Dieter Meier - The Ritual
|Dieter Meier - The Ritual|
Not many of you will instantly recognise the name of 69 year old Swiss musician Dieter Meier when written down on paper but it's not your fault, don't worry. If I was to mention the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off and the phrase "Bom Bom, Chick.....Chick-ah-Chick-ahhhhh" then I'm hoping you won't assume I'm mental and will realise that Dieter is one half of 80s electro pioneers Yello. Whether you remember him or not, he's back with a free download for you in the shape of 'The Ritual' which finds our hero in reflective mood to say the least. A slow, funereal beat opens the song up before a hollow piano line creeps in and Meier's deep, life-soaked voice washes over the airwaves. This is, bizarrely, more like Johnny Cash or Nick Cave than anything with a more uplifting lilt that you might have expected. Certainly worth a download though and an intriguing salvo from the forthcoming album.
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