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Fashion on Film: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

A second biopic exploring the (love) life of saucy temptress Mademoiselle Coco Chanel hits the cinema this week. It's a feast for the eyes and a glorious romp through the fashion archives, unsurprisingly…

Written by Matt Bramford


It's nigh-on impossible to define The Books, approved or the genre of music that they create. Because they are relying on an ever changing source of material as their inspiration, so too does their music morph and flow into new directions and styles; a constant evolution of sounds. If pressed, you could say that they were a 'folktronica' band, but even then, this doesn't deal with the complexities of their music. Building a track out of a computer can sometimes render a song as cold and clinical as the software on which it was created, but The Books have a warmth and deftness of touch that permeates through their work and makes each song seem human. It's no coincidence then that the men behind The Books, Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong are both highly attuned to their surroundings, appreciating and needing to be immersed in the natural world in order to do what they do. I caught up with the both of them on the phone; I was sat in noisy old Brick Lane, they were calling from their homes in New York State. I was a little jealous.

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