If you’ve been over to Motherboard at any point in the last few days, your faith in the music video as its own freestanding art form has probably been re-affirmed: meet Zammuto, the eponymous project of ex-other half of The Books member Nick Zammuto. Listening to The Books it wasn’t hard to guess that these were two smart, analytically inclined dudes, but, now, looking above, we know for sure.
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The video for “Great Equator” was filmed with only microscopes (one dissecting and one scanning electron, if you understand what that means, or give a shit), and it’s insane. With hyper-close stills of insects, coins, an iPad, really anything you can think of, it’s a trip that will make you wish you paid more attention in high school biology.
“Great Equator” is coming off Anchor, Zammuto’s new LP, which drops September 2 on Temporary Residence Ltd.
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