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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Albums

MN 002 Schreek — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon And The Burning Brains* Schreek (Album) Musiques Nouvelles (2) MN 002 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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ZC 60.019 Mana — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon And The Burning Brains* Mana (Album) Syzygy (2) ZC 60.019 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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ZC 60.007 Theatre Of Modern Warfare — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon And The Burning Brains* Theatre Of Modern Warfare (Album) Syzygy (2) ZC 60.007 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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ZC 60.020 Anam — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon And The Burning Brains* Anam (Album) Syzygy (2) ZC 60.020 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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ZC 60.005 Take Two — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon And The Burning Brains* Take Two (Album) Syzygy (2) ZC 60.005 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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301 «DB» — Zircon & The Burning Brains ZBB* «DB» (Album) Dark Star (2) 301 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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AMC 006 «Cortex!» — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon & The Burning Brains «Cortex!» (Album) Auricle AMC 006 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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AMC 022 Out Of The Ashes — Zircon & The Burning Brains ZBB* Out Of The Ashes(Cass, Album, C40) Auricle AMC 022 UK 1987 Sell This Version
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AMCDR 057 Zircognition — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircognition (Album) Auricle AMCDR 057 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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AMCDR 061 Occidental Encounter — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon & The Burning Brains Occidental Encounter (Album) Auricle AMCDR 061 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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AMACDR 017 Dissecting Human Life — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon & The Burning Brains Dissecting Human Life (Album) Auricle AMACDR 017 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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Compilations

DC 03 Old Wounds Vol.3 — Zircon & The Burning Brains Z.B.B.* Old Wounds Vol.3(Cass, Comp, C45) Dark Star (2) DC 03 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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AMACDR 001 Cold Smoke — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon & The Burning Brains Cold Smoke (Comp) Auricle AMACDR 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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AMACDR 011 Embers — Zircon & The Burning Brains Zircon & The Burning Brains Embers (Comp) Auricle AMACDR 011 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

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