We are extremely happy to be able to experience this wonderful artist at Universal Playground SALZBURG. She will perform on Thursday as a special guest for Flavourama Battle 10th anniversary birthday bash in the equally extraordinary venue of an old hydro plant called Kraftwerk in the city of Bad Gastein by mesmerising waterfalls.
Estère Dalton is very rare and one of kind performer. We came across her music back in 2015, when she released her first album Estėre. The sounds she was using, the rhythms and the way of putting it all together were just so magical. Her music—a blend of beat-driven R&B, energetic indie pop, and swooping harmonics—lands her somewhere on the musical spectrum between Erykah Badu and Esperanza Spalding. She, however, isn’t sure how to categorize her music so she settles on “electric blue witch hop.
I can’t remember when I came up with it, but I remember being somewhat frustrated because my music kept being categorized in ways that I didn’t think were correct.
Estère bedecks her production with a rich elastic voice and punchy, ethereal melodies. The coy hiss of Vietnamese bamboo trees, the angry crash of a cutlery draw, the clicking tongue of a possum, are all examples of the strange sounds Estère has sampled and surreptitiously slipped into her music.
Her new album, the follow-up to last years My Design P1, marks the conclusion of a body of work that the songstress has spent a large part of her life curating, drawing inspiration from her own life as well as those of a bystander watching the experiences of others, as if she was actually walking the proverbial mile in someone else’s shoes.