The Books Spill Details of Highly Anticipated New Album
It's been four years since sound collagists the Books released their last proper LP, 2005's Lost and Safe, but Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong are "well underway" with the as-yet-untitled follow-up, due early next year. The long gestation process makes sense considering the painstaking work required for each of their found-sound tracks, which are usually made up of tons of tiny samples from all sorts of unique and/or forgotten sources.
"We started collecting audio tapes and video tapes on our last tour and we came home with a mountain of stuff-- around 4000 tapes," said Zammuto in a recent phone interview. "There's an unbelievable amount of treasure to go through, and that's what we've been up to over the past few years."
The duo are set to show off about a half dozen new compositions on a two-week tour of the U.S. next month, each one paired with exacting, synchronized videos that are often as impressive as the music itself. Click on for details about the new record (including a song based on Talkboy tapes) and some insight into how these guys distill thousands of hours of found material into something that's not only enjoyable but enlightening... - Pitchfork
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