23 January 2017
I finished recording my next major album. It's called "Grip the Moon". It will be released this year. That is all p.s. love you xxx
9 May 2016
2 May 2016
Epic Sweep have released a limited edition Kraus live cassette "Skynet Goes Live", recorded at Liquid Architecture, The Tote, Melbourne, 27/9/15.
18 January 2016
Originally self-released as a limited-run CDR in 2009, "Golden Treasury" by Kraus has been reissued by Swedish cassette label Oma333. This album contains some essential Krausness including the two-note psychedelic symphony "Dog on the Loose", "Happening for Lulu" (an ode to Lulu) (the singer Lulu) (who did To sir with love) plus an eyelash smouldering version of La Bamba, originally recorded for the Ultra Eczema album of La Bamba covers. Available in NZ soon from the artist or via Audio Foundation and Flying Out. Or for extra cred get your copy from the MOMA PS1 bookstore in NYC -- I'm looking at u Kiran Dass
150 grey tapes with black body printing. Cover designed by Peter Larsson with a Kraus supplied image. Risograph print by Jan Matthé.
15 September 2015
hai i am travelling via airplane to AUSTRALIA and playing three shows in the Liquid Architecture festival
- Sun 27 Sep Melbourne at the Tote
- Wed 30 Sep Sydney at firstdraft
- Sun 4 Oct Brisbane at Institute of Modern Art
here is my artist page for the festival, containing a short essay defending hippies. They need it!
08 September 2015
Ultra Eczema has reissued the classic Kraus album "I Could Destroy You with a Single Thought" on LP in an edition of 200. Copies are available in New Zealand from The Audio Foundation and Flying Out, or directly from the artist ie me. [kraus] AT [kraus] DOT [co] DOT [nz]
26 August 2015
Ducklingmonster has released another heavy postcard compilation of some amazingness from New Zealand right now Deep and MEaningful 3 which features Kraus and also Mahoney/Kraus, my collaboration with Claire from It Hurts/Olympus. Ok by for now
02 July 2015
I am very excitied to see my friend Spencer play Monopoly Child Star Searchers at the audio foundation in auckland on Friday the 10th July and I am playing as is my fellow traveller Ducklingmonster see you there. Also: a split 7" with kraus and kawabata makoto has come out but it sold out already sorry. Love you!
18 June 2015
13 May 2015
New Kraus tape of synthesizer improvisations entitled "Here Come the Recorders" NZ$10 available directly from Krauss-ez brain to you via [kraus] AT [kraus] DOT [co] DOT [nz] or at The Audio Foundation or selected other place
Or download him from the Free Music Archive. Thanks for everything my fine feathered friend!
03 April 2015
Thankyou so so so much to all my wonderful friends in europe for making me feel so welcome, housing me, driving me, feeding me, organising shows and and, everything! I love you all so much, i had a truly beautiful time.. See you again soon
29 January 2015
Provisional tour schedule for Kraus Euro Tour 2015:
- 26 Feb: Instants Chavirés, Paris with Pizza Noise Mafia, Harshlove and Floris Vanhoof
- 27 Feb: OCCII, Amsterdam with Floris Vanhoof and City Hands
- 1 Mar: Synth talk and performance at AB, Brussels with Thomas Lehn and Guy Drieghe
- 2 Mar: Cafe OTO, London
- 3 Mar: De Gym, Groningen
- 4 Mar: Worm, Rotterdam with Floris Vanhoof and Venus Tropicaux
- 5 Mar: Fylkingen, Stockholm with Skeppet and Avarus
- 7 Mar: Kraak Festival, Aalst
Further shows TBA
Marijn Verbiesen of Sweat Tongue (Netherlands) will drum for Kraus on all dates except 1 March.
08 December 2014
Sigh. So what IS happening? Kraus is playing at Pyramid CLub festival "Pyramid Power" on the Thursday December 11 with Gerard Crewdson, Jeff Henderson and Kieran Monaghan. Then at same fest on the Friday, with Simon O'Rorke and Reece McNaughten. And Maltese Falcons are playing on the Saturday night. Malteses are now a 4 piece: me and ducky and Stefan and now Sean O'Reilly on guitar.
