Kurtz, with his Slave, DJ Paloma Frausun, and Minion Stargazer, create their Dark Ambient/Gothic/Industrial music and compose experimental videos that utilize religious, historical, horror themes and social issues both on stage and online. They draw inspiration from bands such as Dead Can Dance, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Death in June and film directors Leni Riefenstahl, Fritz Lang, David Lynch, as well as the literary works of Rumi, Nietzsche, and William S. Burroughs. Unconventional tones are utilized, including screams from a mad house, Latin invocations, classical strings, and ambient chants, with hard beats and noise assault.“My inspiration is as varied as the elements in our music. A pounding Industrial beat will be mixed with a Call to Prayer and sitars. A blend of the organic and electronic.”
When the trio take stage, they bring not only their music, with live experimentation and effects, but unique guests: BDSM performers, burlesque dancers, painters, poets, torture and shock talents to make every show a totally unique experience. Each show also includes Kurtz Frausun enduring a blood-letting ritual, performed by Paloma.“Our shows become Total Environments: Billowing incense, hypnotic videos, subliminal audio/video messages, etc. The audience is either entranced or repulsed. Either way, I consider the show a success. A number of venues in D/FW have refused to book us because we scare the crowd too much.” Kurtz Frausun.
released September 7, 2012