A former member of The Futurians and The Aesthetics, Kraus has been described as “a national treasure” and “one of the most quietly important and interesting people making music in New Zealand” (New Zealand Listener). Over 10 years and more than a dozen releases his work has encompassed pounding Neanderthal rock, exotic modal guitar ballads, and laser-beam-in-the-face electronics. In this, his first Christchurch performance, he presents a rich soup of handmade synths, fuzz guitar, tape-loops and bamboo flute, in collaboration with local saxophonist Reuben Derrick.
“Corrosive and masterful” – The Wire
“Fantastically demented” – Aquarius Records
Photography © 2014 Marine Aubert