Books, The - Though For Food

Unusual pop/song-oriented music by two guys that use a lot of instruments simply but creatively (the main instruments of these two is guitar and cello/violin), and a lot of other sounds too. "This weird and wonderful collaboration between guitarist Nick Zammuto and violinist Paul de Jong took many by surprise in 2002. The Books' method is relatively simple: Zammuto and de Jong combine guitar, violin, and the occasional banjo or cello with sounds from their extensive sample libraries. The input seems almost banal, but the music on Thought for Food is anything but. The Books have an uncanny knack for spinning straw into gold, transforming basic instrumental parts into deeply affecting compositions. Particularly noteworthy is their skill in weaving odd snippets into the fabric of the music. Everyone is inured to the "wacky vocal sample" at this stage in the game, but the Books incorporate strange references in an organic manner that feels inevitable but manages to sound new...."-Mark Richardson/All Music Guide
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