Karl Blau is a musician based in Anacortes, Washington and member of the Knw-Yr-Own/K Records collective. He is very prolific and releases music through a monthly subscription service called Kelp Monthly. He has played in D+, Brothers Blau, Captain Fathom, Your Heart Breaks and has collaborated extensively with Phil Elverum (The Microphones/Mount Eerie). He also tours and records with Laura Veirs. Blau is currently a member of drone/doom band Earth. Blau's music is eclectic and incorporates elements of folk, dub, R&B, bossanova, grunge, hiphop, drone, and worldbeat.