Space Walker

from The Vienna Tapes (LP) by dunkelbunt

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    The release "The Vienna Tapes (limited edition)" brings together selected [dunkelbunt] recordings of the years 2015-2019. It is the album of a mental and musical awakening in the realms of the Near and Far East: The journey takes off from the Balkans to the Maghreb and Kenya to the Arab Middle East and then ultimately to India.

    "The Vienna Tapes" were recorded at the [dunkelbunt] studio in Vienna and draw substantially from the pool of international and globally active musicians in town: Alix Oder Nix, the Berlin MC; South Indian singer Anuradha Genrich; jazz singer-songwriters Lisa Cantabile and Mela Marie Spaemann; rapper Cloud Tissa from Kenya; Moroccan Raï singer Kadero Rai; Rajasthan-born singers and percussionists Haider & Pintoo Khan.

    I am drawn ever more into the vortex of these musical worlds, and with the album release of “Vienna Tapes”, I cast the first stone into a raging stream, which I am calling the "Exodus Complex".

    Due to its exclusive release in the retro format of an limited-edition Audio Cassette "The Vienna Tapes - limited Edition" is unique. Besides, you'll find the release on all digital platforms, too

    The Bonus Tracks "Hiroshima Mon Amour" and "Modus Operandi" refer to the upcoming Asia Files.

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    [dunkelbunt] aka Ulf Lindemann is a producer, DJ and bandleader. Born 1979 in Hamburg, he lives in Vienna since 2001. Eleven album releases, 1.500+ live acts worldwide, 100 Million+ audio streams. The international breakthrough came with the Balkan-Hip Hop single "The Chocolate Butterfly" ft. Raf Camora (2003) and the Electro Swing hit "Cinnamon Girl" (2007); "Mountain Jumper" (2015) was awarded ORF "Album of the Year 2015". [dunkelbunt] + Band is an internationally booked live act in the genres of "World", "Global", "Club", "Balkan Beats", "Electro Swing".

    Raf Camora, Anuradha Genrich, Kadero Rai, Lisa Cantabile, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Boban Markovic Orkestar, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Waldeck, Harri Stojka, Otto Lechner, Balkan Beat Box, 17 Hippies, The Cat Empire, A-WA, Chancha Via Circuito, Sara Lugo.

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Basically, the phase that I refer to today as the "Exodus Complex" started with "Space Walker". Impressed by the acute refugee crisis of 2015/16 - thousands of people from the Middle East suddenly arriving exhausted, frightened and traumatized in Vienna - I began to experiment with "Arabic" tunes.
It's the first song I do without a classic bass line: only the kick gives the bass. Without consciously trying, Skinny Snares made reference to "Trap" before this genre became omnipresent. The rather sketchy and mild beat gave me a rhythmical space, encouraging me to be more melodic and playful. It became clear to me at the time that I was about to embark on a new path: new inspirations, other production techniques - a liberation.


from The Vienna Tapes (LP), released December 13, 2019


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dunkelbunt Vienna, Austria

Ulf Lindemann aka [dunkelbunt] was born in Hamburg in 1979. At the beginning of the millennium in his Vienna studio, he began to merge electronic music with Balkan, Gypsy and Swing sounds and along with his contemporaries like Waldeck, Parov Stelar and Shantel who helped popularize the new music genres, „Electro Swing“ and „Balkan Beats“. ... more

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