"Ultra Eczema rarely reissues records: firstly, because we believe it’s hard to improve on a good original (and we would never want to republish anything that isn’t); and secondly, it’s called the Internet and you can find everything on it. Nonetheless, in 2015 we reissued Kraus’ ‘I could Destroy You With A Single Thought’, a CDR from 2004, because it was camping in our all-time favourite records list for a decade and the data on this erratic medium tends to erase itself, much like a troubled past.
‘A Golden Brain’ was published in the first wave of the Covid pandemic via Kraus’ bandcamp as a digital release. And once again we couldn’t help ourselves. This is Kraus at his best: if a bedroom could be a stadium, he would play the main stage!
Kraus played synthesizer, guitar, bass, tape loops, sampler and percussion. All songs written, performed, recorded, and mixed by Kraus at Pudding Island, Auckland in 2019 and 2020, except "Queen of the Land of Gorre" recorded at Rocklands, Auckland 2017.
"Then he hewed the brain in an hundred pieces, and when he had done so he took up all those pieces, and threw them out at a window into the ditches of the castle."
Limited edition of 300 copies. Includes an insert, download code and a UE sticker."