Debut album from 1982 by former Lounge Lizards bass player & founding member STEVE PICCOLO, featuring bandmate EVAN LURIE plus G. LINDAHL.
A hidden gem of minimalist beauty, mixing a post-punk/DIY/lo-fi aesthetic with art-rock & spoken poetry.
Steve Piccolo has been in active since the mid-1970s in music, theater, performance art, sound installations, video and film soundtracks.
In 1979 he started with the Lurie brothers the 'fake jazz' / No Wave band the Lounge Lizards.
'Domestic Exile' was recorded one year after the seminal Lounge Lizards debut, at a time when Steve was living a schizophrenic existence: working at Wall Street by day and going to clubs and art spaces almost every evening (he was one of the artists filmed for the '135 Grand Street New York 1979' No Wave documentary).
The recording took place at the ZBS Foundation in New York, engineered by Bob Bielecki (a collaborator of Laurie Anderson and La Monte Young). Steve sang, played electric guitar, bass / double bass and percussion. He was joined by Lounge Lizards bandmate Evan Lurie on Farfisa keyboard (the same one he used on the first Lounge Lizards album) and G. Lindahl on synth.