Snooks (Jim Shepard & Eric Svensson) I Unfinished Business LP
Snooks (Jim Shepard & Eric Svensson)
Available now is the much belated debut album of SnoOks, a selection of No Wave Synth Beat with spoken word and vocals, by Eric Svensson and the late Jim Shepard.
In the early 80's, when Jim was composing for his bands Vertical Slit and Skullbank, he got in touch with Eric (aka Doktor Liborius) who inspired him with his fresh experimental music and Jim suggested it could be a vehicle for his lyrics. They started exchanging recordings via mail, between Sweden and the US. Jim was ambitious about the collaboration, performed many of the selections live on stage on several occasions, and some drafts appeared on his solo albums later on. One could argue that he saved some of his most poetic work for this project. The release of an album was discussed, but it never happened as Jim went on to focus on his group V-3, and the SnoOks business was left unfinished.
This is the first official release with Jim Shepard since 1998, digitalized from the original tapes, remixed, remastered, and DMM pressed onto 140gr vinyl. A download code is included.