Sprouting from the same mind that created the Books - one of the most acclaimed and innovative groups of the past decade - Nick Zammuto is set to begin a new cycle with the release the self-titled debut album of an entirely new band, aptly titled Zammuto, on April 3rd 2012, via Temporary Residence Ltd.
Zammuto – Idiom Wind EP – Make Mine, London UK by zammuto
Zammuto marks a deep reinvention of the highly detailed, genre-defying spirit that made seminal albums such as The Lemon of Pink and The Way Out possible. Given the Books’ success as an experimental collage-pop project, founder and namesake Nick Zammuto could have comfortably extended that thread. Instead he has given us a record that is progressive and forward-looking, intense and driven, with hugely varied rhythms and melodies. The whispered, folksy vocals that became a trademark of the Books are for the most part shed in favor of an uncharacteristically confident, soaring delivery, often fueled by a wide array of vocal effects. The result is a man-machine sensitivity that ultimately enhances the songs’ emotional intensity. With dense and beautiful string arrangements by Gene Back (the Books) and brain-warping drum performances by Sean Dixon, the radical and varied sound of Zammuto leaps out of speakers with a searing directness.
Zammuto will be marking their live debut with select East Coast shows this February (dates below), with SXSW performance plans to be announced in the near future.
2/3/12 Mass Moca North Adams, MA
2/4/12 92YTribeca New York, NY
2/6/12 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
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