the beast within

Digital Release
Tape Release

estuar the beast within

Some band names sound as if they want to confirm the Infinite Monkey Theorem. Others appear to have blinked into the rising sun after nights full of moody intoxicants. With the Hamburg band Estuar it’s different. They simply follow their name. It describes a river estuary exposed to the tide. The tides wash sea salt and some flotsam into the inland, in order to transfer sweet river water and fluffy longings to the vastness of the ocean a little later. Even more consistently than on their debut album Felicium, the band plays musical genres against each other on The Beast Within. In eight songs, they rummage through the pigeonholes of jazz, pop, electro, folk and tinsel retro to throw them back into the sea of sound. And at The Bucket, at the latest, you want to set sail with the next tide. On The Beast Within, the band further develops the idea that has preoccupied them since their founding in 2003: What becomes of sounds when they are part of a larger whole. The album is released in the form of eight postcards with download code and as a compact cassette. Music to meander between digital and analogue and between worlds. The record was released on October 25th 2019.


Musicians: Helena de Pablos, David Holl, Lutz Nikolaus Kratzer, Jakob Heimann, Jochen Mehrling, Uli Himstedt
Producer: Lutz Nikolaus Kratzer
Mixing Engineer: Karsten Deutschmann
Mastering Engineer: Fabian Tormin
Art Direction and Graphic Design: Julian Mader
Visuals and Web Developement: Dodo Voelkel
Press release Editor: Jan-Hendrik Simons
Promotion: Rebecca Raddatz and Factory92
Released by Randomfleet 2019


felicium, Album, 2009
did i fall, 7 Inch Single, 2009 (sold out)
16 Times, Single, 2011


Schröder Holl GbR


22767 Hamburg

Vertreten durch:

David Holl und Jan Schröder


USt - IdNr.: DE317866822


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