Kraus is also playing at Chronophonium 2015
and in Belgium/Netherlands in Late Feb/early march 2015.
17 November 2014
There is this new compilation Deep and Meaningful Volume 2 that just came out and is so awesome with Claire and The Talent and everything on it, all the best stuff on the Auckland scene right now. ok by
21 October 2014
A sort of not entirely comprehensible review of Interior Castle has appeared here on Decoder Magazine
17 September 2014
I just released this album i recorded during my Audio Foundation Winter Residency
Download "Workers in Kontrol" from the Free Music Archive.
1 September 2014: Kraus NZ Tour and Interior Castle cassette release
- Fri 12th September: Hamilton @ Ramp Gallery with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Hermione Johnson
- Sat 13th September: Auckland @ Audio Foundation with Ducklingmonster and Hermione Johnson
- Fri 19th September: Whanganui @ Space Monster with Power Nap and Sheville
- Sat 20th September: Wellington @ Pyramid Club with Power Nap and Tristan Carter
- Wed 24th September: Christchurch @ The Auricle with Reuben Derrick and Les Baxters
- Thu 25th September: Oamaru @ Opera House with Murderbike and The Moonrakers
- Fri 26th September: Dunedin @ Chicks with Murderbike and Mandroid
The new Kraus album "Interior Castle" will be released on 12 September by Moniker Records (Chicago, USA). go here 2 get
27 August 2014
Audio Foundation Winter Residency events that i did are all now archived on here
This Saturday the 30th kraus is playing at the Wine Cellar with Pumice, Noel Meek/olivia Webb, and stephen bain. It's a free show, so, go to it
31 July 2014
I've created a temporary mailing list to publicise events during my winter residency at the Audio Foundation (August 4-18). To join, email [kraus] [AT] [kraus] [DOT] [co] [DOT] [nz] with the subject line "AF residency".
30 July 2014
So I got this residency at the Audio Foundation for two weeks, August 4 - 18 of 2014. ie. next week and the week after. I'll do some solo recording, and work on the Musical Electronics Library, but I'll organise some fun stuff as well. Updates will be on here, and on the Audio Foundation website. Thanks for everything chum!!
17 June 2014
Playing at the Auricle in Christchurch on Saturday the 21st of June at 8pm, with Reuben Derrick. I'll also be doing a workshop/presentation thing on that afternoon, same place.
13 June 2014
Hey I'm doing a solo show at the Audio Foundation this Saturday afternoon. 14th June at 2pm. I'll play for 30-60 minutes with tape loops, guitar, flute and electronics. Koha entry. See you there my good friend? Yes here
09 June 2014
There are new songs by Kraus, Olympus and The Maltese Falcons on this compilation Deep and Meaningful Volume 1, plus songs from the sweetest angels on the scene right now: The Biscuits, Piece War, The Spunks, The Muscle, Power Nap, Invisible Threads, Pumice, ducklingmonster and Uniform.
29 May 2014
some Kraus music got used on this amazing film about Polish coffee nerds. Thanks Marcin!
10 May 2014
Kraus live show at the Pyramid Club in Wellington on the 24th May. i will see YOU there, certainly
02 April 2014
So here's the upcoming shows that I'm in:
- 5 April the aforementioned show at Audio Foundation
- 11 April at AF: Reuben Derrick, Hermione Johnson, Kraus and Drew McMillan
- 17 April Gary war, Purple Pilgrims and Kraus at AF
- 20 April Kraus at 68 New North Road
- 26 April Pouffe, Pumice and
It HurtsChronic Fatigue Syndrome at AF
- 30 April::: Herriot Row,
Purple PilgrimsCash Guitar (!!) and Kraus at Wine Cellar
- 3 May Maltese Falcons, hollow grinders and piece war at Biddy Mulligans in Hamilton
02 April 2014
Correction to the last thing i wrote:
The April 5 show has been moved to Audio Foundation. Now it's a multi-headed show-beast featuring Gem Indigo, Maltese FAlcons, Snakebeings, The Bix, Dave Black and THe Hollow Grinders.
