Back in 2012, the experimental folk duo, The Books, composed of Nick Zummuto and cellist Paul de Jong quietly disbanded to the disappoint of their cult fanbase. Luckily, this was not the end of the musical endeavors of Nick, as he formed his own group named appropriately as Zammuto and released a self-titled record.
Now, two years later, Zammuto returns with their sophomore record Anchor. Similar to its debut predecessor, Anchor is an album that showcases Zammuto‘s ability to intermarry and homogenize the disparate sounds of electronic glitches and a more expansive rock sound. There’s also enough of the eccentricities within the music that recalls Nick’s history with The Books. Dizzying, scratchy, and supported by the lovely vocals of Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink, Anchor is a refreshing take on experimental rock.
Check out the video for lead single Great Equator embedded below.
Zammuto – Anchor comes out 9/2 via Temporary Residence (order here)