Kraus - Interior Castle

by Moniker Records

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NZ’s iconoclastic Kraus—hailed as a ‘national treasure’ by the New Zealand Listener—has always been an intrepid explorer of sonic scenery, and Interior Castle finds him on the move again, following up his acclaimed Supreme Commander LP (2013) with another highly adventurous outing. Borrowing recklessly from various epochs—stone-age drums meet futurist synths; slot-machine electronics are layered, perversely, over what sounds like a plucked lute; warbling flutes vie with blown-out guitar—his time-traveling brand of exotica stomps playfully through medieval set-pieces and b-movie locales, conjuring mindscapes and dreamworlds at once familiar and strange. While much of the current Kiwi crop tends toward loud and gnarly, Kraus’ inquisitive approach has more in common with mavericks like Arthur Lyman and Joe Meek. A founding member of onetime space-punk legends the Futurians, Kraus continues to broadcast sublime, singular weirdness from his corner of the southern hemisphere.

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released September 12, 2014

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