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Zammuto

Zammuto

Zammuto

Guitarist Nick Zammuto, formerly of avant-garde sound collage duo The Books, with a new band and a similarly experimental debut

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Temporary Residence
UK Release date
10/04/2012
US Release date
03/04/2012
  1. 9.0 |   Bowlegs

    Pieces are structured, non-repetitive and engrossing to listen to. And joy of joys, there are even songs with lyrics which are smart
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  2. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    The album is a statement of self-sufficiency born of creative tensions, between man and woman, people and land, performance and recording. Within these dualities, Zammuto has created something whole
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  3. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Zammuto blasts us with musical particles in narrow, swarming beams; each grain rendered with hallucinatory clarity. The overriding emphasis is on energetic, complexly metered percussion
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  4. 8.0 |   Prefix

    For all of Zammuto's vocal and percussive tomfoolery, it has an emotional core. These tracks are ardent and expressive when many current electronic musicians obfuscate or drench their messages in pretension
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  5. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    I loved The Books – they were one of my favourite groups of the last decade – but this new venture provides an exciting, if slightly more conventional, proposition for their fans
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  6. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Better to mine Zammuto's musical depths than its semantics – because while nothing quite meets the precedent set by the first track, the album is a bracing adventure in texture
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  7. 7.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    These are not only triumphs of the studio, but also of the song
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  8. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Genuine, unvarnished emotion
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  9. 7.0 |   Pop Matters

    While the album has its flaws in terms of consistency and clarity of concept, the most captivating songs speak to the incredible potential of the project, and are among the more engaging that I’ve heard in quite some time
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  10. 7.0 |   music OMH

    A series of well crafted songs shaped by a band on top form
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