Zoon van snooK

Zoon van snooK

 Bristol, England, GBR
BandEDMAcoustic

Pastoral, expansive and laid back melodies with a bustling Oddtronica backdrop, comprised of promiscuous vocal samples; chopped and glitched beats; and a healthy dose of freaky field recordings; found sound or rhythm tracks made from everyday objects

Biography

Zoon van snooK is the alias of Bristol Weirdsmith Alec Snook.

Following keyboard/sample duty for numerous experimental Indie bands in the South West of England, which included national touring, festivals and support for acts such as Skunk Anansie, I Am Kloot and BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, the debut Zoon van snooK 12” EP was released on acclaimed Brighton label Cookshop at the end of 2008.
This garnered radio support from BBC’s Rob Da Bank, Tom Robinson, Stephen Merchant and lead to his debut hour mix for Ninja Tune’s inimitable Solid Steel.

Since then, remix duty has included: Fujiya & Miyagi; Ernest Gonzales, Darwin Deez, James Yorkston, Benni Hemm Hemm, Diagrams; and has paved the way for collaborations with Tunng, Daedelus, James Yuill, Minotaur Shock, Grasscut, Cian Ciaran (Super Furry Animals) and many more.

The debut album was released on the legendary LA label Mush Records in December 2010, to much acclaim.

The same week saw the birth of the live show, which incorporates a carnival of acoustic instruments; bells; whistles; chimes; combined with the electrickery of various pads and laptops.

Since then, support slots have included Daedelus, Gold Panda, Fujiya & Miyagi, Nosaj Thing; and slots at NXNE in Toronto. April 2011 saw the inaugural European tour, which included live shows, DJ sets and live radio sessions.

The debut exclusive live radio session for Tom Robinson was aired on his BBC6 Music show in May 2011.

Never afraid of a beguiling melody and always blurring the lines between experimental and accessible, Zoon van snooK produces evocative audio mosaics and sonic montages that offer something new with each listen.

Discography

Zoon van snooK 'Interviews & Interludes' EP (12"/Digital)-September 2008 (Cookshop)

Ernest Gonzales 'Run Jump Seek' (ZvS Remix)-Exponential (US)-Oct '08

Fujiya & Miyagi 'Dishwasher' (Zoon van snooK remix)-Full Time Hobby-May '09

Ernest Gonzales 'Psychedelic Bellhop' (ZvS Remix)-Friends of Friends (US)-Feb 2010

Zoon van snooK 'Dirty Needles'-'2nd Transmission' Compilation-Inner City Grit Records-Aug 2010.

Lost Idol 'Litewerk' (ZvS Rewerk)-Cookshop -October 2010

Day of the Woman 'Cassette Tape' (ZvS Remix)-Exponential-September 2010.

Zoon van snooK '(Falling from) The Nutty Tree' Album-Mush Records-Dec. 2010

Benni Hemm Hemm 'FF ekki CC'-7"/download single. 'Vilhjalmur af Poitou' (Zoon van snooK Remix). MORR/Kimi Records-February 2011

Zoon van snooK 'Cuckoo' single-Mush Records-April 2011

Alka 'Immolated' (Zoon van snooK Remix). Released as part of the remix album 'Compounded' on Electronic Eel Records 17th May 2011.
(All proceeds go to PETA)

The Doomed Birds of Providence 'Fedicine Exine' (Zoon van snooK Remix)-Front & Follow-13th June 2011

Justice & Metro '839' (Zoon van snooK Remix) - MJAZZ Records - 9th January 2012

Zoon van snooK '(Remixes from) The Nutty Tree' Album-Mush Records-May 2012

Set List

Can range from 2/3 songs for live radio sessions and then from 30 minutes to 1 hour at present.