Article for L.A. Music Blog
How is it possible to make experimental music look so easy? Well, maybe not easy, but sound collage act The Books‘ four studio recordings feature this atmospheric and strangely arousing style, utilizing loops and samples to the point of actually having emotionally-charged dexterity. It is music whether or not you think otherwise, and it has resulted in some of the most impressive and immersive “music” this reviewer has heard in my years listening to countless artists try and try again. While I may not get over the fact that the decade-old duo is no longer, I can find solace in knowing that one-half of The Books — handyman Nick Zammuto — has taken the necessary steps to form a new band and move on into deeper, even stranger directions...