qrauer are a German electronic duo made up of Christian Grochau, a virtuosic percussionist, producer and remix artist and Ludwig Bauer, a deft pianist, multi-instrumenta- list, and composer. Odd Fazes is their highly anticipated first full length album, following on from EPs Aracus (2018) and Heeded (released in April 2022), with lead single The Mess picking up major radio play including playlisting from Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6 Music.

Taking its name from the ancient Spartan admiral and the genus group of spiders, Aracus is the experimentation of two musicians striking a balance between individual expressions and seamless collaborations. Its inspiration poised among the lofty throws of power and control and the gritty impulsion to dig into the darker, murky corners of the underground and deconstruct whatever they find.

Spanning orchestral soundscapes, punchy minimal techno, inventive IDM and genre-defying collaborative creations, qrauer’s latest album Odd Fazes (2022) brings the highly acclaimed duo into exciting new sonic territory.

«Juggling cellos and pianos with synths and drum machines, the German duo instill club music with modern-classical sensibilities.»
DJ Mag (UK) 

»…ein unglaublich variables Album, das uns durch verschiedenste aufregende und bisher unberührte Klanglandschaften führt – ein meisterhafter Genremix aus Minimal Techno, IOM und Modern Classic.  »Odd Fazes« ist eine wohl überlegt erzählte Geschichte – ein Gespräch zwischen zwei grandiosen Musikern, die sich aus produktionstechnischer Sicht perfekt ergänzen. […] das Resultat ist großartig.«
(10/10 – FAZE 9/2022)