It's not unusual for artists to utilize found objects in their work. But there is something quite interesting in the case of Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong. Performing under the moniker of the Books, the duo scours garage sales and thrift stores looking for "found sounds" to mix with their music and then electronically manipulate to create a unique audio experience.
In the words of Filter magazine: "This electronic-folk duo, in the likeness of Bohemian hedonists, turns meticulous attention-to-detail into bounding creativity -- and something unequivocally bookish."
Treat yourself to an audio and visual experience when the Books perform at 8 tonight in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). Tickets are $17 at the door.
-- Toni Ruberto