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Zammuto- "Idiom Wind"

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Nick Zammuto, one half of the experimental music duo the Books, is releasing some solo material this December via a new single on Make Mine.

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