Apple opened the iTunes store in Hungary on the 29th of September 2011 and the first album which directly entered the pool position @ the iTunes album charts was the new album from Yonderboi called “Passive Control” on the label Mole Listening Pearls. “Passive Control” also entered the official Hungarian album charts on position # 5. Thank you Laszlo for your great new album!
After long years of work the author of unique and successful albums “Shallow and Profound” (2000) and “Splendid Isolation” (2005) is back with his new long-player, “Passive Control”, which is considered to be the third, closing part of the trilogy. “Passive Control” is another typical contradictory, multilayered Yonderboi title that can be explained in different ways. One of them refers to the constantly changing and unpredictable economical/social situation of today, which is witnessed by most of us inertly, hoping that this recession-thing “gets sorted out” soon. The album’s opening song “Sustainable Development” is an equally beautiful and sarcastic interpretation of this phenomenon, featuring the suggestive voice of Edward Ka-Spel – who can be familiar already from the previous album’s closing song “Even if you are victorious”.
“Passive Control” could also describe the typical mindset that social networking sites create. You sign up, put yourself in the little showroom, and then you WAIT. Like fishing. Sometimes you throw in some bait, but secretly you hope that one day something unexpected will pull the other end of the line.”