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Chronique d'Albatross

Worthy of everyone's careful attention is ALBATROSS, the intriguing new album from bizarre French duo The Snobs, two brothers who go by the nom de guerres of Duck Feeling and Mad Rabbit. The Snobs' manage to infuse their highly melodic and masterfully choral music with all kinds of Faustian clatter and Neu/Can inspired workouts, yet never approach homage because they always keep you guessing. For example, one song commences like ODESSEY & ORACLE-period Zombies doing the Beach Boys "A Day in the Life of a Tree", then percolates through low church rumbling into a headlong post-Glam charge via Eno's motorik "Third Uncle". Both brothers exhibit such extreme confidence that this fabulous record is chock full o'wild guitar mangling moments, monumentally twatted freakouts, and heightened areas of High Contrast euphoria. Score this sucker from these druids by contacting them direct at duckfeeling@yahoo.fr, or through www.myspace/thesnobsdustbin.

Julian Cope