Press release for Frausun
Dallas, TX: Frausun, the old-world, experimental, gothic music project by Kurtz is inspired by such musical influences as Dead Can Dance, Death in June, Peter Murphy, and David Bowie, It is a one-man project representing the masculine expression of feminine energy, hence the name Frau (Woman) Sun(Male Strength). Kurtz, the sole performer of the group, is influenced by a variety of literary sources,from Kate Chopin and Simone de Beauvoir to Keats, Nietzsche, and William S. Burroughs.With mythological images and world instruments, in the backdrop of modern digital effects, the work brings together a variety of different worlds and styles.“I wear a golden veil as a symbol for the sun. The dots and dashes scattered among the imagery and sounds are Morse Code, revealing secret phrases, enhanced by Magick. In my song “Anthem for Raganorak,” the opening beat is spelled out as O-D-I-N in Morse Code, using bass, invoking his name before he battles to the death.”Frausun’s songs cover a variety of subjects from Tibetan Sky Burials and Goddess worship, to female empowerment and Alchemical love. Kurtz was motivated to begin his project after reading a story about a woman killed in Afghanistan for being too “westernized.” Her crime was wearing lipstick.“I want my music to be a call for revolution for women.
If just 1% who heard the song “Thunder in your Veins,” about a wife who kills her husband after she is forced to wear a burka and is beaten, and their reaction was to unite, putting a knife to the throats of their abusers, then I know my work has some value.”
Music samples and the video can be experienced at www.frausun.com. Kurtz can also be reached at 214-883-3277.