Early this year, Nick Zammuto surprised fans and critics
with his announcement that he was closing the book on The Books, his
avant sonic collage project with Paul de Jong and a variety of
For nearly 10 years, the duo of Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong, known collectively as The Books, has pursued a singular and almost unclassifiable musical direction. Combining Brian Eno’s Ambient sound, found-sound elements and warped Indie Rock sensibilities, The Books’ discography is a sonic collage of skewed beauty and intelligence.