The third album of Steve Dalachinsky and The Snobs (here joined by Devil Sister and Fuzzy Weasel), recorded live in Paris: a total alchemy between the texts declaimed by the New York poet and the loops subtly arranged by the experimental rock band. The CD is accompanied by a book of texts and images by Dalachinsky.
Steven Donald Dalachinsky (1946-2019) was an American downtown New York City poet, active in the music, art, and free jazz scenes. He wrote poetry for most of his life and read frequently at Michael Dorf's club the Knitting Factory, the Poetry Project and the Vision Festival in New York, as well as in Japan, France and Germany. He collaborated with many avant-garde musicians, including William Parker, Susie Ibarra, Matthew Shipp, Joe McPhee, Nicola Hein, Dave Liebman, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Joëlle Léandre
, Kommissar Hjuler, Thurston Moore, Sabir Mateen, Jim O'Rourke
, and Mat Maneri.
The Snobs was formed by brothers Mad Rabbit (singer, producer) and Duck Feeling (multi-instrumentalist) near Paris, France in the 2000s. They self-released a few albums before A Life Aglow
(Bam Balam Records, 2018), a full-length record drawing influences from
the psychedelic sixties (The Zombies, Pink Floyd), post-punk (Siouxsie
& The Banshees, Wire) and krautrock (Can, Neu!).
In the 2010s, The Snobs worked with new-yorker poet Steve Dalachinsky
They recorded three collaborative albums and played about ten concerts
together with a little help from Devil Sister and Fuzzy Weasel on stage.
Their final record Pretty In The Morning
(Bisou Records, 2019) was recorded live by all five artists.
Mad Rabbit makes short-movies influenced by Buster Keaton and
American film noir, music videos and trippy screen projections for The
Snobs' live performances.
Duck Feeling writes books (such as Bitches Brew ou le jazz
, David Bowie, l'avant-garde pop
and Sonic Youth
published by Le Mot et le Reste) and articles (in journals
like Analyse Musicale
, Impro Jazz
) about pop, rock and
jazz. He also released a few solo albums.