Dissecting Human Life

by Zircon & The Burning Brains

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A few lost relics from the 1980’s rediscovered! During the days of recording Cortex and Out Of The Ashes we amassed a lot of surplus recordings, much of it inconsequential fiddling around with equipment which was discarded, but all the good bits were recompiled for posterity, and it's from those tapes that I compiled this collection of curios.

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released March 13, 2012

1-7+13: 17-18/10/1984 unreleased Cortex out-takes
8-12: 1986 various Out Of The Ashes fragments
14-20: 1/4/1986 very last 80's session!
Compiled by Alan Freeman (Feb 2012).

Cover design by Alan Freeman
After ideas/concept and some elements by Jim Tetlow.

Steve Freeman: synths, tapes, guitar, voice.
Alan Freeman: computer, tape loops, devices, synths.
Nigel Harris: vocals, tape montage, effects, Casio.
And many other gadgets, toys, etc.

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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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