25 February 2014
Upcoming shows that I am in:
- March 16 @ Audio Foundation, auckland: Animal Hospital with Pumice and Kraus
- March 28 @ Lucha lounge, Auckland: Piece War with ducklingmonster, Olympus, Biscuits and The Muscle
- April 5 @ Lucha: Hollow Grinders with Maltese Falcons
14 February 2014
!No Venues! 16 February 4pm 12A Usk Street, Oamaru
Featuring Kraus, Pouffe, The Moonrakers, +
07 February 2014
Hello you. On the 15th Feb there will be a Kraus bit on Music 101 on Radio New Zealand National.
26 January 2014
Old 'lympus has been rehearsing to play live, with our new drummer Claire Mahoney from It Hurts.. Our live debut is on the 1 Feb at the Old Folks, GUndry St, Auckland, supporting Chris Abrahams. SEE YOU THEREIN
20 January 2015 oops I mean 20014
Upcoming auckland shows:
Wednesday 22 Jan at Audio Foundation :Tristan Carter/Hermione Johnson/Jeff Henderson/Kraus
Saturday 25 Jan: Kraus at this house on New North Road, next door to the Eden Terrace Liquor, with Richard Keys / IRL and Mermaidens (both from Wellington)
Sat 1st February Olympus is supporting Chris Abrahams (from the necks), at the Old Folks Association Hall, 8 Gundry St, Auckland.
That is all. Oh, Maltese Falcons will be playing at that New North road place in February some time. And Maltese Falcs are playing in April at Lucha Lounge (Newmarket) along with the Biscuits and the Hollow Grinders. That is all
23 November 2013
Thanks to every one who came to the show on Thursday, and thanks Angeline, Stefan, Nick and Klaus for playing!
Correction to what I wrote the other day: the audio foundation christmas party is on the 7th December. For this event I am "DJ Kraus". Haven't decided what to do yet. I might mush some records through my synthesizer.
Other news: the Audio Foundation shop has copies of Supreme Commander and Realistic Pillow. See you later!
20 November 2013
Thanks, see you there?
12 November 2013
05 November 2013
On Sunday the 10th Nov 6-10pm there's going to be a live simulcast on AFM featuring MHFS, It Hurts, NW and Chronic Fatigue plus, hopefully a short Kraus set. Then on the 14th Novumber there's this show at my house in Kingsland along with Daniel Satele, Mark Matchak and Alex Wild. THEN on the 21st I'm playing at the Audio FOundation supporting Klaus Fillip. Maltese Falcons are playing at A.F. again on the 29th. 1st December afternoon is a NO VENUE show in Nixon Park in Kingsland and I hope to play (Kraus) at that too.
Looks like I'm going to DJ at the AF xmas party which i think is on the 10th December. If anyone finds that interesting.
That is all
31 October 2013
Saturday, 2 November 2013 - 8pm
Orchestra of Spheres ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!!
at AUDIO FOUNDATION [Poynton Terrace behind St Kevins' Arcarde]
with MALTESE FALCONSand HOOLIE BUZZES
8pm [EARLY GIG]
24 October 2013
Alright now, how are you. Well, I'm good thanks. I was thinking I might start performing. So The Maltese Falcons are playing at the Audio Foundation, Poynton Terrace, Auckland NZ on the 2nd November, supporting Orchestra of Spheres. Then we're playing there again on the 29th. I'm going to do some solo shows at my house, and in Nixon Park and stuff, then maybe play at the Audio Foundation christmas show, I don't know, I haven't asked them yet. Performance notifications will be posted here. Thanks for reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18 August 2013
And another one!
postd by pat savage
18 August 2013
Here is this heavy video that Ducky made of the Maltese Falcons song "Distress Signal"!
Warmest wishes to you my friend,
05 August 2013
It has recently come to my attention that one Doug Mosurock has reviewed the vinyl supreme commander. Read it on the yon
24 May 2013
22 May 2013
Some new reviews in Boston Hassle and Signal to Noise Magazine, see them right thurr
27 February 2013
Kraak have released a split 7" called "Realistic Pillow", featuring Mad Nanna, Pumice, Slug Guts and Kraus.
I have 10 copies to give away to New Zealand residents - email me right away if you'd like one.
