» » » » [dunkelbunt] - Mountain Jumper (DLP)
[dunkelbunt] merges the diverse sounds of Europes "Wild East" with bluegrass, hillbilly and country from the American pioneers of the old "Wild West". Sounds of the world mixed with electronic, modern club music and bass heavy beats.
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 helped popularize the new music genres, „Electro Swing“ and „Balkan Beats“. For the last decade he has toured the world with his live act and as a DJ.
The new album "Mountain Jumper" is an echo of his travels and also a very personal epic journey which along with the music paints various pictures/landscapes. "Electronic music is the foundation which the sounds of the world sit upon. I'm facinated with creating a relationship between sounds that no one has ever heard. There are components from a wide variety of music styles and experiences from my life travels. The natural sounds I recorded while in Hawaii or in Spain together with the musical memories from my time as a Boy Scout traveling in Ireland and Sweden."
The heart of the album is found in the pioneering years of the United States. During [dunkelbunt]'s many tours of the North American continent he has brought the music of Europes "Wild East" to the USA's "Wild West" and in doing so became immersed in the magic of country, bluegrass, banjo, slide guitar and fiddle.
[dunkelbunt] takes the diverse sounds of various local cultures and mixes them with electro, modern club sounds and basslastigen Beats. "I'm inspired by the fact that so many people with different backgrounds all came together on one continent in such a short period of time. It's an amazing musical melting pot, the land of unlimited musical possibilities. I have toyed with the idea of using bluegrass, hillbilly and country styles in my music for years thus giving it a more global and electronic context.“ So in any one song the instruments of a european settler in a covered wagon heading to the west coast can be heard along with the chinese workers of the transcontinental railroad. The pipa and the ehru (the chinese lute and violin) blends with a greek bouzouki, slide guitar and a banjo with oriental strings.