A tough one to track down, this, but well worth the effort, for Los Angeles’ Todd Drootin is a genius. Vaulting praise, but entirely warranted, because here Books seems to take his inspiration from libraries, creating music based around both the punctuation and the plot he’s found in any random tome. The savagery of his electronic percussion echoes commas, colons and full-stops, guiding the listener through his dense (entirely instrumental) narrative, taking you by the hand into a cold, hard underworld where nothing is as it seems and danger lurks around every corner. Love electronica? Love Books On Tape. Hate electronica? STILL love Books On Tape.