4 January 2013
Happy new year, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
New review of Supreme Commander on Terminal Boredom.
13 December 2012
New Pouffe album "We Live in the Mind" will be released on 15 December 2012. Here is the single, "Hallway".
For free CDR copy write to [kraus] AT [kraus] DOT [co] DOT [nz]
05 December 2012
Verily! Reviewed in Yellow Green Red
21 November 2012
That "Phantom of the Factory" Kraus interview is now online at the Free Music Archive
13 November 2012
Hi. How are you? I'm good, thanks. There's a new Kraus interview in this zine Phantom of the Factory.
06 November 2012
Kraus live show will be broadcast TOMORROW Tuesday November 6th between 3pm and 6pm EST on WFMU. In New Zealand the time will be Wednesday Nov 7th, 9am - 12pm. You can listen to the WFMU live stream here. If you miss the show it will be archived on Brian Turner's show page.
31 October 2012
UPDATE: WFMU is streaming live again, but Brian Turner's show will not air today
30 October 2012
UPDATE: WFMU is currently off the air due to Hurricane Sandy. Kraus live performance may be postponed.
19 October 2012
In a couple of weeks there's going to be a Kraus live performance aired on WFMU, Jersey City, NJ. We taped it in our living room on Sunday the 14th, with me on guitar, Stefan Neville on drums and synthesizer, and Maryann on bass and percussion. It'll be on Brian Turner's show on Tuesday the 30th October between 3pm and 6pm EDT. Note: in New Zealand that's WEDNESDAY the 31st between 8am and 11am. Look here to find the correct time in other locations.
The easiest way to listen live is to open the WFMU Flash stream in your browser. You can also listen using VLC, iTunes, or Winamp, look here for details. If you miss the show it will be archived on Brian Turner's show page.
24 September 2012
20 September 2012
I contributed two pages to the book "Erewhon Calling".
I predict in the future there will be a:
Kraak 7" featuring tracks by Mad Nanna, Pumice, Kraus and Slug Guts.
19 July 212
Here's some footage of the first Futurians gig, where i wuz playing the dums. Was this in 2001? Thanks C.J.A.
11 July 2000000000012
I uploaded the Murdering Monsters to the Free Music Archive . The Murdering Monsters was the band I was in 1998-2001
Also news, me and Stefan curated a compilation "tired and Emotional" of NZ music for Dub Ditch Picnic, a Canadian label. The label says:
'Do you pride yourself on how "weird" and "eclectic" your musical tastes are? This tape is guaranteed to make the last thing you downloaded off a blog on your lunch break sound like whoever is performing on Letterman tonight.'
05 July 2012
Supreme Commander got reviewed in Tiny Mix Tapes.
Scumbag Relations has some copies of "Faster than the Speed of Time" LP for sale.
26 April 2012
Supreme Commander tape got reviewed in The Wire.
15 April 2012
It's official: Later this year Moniker Records (USA) is going to re-release the Supreme Commander album on vinyl.
Other news: Soft Abuse have sold all their copies of "Faster than the Speed of Time". I can tell you that there are still unsold copies out there somewhere. Try emailing the label: info AT dilettantecourtoisie DOT com
29 March 2012
22 January 2012
There is a review of "A Journey Through the First Dimension" in the latest (January 28-February 3) issue of the New Zealand Listener.
06 January 2012
There is a Kraus song on the soundtrack of the new Xbox game Zombusters.
16 November 2011
Palto Flats have released a four-song vinyl 7" EP called "A Journey Through the First Dimension with Kraus". The songs are "Sherry", "Prance Of The Ravening Eagle", "Let Me Eat Cake", and "Pangs Of Lorna".
29 October 2011
"The Maltese Falcons", the debut album by The Maltese Falcons, is out now on Root Don Lonie.
16 September 2011
Kraus "Supreme Commander" cassette: 20/09/11 on Dungeon Taxis
26 August 2011
On Monday the 22nd of August there was a Kraus special on the "Songs of Praise" radio show on Aligre FM 93.1 (Paris).
