This morning I heard a report on our local public radio station, WFCR, about a music group called The Books. I’d never heard of them before, but they sound pretty cool. It’s a duo who use various found audio sources and mix it with original guitar and cello compositions. The few tracks they played in the report were neat, such as a piece that uses audio from several different self-help tapes, or a tape of an argument between some kids paired with very strident music. I’d link to the radio story, but it doesn’t seem to be online as yet. If it gets posted over the weekend, I’ll update here with the link.
It’s definitely a group I’ll be looking more into.