Unterstadt II :: Totenstaub und Rauch
Dust of the dead, smoke and delusions and confusions. Dadanaut’s path out of the city underneath.
Dadanaut beneath the surface. Deep down beneath the city. Down in the lower city. Searching for his roots.
Almost an hour of spontaneous Dark-Ambient-Drone.
Life is one of the most exciting things you can experience. Whether you like it or not. Variety is the spice of life.
Dadanaut, like everyone else, experiences the most banal things. He listens and sees and and saves. He preserves his experience in musical form. Even if only the title of the song can make the connection to the experience or the memory, one can still hear what’s meant. Everyone has a different head cinema.
Life is dangerous. Since you can get a whiplash from it.
On this album Dadanaut are Marco Dinkel, Hendrik Strehl and Bobby Haynes.
Artwork by Hendrik Strehl.
The album’s about an intrigue in which workers and superiors are wrapped up. It’s about the struggle for freedom and relief.
The overall theme’s inspired by Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) and Schule der Diktatoren by Erich Kästner (1956).
Possible influeneces are: Friends, Nature, Life, Books, Comics, ...
Muscial influences are: Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Neu!, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Ashra Temple, Popol Vuh, Bach, ...
Musical character: Ambient-Metal-Drone-Soundtrack with a touch of Electronica...
It’s headphone music and it’s „Kopfkino“ (mental cinema) in a good way.
Dadanaut’s hunt for falling stars ...
It’s about watching the sky, counting clouds, having a nap or mental leaps (mind flickerings), thinking about the world and having conversations about everything and nothing. Well, without vocals. Just the song titles are talking. The rest is „Kopfkino“.
Dadanaut’s something like a Johnny Head-in-the-Air. That’s all.
The genre isn’t clear (as always). It’s alternative, psychedelic-rock, ambient, ... we can’t decide. It’s up to the listener.
Dadanaut auf Reise
Dadanaut has been on a short trip around the world. Visiting some friends here and there. On his way back his camera fell over board. What a pity. So he packed the memories he’s got from this trip into songs. Now they bring back the landscapes, moments and encounters instead. At least in his mind.
A pleasant experience. Hopefully for you too...
Dadanaut und der seltsame Radiator
Disturbances at night. Preventing one’s deep sleep. So there’s sometimes only slumber ... and some drinks too much.
Dadanaut und die Teppichgeister
It’s about memories and moments. Mostly childhood memories. Things you can find in the attic and those things are full of surprises. Light and shadows paint funny and yet strange pictures. You build custom gadgets and play with them. You read in comic books ... other books too. They smell old and dusty. You jump around on mattresses and all this dust finds his way around and on everything... waves of dust on carpets.
Dadanaut und die Schubladenerinnerungen
Songs from the archives. Maybe from 2008 to 2011. Mostly from the Katharinen-Sessions. Worth to be heard ... again.
Some of them got refreshed with new sounds and some parts got deleted. And some of them have vocals ... well, just one. Two others have storytellers in it.
Some of them are psychedelic collages.
Some of them are inspirational, classical, folky, rock songs, electronica stylish, ambient, ambient drones, jams, very raw ... and all aren’t mastered. Just a bit mixed.
This album is a wonderful hotchpotch and witness of a time period.
The music is equally headphone music.
Marco "Dink" Dinkel · Idea, Composition, Guitar, Bass, Keys, a little Drumming and Effects.
Hendrik "Henri" Strehl · Drums, Percussion and musical Lectorship.
The Dadanaut is a dadaistic wayfarer.