Zircon & The Burning Brains

Also known as Z.B.B., ZBB, Zircon And The Burning Brains
Members of Zircon & The Burning Brains: Alan Freeman, Nigel Harris, Steve Freeman
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://home.btconnect.com/ultimathule/tachyon/zbb/menu.html

Discography of Zircon & The Burning Brains:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Cold Smoke 17 Audio 2000-05-00 Auricle
2 Cortex! 4 Audio 1999-11-09 Ultimate Transmissions
3 Anam 4 Audio 1983 Syzygy (2)
4 Mana 5 Audio 1983 Syzygy (2)
5 Embers 17 Audio 2001 Auricle
6 Zircognition 11 Audio 2005 Auricle
7 Occidental Encounter 8 Audio 2005 Auricle
8 Schreek 12 Audio 1982 Syzygy (2)
9 Take Two 4 Audio 1984 Dark Star (2)
10 Theatre Of Modern Warfare 17 Audio 1983 Syzygy (2)
11 «db» 13 Audio 1984 Dark Star (2)
12 Old Wounds Vol.3 12 Audio 1986-03-00 Dark Star (2)
13 Demo 4 Audio 1983-01-01 Musiques Nouvelles (2)
14 Cortex! 2 Audio 1986 Auricle
15 Mana 4 Audio 1984 Dark Star (2)
16 Mana 5 Audio 2010 Dark Star (2)
17 Anam 4 Audio 2010 Dark Star (2)
18 Dissecting Human Life 20 Audio 2012-03-18 Auricle
19 Take Two 4 Audio 1983-03-01 Syzygy (2)
20 Theatre Of Modern Warfare 17 Audio 1984 Dark Star (2)
21 Mana 5 Audio 1984 Dark Star (2)
22 Anam 4 Audio 1984 Dark Star (2)
23 Schreek 12 Audio 1981 Musiques Nouvelles (2)
24 Schreek 10 Audio 2012-09-27
25 Dissecting Human Life 20 Audio 2012-03-13 Auricle
26 Cold Smoke 17 Audio 2012-02-04 Auricle
27 Embers 17 Audio 2012-02-05 Auricle


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 [a339073], 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 [a328969]) and [a336278]. 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 [a2618397] and the related [a3016230].


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