Das Holz

Members of Das Holz: Anja Clarissa Gürke, Christian Komorowski, Hermann Beesten jr., Kati Gramß

Discography of Das Holz:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Velouria 13 Audio 1997
2 Das Holz 15 Audio 1995
3 Untitled 10 Audio 1993 Not On Label

"Die Band mit der obskursten Instrumentierung der Stadt (The band with the most obscure instrumentation in town)" (taz, Berlin).

Das Holz, a most charming German pop group on Chrom Records consisting of two violin players (Christian Komorowski, Kati Gramß) and one percussionist/drummer (Hermann Beesten jr.), is now effectively defunct.

The band was founded in 1993 by Komorowski, Beesten jr. and Anja Clarissa Gürke (violin) in order to create something seemingly impossible: pop music without guitars. With dry wit, Komorowski told repeatedly that their music benefited from this focussed approach: "je weniger, desto besser (the less, the better)".

After three releases which received much acclaim among critics and audience alike, numerous concerts alongside well-known bands such as Deine Lakaien, Inchtabokatables and Element of Crime, Das Holz turned largely inactive around 1999/2000.

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