Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero (2019)

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In the mid 90's the Dayton, OH music scene became a hot spot generating worldwide buzz from the influential indie rock being produced there (The Breeders, Guided by Voices). Arguably the most innovative of them all was the band Brainiac, led by musical genius and insanely charismatic front man Tim Taylor. The band was opening for Beck and slated to sign a major label record deal when Taylor was tragically killed in a bizarre auto accident leaving his family and bandmates to pick up the pieces. Over the past two decades Brainiac's music has gone on to influence the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta, The National and countless others. This film explores the band's music, legacy, massive influence on pop culture and how people survive and cope with the loss of loved ones.

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Critic Reviews for Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Sheds light on what it's like to move on following tragedy, while beautifully telling the story of creative weirdos who developed their own musical language and whose influence continues to pulse through independent music culture today.

February 20, 2020 | Full Review…

The adjective used most frequently in Mahoney's rock doc Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero is "weird."

August 7, 2019 | Rating: 4 | Full Review…

Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero is a little too long, but thanks to stylish directing and amazing sound design it still works.

March 18, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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