Zircognition

by Zircon & The Burning Brains

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about

In the 1990's Nigel moved to Japan, so it seemed highly unlike that ZBB would ever reform. However, after our own return to music making, with Endgame and The Newt Hounds, Nigel expressed an interest in that maybe we could do something together again. Nigel was now doing his sonic construction using a Power Mac laptop, and we now had a fully functional home studio, enabling us to add in real time live sessions along with Nigel's pre-recorded samples. This was all down to having CDR recording equipment, which after a few volleys East and West resulted in the CD on hand.

credits

released September 28, 2014

Instigated by Nigel (now living in Japan) in 2003, with contributions added by Alan and Steve in 2004-2005. Final sound construction & mastering January 2005.

Nigel Harris: sound samples, processing software, laptop computer.
Steve Freeman: sounds and loops, guitar, bass, analogue synthesizers, turntable.
Alan Freeman: guitar, guitar-synth, digital synthesizers, noises and loops, voice.

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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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