Zircon & The Burning Brains

Zircon & The Burning Brains

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Leicester, UK based experimental industrial and Dada avant-garde trio. Zircon & The Burning Brains (aka ZBB for short) was established in 1981 as a sideline to Holy Atheist, a collaborative project of Alan & Steve Freeman with others. The unusual group name is a dedication to both Frank Zappa and Tangerine Dream's "Electronic Meditation". For most of the time, ZBB were an experimental trio comprising the Freeman brothers (from Alto Stratus) and Nigel Harris. Zircon was the equipment, originally an old ITT cassette recorder rewired as a feedback device, and the Burning Brains were the human performers. Instrumentation included motors, tin cans, pots and pans, a Sinclair Spectrum computer, various cassette machines, tape loops, and (later on) synthesizers, etc.
The original band fizzled out and ceased in 1986, reforming for two albums in 2003 with totally different equipment - but the same anything goes free spirit. This reformation also spawned the one-off sideline project The Zircon Game and the related 2/3.
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Zircon & The Burning Brains Discography Tracks

Albums

Zircon And The Burning Brains* Schreek (Album) Musiques Nouvelles (2) UK 1981 Sell This Version
Zircon And The Burning Brains* Mana (Album) Syzygy (2) UK 1983 Sell This Version
Zircon And The Burning Brains* Anam (Album) Syzygy (2) UK 1983 Sell This Version
Zircon And The Burning Brains* Take Two (Album) Syzygy (2) UK 1983 Sell This Version
Zircon And The Burning Brains* Theatre Of Modern Warfare (Album) Syzygy (2) UK 1983 Sell This Version
301 ZBB* «db»(Cass, Album, RE, C60) Dark Star (2) 301 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Zircon & The Burning Brains «Cortex!» (Album) Auricle UK 1986 Sell This Version
AMC 022 ZBB* Out Of The Ashes(Cass, Album, C40) Auricle AMC 022 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircognition (Album) Auricle UK 2005 Sell This Version
Zircon & The Burning Brains Occidental Encounter (Album) Auricle UK 2005 Sell This Version
Zircon & The Burning Brains Dissecting Human Life (Album) Auricle UK 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

DC 03 Z.B.B.* Old Wounds Vol.3(Cass, Comp, C45) Dark Star (2) DC 03 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Zircon & The Burning Brains Cold Smoke (Comp) Auricle UK 2000 Sell This Version
Zircon & The Burning Brains Embers (Comp) Auricle UK 2001 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

MN 009DT Zircon And The Burning Brains* Demo(Cass, Promo, C60) Musiques Nouvelles (2) MN 009DT UK 1983 Sell This Version

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