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The Schreek! / Mopus (free) 03:31
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Verbal Confusion (free) 01:13
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Technico 02:14
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Atem 02:28
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Try Again (free) 00:34
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Canula-E 03:12
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Interlude 01:39
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Hiroshima 10:11
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Bis 09:04

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Anthology of choice items circa 1981-86, largely unreleased elesewhere in digital format, a lot of it unique and/or different mixes/edits. In all, a good history lesson on how ZBB developed, presented in a rough chronology. Otherwise, it's the ideal introduction of this unique "Fluxus" type experimental art ensemble of the 1980's.

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released February 4, 2012

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Recorded at Studio Vrije/Nekrosis (Autumn 1981-April 1986).
Cover art by Jim Tetlow.

Alan & Steve Freeman, plus Nigel Harris (tracks 4-17): sounds, cassettes, loops, tapes, electronics, radio, percussion, effects, vocals, synths, guitars.

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Zircon & The Burning Brains UK

Early ZBB was purely improvised with microphones scattered around a room, home-made tape loops, hand-wound record players, motors dancing on guitar stings, etc. Electronic based, between industrial and contemporary avant-garde, cultural elements mixed with hints of Throbbing Gristle, Nurse With Wound, via Krautrock and Electroacoustic/musique-concrete. The reformation was the same, but new & fresh ... more

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