Schatterau – Schatterau
01. Vis-a-Vis
02. Freilicht
03. Wie weit hinauf
04. GH Ost
05. Zusammen
06. Unsichtbare Spuren
07. Klingenberg
08. In langen Zügen
09. Wermut
10. Solaris
11. Buhaus
12. Kontur
13. Heimlich
14. Keksfabrik
15. Mala Strana

Release date: 8th March 2024
Limited edition of 300 LPs + Digital


Here is the debut, self-titled album from Schatterau, a Hamburg and Berlin-based three-piece consisting of Daniel Jahn, Jonas Meyer and Tobias Rutkowski.

Having dug out their old 4-track cassette recorder, the group turned it into their primary instrument, spending many hours exploring textures, creating countless tape loops and weaving them into this elegantly crafted inaugural work of 15 miniatures.

At times, some of these fully realised, lo-fi ambient tales have a warm dream-like feel to them; the seemingly familiar then forms a powerful nostalgic statement. By contrast, some of those song-based vignettes tell poignant stories of blank space, self-alienation, impenetrable silence and growing up in the post-GDR era in a small town on the East German Baltic Sea.

The patchwork of mysterious soundscapes presented by Schatterau unravel their secret as the journey goes by, making the listening of this impressively generous debut a playful experience, an inviting mellow walk down one’s own inner memory lane.

A cassette version of the album is released by the lovely people of Cosima Pitz —>

Schatterau by Isa Schwarzenberg

Written and recorded by Daniel Jahn, Jonas Meyer & Tobias Rutkowski between February & August 2023.
Vocals on « Freilicht » & « Unsichtbare Spuren » by Laila Quist.
Mastering by Detlef Funder at Paraschall, Düsseldorf.
Cover painting by Laila Quist.
Layout by Johannes Schebler.