Friday, September 18, 2009


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Earlier this week, Thomas chatted with Nick and Paul of The Books, who will be playing the Luminary Center for the Arts on September 20th (that's this Sunday, y'all). They discussed how and where the two find their samples, the impact of geography and hypnotherapy on their music, and hell, THE NATURE OF MUSIC ITSELF. An interesting and enlightening interview, which you can download RIGHT HERE.

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At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Tara said...

I saw this show. It was the second time I have seen the Books. The Books are the best live act I have ever seen.

This show was not quite as good as the first time I saw them (though still amazing) - a shortcoming that I accredit to the fact that they performed mostly in the dark, with the focal point of their performance being the projection screen on which they cast collaged film/images that go with their music. Without them visible on a stage, I felt the Books were cheated out of the recognition they deserve as musicians. You don't realize until you see them live how much of their sound is actually them (vocals, instrumentals), rather than what many assume to be noise from external video and music clips or digital production. They are just a very talented duo.

Their music and their performances are one-of-a-kind experiences that leave you in complete awe of the genius behind the Books. To put in the simplest terms I can, these gentlemen understand beauty and can with a song make you feel a single raw emotion. Then they perform another song and do it all over again.


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