Boris Blank started as a guitar player in the new wave band URLAND in Zürich. He played with drummer Sternini, bass player Ron Styler and keyboardist Carlos Peron. After the split of the band Boris founded the TRANCEONIC studio in Zürich together with Carlos Peron. In this experimental studio the two developed what would later on become the famous Yello sound. In 1978 Carlos Perón and Boris Blank made a trip to USA to sell their music to the US music industry. They visited RCA in Los Angeles and The Residents in San Francisco.