Aside from performing in the sonic collage duo the Books, Nick Zammuto recorded computer-based music on the side under his surname. Zammuto's first albums were atmospheric, starting with 2000's Willscher and the 2001 triple CD-R Solutiore of Stareau. These early works were ambient, hypnotic, and glitchy. However, over time, playing with the Books encouraged Zammuto to branch out and incorporate live instrumentation. After a stopgap to concentrate on the Books' The Way Out, Zammuto returned with a self-titled album for Temporary Residence. For 2012's Zammuto, he incorporated a four-piece rock setup: Zammuto played guitar supported by his bassist brother Mikey, drummer Sean Dixon, and multi-instrumentalist Gene Back. He followed in 2014 with Anchor, a more spacious effort that included guest vocals from Snowblink singer Daniela Gesundheit. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi