downloads.
IAA is proud to announce a partnership with Pure Audio Recordings, in which we’ll be offering a series of limited-time only coupon codes for select Blu-Ray titles for the next few months.
The first in the series will be the Dolby Atmos Blu-Ray edition of Yello’s Point (2020). The 10%-off promotional code (2210IAAYELLO10) will stay active until November 30th, 2022. 11:59pm CEST.
Yello formed in 1979 as a collaboration between Swiss millionaire industrialist Dieter Meier and truck driver Boris Blank. Yello’s music is commonly associated with the Dadaism movement, a European art and culture genre that incorporates lots of fun, whimsy, and experimentation.
The band is perhaps best remembered for their 1985 single “Oh Yeah,” which was famously featured in the classic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Having since released 14 studio albums, Point proves that they are still going strong and willing as ever to push the envelope.
“When Boris is immersed in his music, he is like a child in a heap of sand,” says Mier, “I have developed a dozen tricks on how I can then enter the studio without scaring him to death.”
In Point, Yello maintain their familiar ‘80s electronic style while continuing to experiment with modern production techniques. The Dolby Atmos mix takes the unique Yello sound to new heights, with room-shaking bass, the deepest of deep vocals, and grooves attacking from all angles of the listening space. All speakers get their due for a wholly-immersive experience, with sounds constantly shifting around and above the main listening position. It’s demo material for anyone with a 7.1.4 Atmos-equipped home theater system.
Yello’s own press release describes “Big Boy’s Blues” as mutant blues with Meier in Leonard Cohen mood. There’s even a hint of crooning in the vocals. The nonsensical and playful “Wava Daba” is a classic, along with the whimsical “Arthur Spark” with a heavy dance groove and abstract lyrics. The rest of the album sees a guest appearance from British-Asian avant-garde singer Fifi Rong, and even a trombone solo in “Rush for Joe.”
Overall, Point is an album that will satisfy lovers of 1980s-era music and lovers of contemporary experimental electronica with the same level of thrill and excitement. You won’t want to miss this!
Head over to Pure Audio Recordings’ online shop and be sure to use code “2210IAAYELLO10” to get your 10% off discount. Remember: it’s only active until November 30th, 2022!