Click the widget above and grab a full stream of the new Zammuto EP, Idiom Wind. Zammuto is, of course, Nick Zammuto of the experimental music duo the Books. This new EP is out now via the UK label Make Mine, and features an exciting combination of original instrumentation, samples, and noise.
The Books’ late album, which was one of my favorite albums of 2010, was a surprising turn for the duo considering the increased use in vocals–not sampled, of course–in the music. Zammuto seems to be heading further down that road with his solo material.
With “Idiom Wind,” I can’t say much other than this: I find this song to be really beautiful. The swelling throbs of strings, dry drums, and the earnest vocals just come together into something warm, pretty, and well-arranged. I’m excited to hear what else Zammuto’s got coming down the pipe now!
This project also got some tour dates line up for 2012. Check ‘em:
Feb 3: Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA
Feb 4: 92YTribeca, New York, NY
Feb 6: Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA