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Boris BlankElectrified

Label:Blank Media – INK3
Format:
Box Set, Limited Edition
3 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation
2 x CD, Compilation
CD, Album
DVD, DVD-Video, PAL, Multizone
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop, Experimental

Tracklist

Electrified Vol. 1
A1The Time Tunnel5:11
A2Big Beans4:42
A3A Touch Of Magic2:24
A4Licht Haus1:35
A5Random Tox2:43
A6The Last Mile5:01
B1Electrified2:15
B2Cigarette Girl1:45
B3Key Largo
Trumpet, FlugelhornTill Brönner
2:59
B4Ancore2:07
B5The Bridge1:40
B6Big City Grill2:09
B7Fat Roller2:54
B8Body Electric3:54
B9Bosphorus1:45
Electrified Vol. 2
C1Future Past3:54
C2You Can Have It2:11
C3Pacific Light3:29
C4Midnight Procession3:49
C5Missing Orbit1:42
C6Meccano Dreams1:50
C7Neutrino Lab1:59
D1One Minute To Go2:10
D2They're Still Here2:10
D3Cult Of Mirrors3:26
D4Night Train4:01
D5Dome3:49
D6Heaven's Below3:17
D7Ask The Stones1:54
Electrified Vol. 3
E1Inner Mountain4:16
E2Escape Route2:49
E3Elektro Kabinett4:11
E4The Astrologer2:37
E5Ancient Desire1:49
E6Open The Box3:03
E7Faces In Clouds2:46
F1Intervals1:57
F2Too Many Questions2:33
F3She's Got Balls3:01
F4Lost Languages2:37
F5Out Of Chaos2:13
F6Song For Sirens2:48
F7K22:39
F8Open Sky1:55
F9Per Nino (Basta Reb)1:50
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CD1-1The Time Tunnel5:11
CD1-2Big Beans4:42
CD1-3A Touch Of Magic2:24
CD1-4Licht Haus1:35
CD1-5Random Tox2:43
CD1-6The Last Mile5:01
CD1-7Electrified2:15
CD1-8Cigarette Girl1:45
CD1-9Key Largo
Trumpet, FlugelhornTill Brönner
2:59
CD1-10Ancore2:07
CD1-11The Bridge1:40
CD1-12Big City Grill2:09
CD1-13Fat Roller2:54
CD1-14Body Electric3:54
CD1-15Bosphorus1:45
CD1-16Future Past3:54
CD1-17You Can Have It2:11
CD1-18Pacific Light3:29
CD1-19Midnight Procession3:49
CD1-20Missing Orbit1:42
CD1-21Meccano Dreams1:50
CD1-22Neutrino Lab1:59
CD2-1One Minute To Go2:10
CD2-2They're Still Out There2:10
CD2-3Cult Of Mirrors3:26
CD2-4Night Train4:01
CD2-5Dome3:49
CD2-6Heaven's Below3:17
CD2-7Ask The Stones1:54
CD2-8Inner Mountain4:16
CD2-9Escape Route2:49
CD2-10Elektro Kabinett4:11
CD2-11The Astrologer2:37
CD2-12Ancient Desire1:49
CD2-13Open The Box3:03
CD2-14Faces In Clouds2:46
CD2-15Intervals1:57
CD2-16Too Many Questions2:33
CD2-17She's Got Balls3:01
CD2-18Lost Languages2:37
CD2-19Out Of Chaos2:13
CD2-20Song For Sirens2:48
CD2-21K22:39
CD2-22Open Sky1:55
CD2-23Per Nino (Basta Reb)1:50
The Rote Fabrik Tapes
CD3-1Aqua Marine4:43
CD3-2Traum Blau5:04
CD3-3Delta Boots3:15
CD3-4Echo Gang3:48
CD3-5Sphere4:28
CD3-6Turquize
GuitarChico Hablas
2:53
CD3-7Two Worlds4:50
CD3-8Violetta5:34
CD3-9Oranges4:51
CD3-10Young Dr Kirk4:02
CD3-11Point Printer2:42
CD3-12Sparks4:35
CD3-13Islamabad Moon5:26
CD3-14Granada Kiss4:16
CD3-15Light Water8:48
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DVD-1One Minute To Go
Film Director [Film]Boris Blank
1:48
DVD-2The Time Tunnel
Film Director [Film]Dirk Koy
5:24
DVD-3Pacific Light
Film Director [Film]Ruslan Khasanov
1:57
DVD-4Electrified
Film Director [Film]Kevin Blanc
Film ProducerBoris Blank
2:21
DVD-5Ancore
Film Director [Film]Kevin Blanc
1:46
DVD-6Big City Grill
Film Director [Film]Dieter Meier
Film EditorDaniel Cherbuin
2:05
DVD-7Future Past
Film Director [Film]Boris Blank
2:10
DVD-8The Bridge
Film Director [Film]Boris Blank, Daniel Cherbuin
1:47
DVD-9Fat Roller
Film Director [Film]Daniel Cherbuin
1:41
DVD-10Ancient Desire
Film Director [Film]Dirk Koy
2:17
DVD-11Lost Languages
Film Director [Film]Daniel Cherbuin
1:53
DVD-12K2
Film Director [Film]Marc Schippert
1:43
Rote Fabrik
Tape A-1Aqua Marine4:43
Tape A-2Traum Blau5:04
Tape A-3Delta Boots3:15
Tape A-4Echo Gang3:48
Tape A-5Sphere4:28
Tape A-6Turquize
GuitarChico Hablas
2:53
Tape A-7Two Worlds4:50
Tape A-8Violetta5:34
Tape B-1Oranges4:51
Tape B-2Young Dr Kirk4:02
Tape B-3Point Printer2:42
Tape B-4Sparks4:35
Tape B-5Islamabad Moon5:26
Tape B-6Granada Kiss4:16
Tape B-7Light Water8:48
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Notes

Produced and engineered at Yello Studio
Mastered By Ursli Weber at Powerplay and Adrian Flück at CentralDubs.
© 2014 Extreme Music Ltd except © 2014 Blank Media (Electrified, A Touch Of Magic, Future Past, Key Largo)

Includes a 36 page booklet of photos by Boris Blank.

Built by Inkyblackness.

Duration of "Two Worlds" misprinted as 4:18
Duration of "Light Water" misprinted as 4:26

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text Box): 827565060320
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LZ59
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3720
  • Matrix / Runout (LP1 side A): Centraldubs BE54372-07 A7 INK3-1 A.F.
  • Matrix / Runout (LP1 side B): Centraldubs BE54372-07 B7 INK3-2 A.F.
  • Matrix / Runout (LP2 side A): Centraldubs INK3-3 A.F. BE54379-07 A7
  • Matrix / Runout (LP2 side B): Centraldubs BE54379-07 B7 INK3-4 A.F.
  • Matrix / Runout (LP3 side A): Centraldubs BE54320-07 A7 INK3-5 A.F.
  • Matrix / Runout (LP3 side B): Centraldubs BE54320-07 B7 INK3-6 A.F.
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1, CD2, CD3, DVD): IFPI LZ59
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): INK3 CD1 53684
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 3720
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): INK3 CD2 53685
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 3722
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): INK3 CD3 53686
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 3720
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD): INK3 DVD 53687
  • Mould SID Code (DVD): IFPI 3719

Other Versions (5 of 13)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Electrified (CDr, Promo, Sampler, Card Sleeve)Blank MediaE20UK2014
New Submission
Electrified (CDr, Promo, Sampler)Blank MediaE5UK2014
Electrified (2×CD, Album)Polydor, Universal Music Group4708870UK & Europe2014
New Submission
Electrified (2×CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video, Limited Edition)Polydor4708178UK & Europe2014
New Submission
Electrified (2×CD, Album)Polydor, Universal Music Group4605026715745Russia2014

Reviews

betadron's profile picture
betadron
To get one thing out first: I think, Boris Blank is one of the most innovative, most important creators of electronic music, not to mention he's a true pioneer in his art. As a longtime fan of his work in YELLO I was pretty excited when I learned about this kickstarter project, even though the trade-off was spending hell of a lot of money if you were "just" in it for the music, not so much the extraordinary packaging. The "Hands On Yello" project back in the mid-nineties already gave a glimpse of the vast musical archives of Mr Blank, so why should I care about costly media, vinyls, cassettes, box sets, when Blank unveils his huge treasure of music?

Speaking of which, my reception of "Electrified" was rather lukewarm. Not because of the overall quality of the tracks presented in this compilation, but because I expected a rather different direction, maybe a more historical approach. The majority of the tracks feel and sound like material mainly from the "Zebra" era of Yello, when the Swiss masters leaned heavily into a more dance-able, modern approach (same goes with "Pocket Universe" and its successors). While I won't deny the historicity of 20 year old material, I was rather interested in the older stuff, when Yello were just starting out with "Solid Pleasure" and "Claro Que Si". While you get a little bit of that with tracks like "Delta Boots", for me personally it's just not enough.

In the end, "Electrified" feels more like an exploration into 90s-Yello b-side material, rather than the true gems of the past, when Yello were totally unique, pioneering electronic music like no-one else (even better than Kraftwerk, if I may commit this act of heresy).
Still - it's a great collection of tracks, that even in it's overwhelming magnitude feels at least two sizes too small.
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fabriknos
What an incredible release by one of the most inventive, influential yet least appreciated electronic music producer of our time, Boris Blank. The mastermind behind Yello, Boris has been experimenting with sound for an eternity (not saying you're old Boris), and here on Electrified we get a sampling of his evil genius that spans the last three decades. I opted for the 2xCD version and while I realize I missed out on a bunch of material, I feel this version condenses the best of his unreleased work and is an excellent snapshot of Boris Blank the artist. I also agree that "synthpop" isn't really an apt description for this music, but it's not so experimental or avante garde either - instead I think it's the perfect balance between early techno, soundtrack music, and downtempo - at least a very eclectic and creative version of it. In all tracks you get the trademark zany sounds and effects that have typified Boris's music over the years, as well as some more introspective and dare I say "deep" stuff that didn't really fit in the Yello canon of work. You owe it to yourself to listen to this wonderful collection, and this is one of the rare times I can say it demands a physical purchase - the liner notes, artwork and presentation are all top shelf and compliment the music perfectly. Congratulations to Boris for giving us another must-have chapter in his music journey, and here's to many more.
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TimaMachine
Edited 7 years ago
Thanks to everyone over at kickstarter who made this release possible. If you were one of the 696 backers, then you certainly know your electronic music. For those of you who never heard of Yello or Boris Blank, sit back and learn; this is how you make electronic music. There is something unique and different when Boris steps into studio, usually magic happens in the form of electronic music that is timeless. Although most of the materials presented here are 20-30 years old, they sound better and more polished than a lot of new music released by psudo producers who are being marketed as something special. Most of these tracks may be short, but they work really well due to Boris' meticulous attention to detail and sound design; it's not about how long the track is but how well it captures your imagination during those few minutes.

The material on the LPs and CD 1 & 2 (with couple of exceptions) were until now only available as digital download under the title "Avant Garden" through limited specialty retailers, so it's a revelation to finally own them on Vinyl and CD. The previously unreleased materials from Rote Fabrik (CD 3 and tape!) are good too but weaker in my opinion compared to the first 2 CD. If you missed this release, I think the Promo CD (E20) is a good alternative. It's a nice selection of tracks with most of the highlights present. Finally, labeling the style of this music as "Synth-Pop" is a bit misleading, maybe couple of tracks on "Rote Fabrik", but for the most part this is purely experimental.

Some favorites in no particular order:
- The Last Mile
- Dome
- The Time Tunnel [Version included in this release is the longer remix cut, a shorter version was released digitally, both are good]
- Intervals
- She's Got Balls
- A Touch Of Magic
- Too Many Questions

If interested you can read more about this release here:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inkyblackness/boris-blank-electrified