Zoon Van Snook is the alias of Bristol, UK’s Weirdsmith Alec Snook. Following keyboard and sampling duty for numerous experimental-indie bands in the south west of England (which included nationwide touring, festivals and support for such acts as: I Am Kloot, Skunk Anansie and BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe), the debut Zoon Van Snook 12” EP was released on the acclaimed Brighton label Cookshop at the end of 2008.
This garnered radio support from BBC’s Rob Da Bank + Tom Robinson and lead to his debut hour mix for Ninja Tune’s inimitable Solid Steel. Since then, his remix portfolio has included Fujiya & Miyagi, Ernest Gonzales, Lost Idol & James Yorkston, and has paved the way for collaborations with James Yuill, Daedelus, Grasscut, Minotaur Shock and many, many more.
Never afraid of a beguiling melody and always blurring the lines between experimental and the accessible, Zoon Van Snook produces evocative audio mosaics which offer something new & spellbinding with each and every listen.
The simplicity and subtle folk-ness with ‘Sculptress’ (taken from “(Falling From) The Nutty Tree”) offers the listener to lose themselves amongst the soft guitar / piano playing, while Fujiya & Miyagi’s / Yppah’s versions (taken from “(Remixes From) The Nutty Tree”) puts itself out amongst an early morning Balearic spread of Nutella on your toast and a bowl of Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes as a side offering. Packaged across an 11-track “treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen” barrage of xylophone, angel-twinkled diamonds, there is enough happiness here to do actual cartwheels to.
Mister Zoon Van Snook has blown up a balloon-ified winner.