Nick Zammuto of experimental New York duo the Books has been releasing tracks since last summer with a new band simply titled Zammuto, including the Idiom Wind EP. Temporary Residence is proud to announce they will be releasing their self-titled début album on 30th April 2012.
Sprouting from the same mind that created the Books – one of the most acclaimed and innovative groups of the past decade – 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, 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 favour of an uncharacteristically confident, soaring delivery, often fuelled 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.
Making music that sounds and feels like no one else is nothing new for Zammuto, but making music that does not even sound like his own past is a whole other impressive feat in itself.
Nick Zammuto will be performing as part of the Bang On A Can AllStars at the Barbican on 20th March. The All-Stars give the world première performance of Field Recordings, a new evening-length project featuring music by Tyondai Braxton, Mira Calix, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Christian Marclay, Julia Wolfe, Nick Zammuto and Evan Ziporyn.
See here for more details – http://bangonacan.org/