The genius behind the industrial band, Leæther Strip. Claus personally writes, performs, records, mixes and produces all of the music for Leæther Strip. He lives out in the middle of a forest in Denmark. Despite his dark, depressing, sorrowful, hard, pulsating, angry, hateful, disturbing, self-loathing, frightening music, he loves gardening and enjoying the peace and beauty of nature. He is also a homosexual, in glorious violation of the typical gay stereotype. He is happily married to a man named Kurt, as a matter of fact.