Spirits Burning / Bio

California-based SPIRITS BURNING is a worldwide space rock collective headed by U.S. composer/producer Don Falcone (keyboards, bass, vocals). Originally established as a San Francisco band in 1986, Spirits Burning arose from a group called 'Kameleon'. In 1994, Falcone left Melting Euphoria to concentrate on other projects, one of which was resurrecting SPIRITS BURNING.

Over the ensuing years, Falcone and the new SPIRITS BURNING began to collaborate with a myriad of talented musicians, most notably Gong's Daevid Allen and several members of Hawkwind.

SPIRITS BURNING is a musical collective that has released several albums offering a combination of space rock, ambient and jazz with input from many of the genre's luminaries. They first signed with French label Musea Records in 1998 and the debut 'New Worlds By Design' came out on Musea affiliate Gazul Records.

Just as the internet began to evolve Falcone became a pioneer in recruiting musicians on an ad hoc basis across the ether, those who would have few hope of playing face-to-face otherwise. Some well-known contributors were Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson and High Tide's Simon House.

In 2009 Voiceprint Records released the 10-year retrospective 'Our Best Trips - 1998-2008', culled from the first five SPIRITS BURNING CDs which alone feature more than 60 musicians. New releases 'Bloodlines' and 'Earth Born' consequently followed, deriving from a liaison with Bridget Wishart. In 2010 the band released the RIO-inspired 'Crazy Fluid'. On July 4th, 2011, Gonzo Multimedia released Spirits Burning's 'Behold The Action Man.'

General Info

Band Members
Musicians from Gong, Hawkwind, & other space rock families.
Artist Name
Spirits Burning
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Space / Psychedelic

Contact Info

San Bruno, CA
Don Marino Falcone

Similar Artists

  • Hawkwind
  • Daevid Allen
  • Brian Eno
  • Ozric Tentacles