Lost and Safe | The BooksFrom their self-issued CDRs through to this their third full album, The Books have always retained a distinctive sound that has been resolutely difficult to pin down. Easing off the cello that was so conspicuous on 'The Lemon of Pink', The Books have also chosen to forsake the beatific vocals of collaborator Anne Doerner and concentrate fully on those of Nick Zammuto. Collaging decontextualised auditory snippets and blending them into a miasma of warm instrumentation, 'Lost Safe' is on familiar territory with the opening 'A Little Longing Goes Away'. Undoubtedly the most proficient and pleasing example of The Books jumble-sale approach to sampling thus far is next up with 'Be Good to them Always', where syncopated Stockhausen click guitars clear the way for Steve Reich minimalism. With Zammuto dueting alongside the dead-pan government and news-cast samples "this great society is going smash As intense as a deserted library This item is to the best of our knowledge available to us from the supplier and should ship to you within the time-frame indicated.
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Their releases typically incorporated samples of obscure sounds and speech. Zammuto and de Jong first met in New York City in as they shared the same apartment building. Thought for Food was released on October 22, Shortly after the release of Thought for Food , the band relocated to North Adams, Massachusetts , near where Zammuto had graduated from Williams College in , studying chemistry and visual arts. Anne Doerner, a guest vocalist on the album, said the process was much more arduous than the recording of Thought for Food , with Zammuto working on the album for five straight months. The Lemon of Pink was released to critical acclaim  on October 7,
After two records of democratic production and sampled voices arranged inside compositions for sliced-and-diced guitar, banjo, and cello, the Books make vocals and song structures this LP's centerpiece. Over two albums, the Books have plucked sampled voices from their original context and arranged them inside simple compositions for sliced-and-diced guitar, banjo, and cello. They've taken moments of contemplation-- when one understands something on an emotional level but can't quite articulate his thoughts-- and dressed it up in a melodic frame. By transmitting at the frequency of pre-conscious association and intuition, Thought for Food and The Lemon of Pink were immediately accessible despite absences of obvious reference points. Both records felt like gifts, demanding little from the listener but paying out handsomely. With their fresh sound and economic construction the first two releases were each under 40 minutes , the Books did well to stick to a similar template on back-to-back records. But in preparing for their third album, one senses Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong felt as if they'd mastered this approach and needed to try something different.