The Books

In conjunction with Vinyl Me, Please’s record of the month, The Lemon of Pink, we produced a short documentary exploring the Books’ inception and subsequent split.

Directed by Andrew Sales, ALEATORIC tells the story of the Books’ Paul de Jong and Nick Zammuto’s fruitful partnership. Two separate existences come together in split screen–Paul, the “mad scientist” milling around his massive sample library, and Nick, the homesteader, against the sprawling landscape of Vermont. This bittersweet study of their collaboration illustrates how, at one point, these two halves created a perfect and volatile balance.