Fuzz guitars, homemade synths, monolithic drums and bamboo flutes beam in from a parallel universe where the ancient past collides with the far-out future. Touring New Zealand for the first time, Auckland solo instrumentalist Kraus collapses space and time with a combination of psychedelic noise rock, freakish analogue electronics, and a wide range of exotic weirdness from Renaissance lute ballads to wiry Far-Eastern strings.
The new Kraus album Interior Castle will be released on 12 September by Moniker Records (Chicago, USA). Here’s a preview track from the album and check out the video (directed by Ducklingmonster) for the track Eat, It Is Good.
Here are the tour dates/details:
12 September – Kraus w/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Hermione Johnson, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton, 7pm start, $5 entry
13 September – Kraus w/ Ducklingmonster and Hermione Johnson, Audio Foundation, Auckland, 8pm start, $10 entry
19 September – Kraus w/ Power Nap and Sheville, Space Monster, Whanganui, 8pm start, $10 entry
20 September – Kraus w/ Power Nap and Tristan Carter, Pyramid Club, Wellington, 8pm start, $10 entry
24 September – Kraus w/ Reuben Derrick and Les Baxters, The Auricle, Christchurch, 8pm start, $10 entry
25 September – Kraus w/ Murderbike and The Moonrakers, Oamaru Opera House, 8pm start, $10 entry
26 September – Kraus w/ Murderbike and Mandroid, Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers, 8pm start, $10 entry