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Picnic with [dunkelbunt] - released in 2012 on Poets Club Records
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„Do not burn the fields of Musashino!
My spouse is hidden here in the grasses of spring,
and so am I.“
[dunkelbunt] invites us on a musical picnic and serves assorted specialities from around the globe - some of them frisky, some melancholic. The "Picnic with [dunkelbunt]" is colourful, and all those drawers are wide open: Lonely Drifter Karen bewitch with their blend of chanson and mystic folk - french hiphop courtesy of Manau meets Skeewiff's electro blues groove (including a sample from the Coen Bros. movie "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?" by the way). Next up: a rare Imam Balidi remix of Bouzouki legend Manolis Hiotis. More where that came from:
Arthur Lee's almost forgotten soul hit "Everybody's Gotta Live", Oi Va Voi's Klezmer "Ladino Song" featuring the mesmerizing vocals of KT Turnstall. Then, crazy Parisian duo Nôze feat. Dani Siciliano sends an invitation to "Danse Avec Moi"… and when indie rock meets indian pop, it sounds like Firewater's sizzling "This Is My Life". Buenos Aires sends two acts who couldn't be more different: while Axel Krygler's "Princesa" sneaks in on an oriental nu jazz tip, the DJ Delay Dub of Tremor's "Viajante" smartly balances digital and analog grooves.
[dunkelbunt]'s latest single offering "Schlawiener" caters to those who love electro swing, just like Mad Manoush's "Illusionen" does - the latter fueled by Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grapelli inspired gypsy jazz.
No other outfit represents the "new mediterranean sound" like the Watcha Clan does: from their home port Marseille they absorb gnawa from Mahgreb just like they do Balkan brass & turkish arabesque. Their tribute to this picnic is "Goumari" in the infamous DJ Click version - on other occasions they already got remixed by legendary 4Hero!
Baba Zula from Istanbul gained worldwide reputation upon being featured in Fatih Akin's "Crossing The Bridge" documentary - they recorded their picnic contribution "Cecom" during sunset on a boat on the Bosporus river. The vocalist on that track is Brenna MacCrimmon, who worked with a.o. Shantel before. And talking about "Crossing The Bridge": Nil Karaibrahamgil's "Bencil" is a souvenir from [dunkelbunt]'s bicycle tour along the Danube river in 2004, travelling from Vienna to Istanbul.
This „Picnic with [dunkelbunt]“ collection is some sort of Ulf Lindemann’s travel diary, brimming with sounds and souvenirs... brought home from countries & cities where he managed to a.o. get rare cassette tapes from taxi drivers, delete pictures from his camera in order to record a few seconds of mesmerizing music only to play it to smiling retailers in the next big city. And when he's staying in his home harbour Vienna, the man is likely to spend endless nights checking on all those global frequencies together with his friend DJ Sid Data. Those just some of the many ways all those musical pearls found their way into dunkelbunt's picnic basket.
“I have listened to all these tracks in and out after I had compiled them - for years! To me, this is a hand selected melange, including wonderful songs and great artists from all over the world, that keeps on touching me in a special way. I really do believe that it is a neccessity to share this listening experience with as many people as possible. This "picnic" is food for the soul. Many many thanks to all the amazing musicians who wrote and played this wonderful music. You made my day. More than once! Again and again and again!” Ulf Lindemann
Ulf Lindemann aka [dunkelbunt], troubadour & world traveler is one of the pioneer producer of Balkan Beats and Electro Swing. With his debut album „Morgenlandfahrt“ as well as with his compilations „Sun Dub“ he set milestones in these genres. With songs like „The Chocolate Butterfly“ (2003) „Cinnamon Girl“ (2008) or “Schlawiener” (2012) [dunkelbunt] has made his mark and sails the seven seas on behalf of his music.
Release date: Oct 31, 2012