Ümlaut is Jeff Düngfelder, a U.S. electronic music composer who is based in Queens, New York. The thematic concepts distinguishing his work are absence and silence; the ineffable exchange between viewer and image; random moments of stillness within a landscape in flux. The listener sets out on a richly layered journey into the unknown. As Rajneesh once said: “Sit very quietly, and when the scenery shifts, slip between it.”
In The First Wave
With calming spirit, Ümlaut’s new album “In the First Wave” explores the reciprocity of silence and noise. As an atmospheric sound poem, the breathing spaces between sounds, textures and minimal beats are the blank lines. The in-betweens are important elements. As the album unfolds, the listener will begin to discern language in the spaces. The imagination is sparked. The title, “In the First Wave,” references a beginning - whether to time and space, or discovery of a new way of listening. Imagine yourself in a satellite listening station, tuned into the gradually evolving structures of planetary waves.
Regard the album as an electronic shuttle through planetary influences. Imagine. Receive. The mind expands.
Release date: May 2019