Nick Zammuto was once part of the indie band The Books and makes his solo debut with "Anchor". Zammuto wrote, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered the whole record on her own, with a little vocal help from a lady who listens to the beautiful name Daniela Gesundheit and works full-time in the band Snowblink. The result sounds unfortunately (or perhaps luckily?) actually like at home in the cellar recorded. Rugged, unfinished, fragmentary, so it breathes, as they say so beautifully, the spirit of the unfinished. That would certainly be a lot of fun if Zammuto, as his record company rightly points out, not only gave his compositions a lot of room to breathe, but perhaps also added some groundbreaking ideas to them. Unfortunately, he succeeds far too seldom in the course of the album. And that's why "Anchor" has become a charming, quite atmospheric, but unfortunately also somewhat monotonous album.
Top track: Good Graces