«Cortex​!​»

by Zircon & The Burning Brains

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I don't recall there ever being a concept behind «Cortex!». It was more of an experience, collected invention and ideas all spun into an original tense creation. On this CD, we have 4 tracks... (see cover notes)
15 years on from its original release, «Cortex!» can now be heard in all its glory, nicely transferred to digital format by Colin Potter at ICR studio in Preston. Discover the «Cortex!» Be prepared to be challenged!

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released September 28, 2014

Composed, produced & engineered by ZBB.
Track 1 recorded at Tachyon Studio (17 October 1984), taken from "A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird" (Dark Star DIS 1-2) sampler.
Tracks 2 & 3 «Cortex!» recorded at Tachyon Studio (October/November 1984).
Track 4 recorded at Tachyon Studio (October 1984 & April 1986), taken from "Out Of The Ashes" (Auricle AMC 022).

Steve Freeman: synths, tapes, guitar, voice.
Alan Freeman: computer, tape loops, devices, synths.
Nigel Harris: vocals, tape montage, effects, Casio.

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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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