141492 is sold out. End transmission
21 July 2011
Pouffe album "MALLL" is review'd on KFJC
14 July 2011
there's a new Kraus 7" a coming out now on Root Don Lonie for Cash and/or Hard Drugs
Side A "Chorus of the Human Slaves"
Side B "World"
Featuring a cover by the wonderful artist Seljuk!
Look at it!
Write to rootdonlonieforcash (*at*) hotmail.com
05 April 2011
Eager Product (Long Beach, CA) have released the Kraus "Telstar" lathe-cut 7", featuring covers of "Telstar" by The Tornados, "Space Truckin'" by Deep Purple, and "I Go to Sleep" by The Pretenders.
Embossed reflective mylar cover
Side A 45rpm
Side B 33rpm
NZers contact Kraus for a copy: NZ$10 + postage
Others contact Eager Product: [product] AT [eagerproduct] DOT [com]
Other News: "Malll", the debut CDR by Pouffe, is out now. Pouffe is Kraus (guitar) and Matt Plunkett (vocals and organ). Contact Kraus for a free copy. This means you
ok. Good. Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111111111111111111111111111111
04 November 2010
You can listen to two of the songs on the Free Music Archive.
06 October 2010
21 September 2010
Soft Abuse is now taking pre-orders for the Olympus LP "Bold Mould". Olympus is me and Stefan Neville. Bold Mould is our debut release, recorded through the mail over the past few years.
You can also buy this album directly from Stefan. He already has some copies, email him here: [stabbiesetc] AT [yahoo] DOT [com] DOT [au].
Thanks for your time,
23 August 2010
Hi everyone, the new Kraus lathe-cut 7" record "Luxury and Mystery" is out now on Epic Sweep Records. 40 numbered copies, NZ$14 plus postage. Contact Epic Sweep: [nzmusic123] AT [hotmail] DOT [com]. Also check out the new Crude and Aesthetics records on the same label. OK bye
14 August 2010
I interviewed Stefan Neville (Pumice), over here.
01 August 2010
I am in this band called "Olympus" with Stefan Neville. Our debut LP "Bold Mould" is just about to come out on Soft Abuse. Yay!
I am also in this band called The Maltese Falcons with Duckling Monster. Our debut album is coming out later this year on Root Don Lonie for Cash and/or Drugs etc.
My new LP "Faster than the Speed of Time" will be released by Dilettante Courtoisie & Bimbo Tower Records later in the year.
If you want to be informed when these things come about, please to join my mailing list. Send a message with the subject line "kraus list add" to [kraus] AT [kraus] DOT [co] DOT [nz].
I remain, your least humble and obedient servant,
02 May 2010
I have edited and extended my guide to Tape Loop Techniques.
13 April 2010
The complete Kraus album "Lamentations of an Ape" (2005) is now available as a download from the Free Music Archive.
16 March 2010
I've finished recording a new album. It should be released in a few months hopefully, I'll let you know when I know. Thanks, K
08 December 2009
Dear unknown stranger complimenting me over the front gate, thanks very much!
13 November 2009
Hulloo they reviewed Golden Treasury on Foxy Digitalis there. What else...I have created a mailing list to keep you informed about new releases. Deposit one coin, or send a message with the subject line "kraus list add" to [kraus] AT [kraus] DOT [co] DOT [nz].
Thanks, see you later!!! Kraus
28 October 2009
There's a interview here on Foxy D
11 October 2009
"Lamentations of an Ape" got reviewed in this blog Explorer L'Inconnu.
06 September 2009
The complete Kraus album "I Could Destroy You with a Single Thought" (2004) is now available as a download from the Free Music Archive.
01 September 2009
What news, my lord?
We got a good review in the old Real Groove Magazine there! I made a new press page so you can read it and other reviews. What else...OH YES! Thanks very much to Duncan Bruce who donated a Farfisa Bravo organ to the studio. Thanks Dunc! So generous.
13 August 2009
05 August 2009
Working full steam ahead on the 4-track for a new album. "Golden Treasury" got reviewed in the Vital Weekly.
18 April 2009
07 April 2009
The "Menhir" double 7" compilation is out on Root Don Lonie for Cash.
13 February 2009
"The Facts" cassette (2007) is now available as a free download from the albums page.
08 February 2009