lizb on 09/02/2009 at 03:10PM
There's nothing like flipping through the New Bin in WFMU's record library and coming across a homemade CD that kicks the pants off of the surrounding glossy, packaged stuff.
Kraus' new self-released CD, "Golden Treasury," is psych, lo-fi (shit-fi?), trashy, synthy (even flutey), and experimental, a prime example of bedroom recordings gone right. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Kraus has self-released quite a few tapes and CDs of strange instrumental jams over the past few years, and posts lots of songs on his website under a Creative Commons license.