ltgpanik on 11/19/2012 at 09:45AM
Some say Kraus is from the other side of the planet. Some say he is from another planet. That is what gives him the right to re-release Supreme Commander on outer space wax (aka. black vinyl with white specks) which turned out to look like the moon. Joeri Bruyninckx recently interviewed Kraus for the November isssue of L'étranger's flyaway bus-seat bulletin 'Phantom Of The Factory'.
In a lot of the reviews of your music, adjectives like spacy, trippy or psychedelic return. So I was wandering: how much of your music is made while being drunk or stoned?
Exactly zero percent. I tried a couple of times to record after drinking, but I was surprised to find the results were really boring and obvious.
I don't know if it's the same for other people, but I find recording music by myself is completely different to being in a band. Recording with a band is a fun communal experience, where it can be conducive to drink alcohol and so on. But solo work is more like being a writer. It's not fun, it's work where you have to concentrate for long periods of time. I'm usually writing and performing and patching a synthesizer and operating recording equipment at the same time, so any drink or drugs would just make me give up and go do something more immediately enjoyable.
Uncle_Dracula on 04/09/2012 at 02:12AM
HARD FILTH: (or) Soundtrack for a gas station bathroom.
Welcome to my latest mix, a collection of songs united in an aural filth, a destructive path of unnerving sounds, fuzzy, broken tunes echoing inside a speakerbox that will buzz at any volume, feedback play, whirring, whizzing lo-fi synths, a primitive pulse of discontent, anxious vocals, existential heavy post-psych vibrations, and, at times delivering a rock-solid boogie.
Listen to them, the children of the night... What music they make.