Frausun On the Master-Slave Relationship and Challenging Prejudice

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Dallas industrial duo Frausun came to my attention a few months ago, after I read they were doing a reinterpretation of Phantom of the Opera. Then I came across some of their videos. I found Kurtz and Paloma Frausun's music (which invokes Norse mythology, among other things), and their live show (caution, video is NSFW), which involves scarification, to be intriguing and mildly terrifying, mostly because I didn't understand it. Their love story - they identify as master and slave - may not be traditional, but they also seem more functional than most couples I know.

I asked Kurtz about their new album, FagGuts, which includes a Mae West cover, their "adult" film and a bit about their dynamic.

Could you tell me about the theme of the new album? Is it one of your more political ventures?
The new album was inspired by the recent bullying of GLBT youth and their suicidal behavior, which I heard about on the news. A lot of the campaigns I saw for them were far too gentle for my taste. A lot of hugs and "It gets better" attitude. This album is about fighting back and striking down those that want you dead solely because of your sexuality. I went through my own struggle of sexual identity and know how it feels.

Can you tell me a bit about the Ouroboros trailer?
A few months ago, I tried to make an adult film called "Ouroboros." It tells the story of four women who acquire the vital essence of their male lovers and use it as a potion to transform a lily into gold. Twice I tried filming it and everyone eventually got scared off. So I just created the trailer in an attempt to shop it around to adult studios to see if anyone would be interested.

And what is the nature of your relationship with Paloma?
Paloma and I are Master and Slave. A few years ago, she signed away her self to me and she is now considered my property. Comes with a great deal of responsibility on both our parts and I'm honored that a woman would show so much devotion and have that much trust and faith in me to take care of her. I'm very lucky.

Catch Frausun next on Saturday, July 28, at the Crown & Harp.



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Kurtz Frausun
Kurtz Frausun

Looks like I'm not winning over the Instagram, food-photographing hipster crowd. What a loss. 

Coleman
Coleman

I love everything about how ridiculous this article and this thread is, but it just creates more questions. .Is it goth to not understand how replying to a comment works? Was that album cover created with a pirated version of MSPaint? And how fucking played out is all this nazi shit? 

Mama Kitty
Mama Kitty

 And that should have been Kurtz, but the auto correct changed it! bad Auto correct!

Mama Kitty
Mama Kitty

Paloma and Kurts, I love you both! I love the relationship that you have with each other. Yours is one meant to last.

Bored, Not Shocked
Bored, Not Shocked

I'm sorry. Scarification? Bloodletting? S&M? Flirtations with Nazi imagery? That hasn't shocked the bourgeois since the late 70's. Nothing to see here, folks. 

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

now is the time on Sprockets when we dance

ljack314
ljack314

We are supporting people we love. And I hope you know that IP addresses are trackable...

none more black
none more black

Everyone, thanks for proving my point.  You guys take yourselves way too seriously.  This might have been art the first time or two around, but in 2012 it's just sad.  Can't people come up with something new?

Mama Frog
Mama Frog

Once again, jealousy rears its ugly head. @nonemoreblack.. If Frausun is so pedantic, why are you so informed? Anyone else would have glanced, said, not my thing, and moved on. You took ignorance to a whole new level. Just because Frausun is not your cup of tea, does not mean all of those who love them will not come out in full force against you. Your fingers just typed a check your ass can't cash. Go away now. Bye bye.

The Firefly Nostalgia
The Firefly Nostalgia

Kurtz and Paloma put on an awesome show. Nice to see the DO taking notice and giving them some press, they have earned it. The videos, while decent quality, do not do them justice, you really need to experience this in person... In a venue with a good sound system to get the full effect. Kurtz, Paloma, Congrats on the write up, please keep doing what you do! TFN loves you guys!

Chaosfairy
Chaosfairy

Slow ya roll None more black (sorry, I keep lolling, is this person trying to be evil or the blackest black person ever? I think both categories would be offended)... first, you do NOT know who you're talking about. If you did you'd understand how utterly immature you sound attacking artists and their creativity. I mean, if you want to be a school yard bully that's fine and all... just take it back to the playground where you belong. You're not ready for the adult world or it's realities. I'm only trying to protect your virtuous and utterly innocent mind here. The only thing you've gotten right about Frausun so far was that very last word.... Priceless.

Kurtz Frausun
Kurtz Frausun

None More Black> She's not a midget. She's my Passion, Flower, Muse and best friend. If you weren't a troll living in a basement, maybe you could begin to comprehend that kind of love.

Paloma Antoinette Frausun
Paloma Antoinette Frausun

How very original "none more black".  With as many intimate details as you list, you're either his ex-whore, or someone who fucked his ex-whore.  If it's the former versus the latter, don't worry, Master doesn't miss you or your ugly little mop called a dog, and neither does Adolf.

ljack314
ljack314

I believe the derogatory term "midget" you've used is the reason why I have lost so much faith in this world. She is Paloma, and a beautiful soul. Kindly fuck off and take your negativity and ignorance elsewhere before you overstep your welcome.

Ultrasonic CD
Ultrasonic CD

Please don't insult gay people by associating them with this humorless dreck.

none more black
none more black

Fine, have my IP blocked if you're all so thin-skinned that you can't take criticism or ridicule. Or was that supposed to be some veiled threat?  Anyway, have fun playing your silly goth-Borg games...

Mama Kitty
Mama Kitty

 She is also a beautiful human being with a beautiful heart.

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