NZ’s Kraus & Duckling Monster Are The Maltese Falcons

The Maltese Falcons is a duo featuring Duckling Monster (of Dunedin’s retro-futurists The Futurians) on keyboards/vox. The multi-instrumentalist Kraus rounds out the duo on bass, drums, guitar and synth.

The Maltese Falcons

Kraus hails from Auckland NZ and has been churning out top-notch experimental sounds since 2001. After founding The Futurians, he has gone on to form Olympus (with Stefan Neville of Pumice), Pouffe with vocalist Matt Plunkett, and many other projects while recording solo under the name Kraus. Much of his output is available at kraus.co.nz and on the Free Music Archive platform.

The Maltese Falcons -  Distress Signal (right click + save as)

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The Maltese Falcons – Hurricane And Tornado (right click + save as)

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The Maltese Falcons – Symphony Of The Devil (right click + save as)

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The Maltese Falcons – Supreme Commander (right click + save as)

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Originally released in a 20 edition lathe cut by Root Don Lonie For Cash, the self-titled debut LP by The Maltese Falcons is available for free download from Kraus‘ website or the Free Music Archive. So go get the whole album in one single file.

A selection from Kraus‘ acclaimed Faster Than the Speed of Time is below. The 2011 LP can be found stateside via Soft Abuse and in Europe via France’s Bimbo Tower and Metamkine

Kraus – Electric Cyan (right click + save as)

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See The Maltese Falcons’ page on the FMA.

Enjoy Kraus’ portal on the FMA.

Check Jason Sigal posts on the FMA.