The Books (American duo, formed in New York City in 1999)

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The Books were an American duo, formed in New York City in 1999, consisting of guitarist and vocalist Nick Zammuto and cellist Paul de Jong. Their releases typically incorporated samples of obscure sounds and speech. They released three critically acclaimed albums on the German label Tomlab, and released their fourth studio album, The Way Out, on Temporary Residence Limited in July 2010.

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Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Thought for Food 5 3
2003 The Lemon of Pink 5 3
2005 Lost and Safe 4.35 3
2010 The Way Out 3 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2007 Playall 1

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title RatingReleases
2010 FACT Mix 173: The Books 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2006 Music for a French Elevator and Other Short Format Oddities by the Books 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2012 A Dot In Time 1

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