12002412_858748360860763_3150633234274277247_o Modular Magazine: Who is KAUF?

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KAUF:  One guy, Ron, from Los Angeles, but 2 guys when we perform live.  Hoping to get Joseph, the drummer, involved in some of the productions after this album is released.

MM: Tell us a brief story about you?

KAUF:  I bought a broken OBX on Craigslist a while back, for what seemed like an amazing deal at the time, only to have a synth tech tell me he wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole because it was so corroded and disgusting inside.  I eventually got it mostly working myself…but it consumed probably a full month of my life.  Never again.

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MM: What are your non musical influences?

KAUF:  Alice Miller’s books were a pivotal starting point for unraveling my history.  Surrealists like Pavel Tchelitchew.

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MM: Name 5 songs everyone should listen to.

KAUF: 

Can – Sing Swan Song

Larry Gus – The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)

Francis Harris – Pensum

Rival Consoles – Ghosting

Nils Frahm – Re

MM: Whats your favorite food?

11174484_833944516674481_5806293863047814163_oKAUF:  Currently, young coconuts.  How LA of me…

MM: How do you describe your sound ?

KAUF:  Dance-tinged experimental pop music with lyrics geared for introspection.

MM: What’s your favorite piece of gear?

KAUF:  Roland RE-201 Tape Delay.

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MM: Analog or Digital?

KAUF:  Analog

MM: Whats next for KAUF?

KAUF:  A remix of Through the Yard by Fort Romeau will be out on vinyl via Permanent Vacation on April 29th, then more singles, touring and my LP – Regrowth – will be out at the end of the summer.