Zach Hill! now with more arms than the hindu goddess Kali!

May 1, 2009

zach hill bleeding all up on his snare piece

zach hill bleeding all up on his snare piece

 

The ridiculously talented Zach Hill (of Hella fame) has been a busy man with a trash load of new projects.  All of which beg to answer the question, do we really need this much Zach Hill (short answer “yes please”)  As is the case sometimes with spreading yourself thin it has yet to be seen if the four albums he has coming out this year will be quality performances but he has never been one to disappoint.

CHLL PLL – includes members of Danava and Prints.  Not sure what to expect from this as i haven’t listened to either band or posted mp3 on their myspace.

 

El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – Group that is the core of Mars Volta and also part of Hella. Ive listened to the album and its just not compelling enough for me to comment in depth without more listens.  Although typical of the Volta boys, it sounds like Zach and Hella bass man Jonathan Hischke are holding down the fort for Lopez’ solo fest and Cedric Bixler’s crazy high pitched rants.

 

Diamond Watch Wrists – The second release from Prefuse 73 and Zach Hill.  A very interesting mix of odd pop and drums.  While not a complete drum fest as many would assume it is a very pretty album that is really starting to grow on me. review to come.

 

Bygones – Last and certainly not least this is Nick from Tera Melos and…yepp you know who.  This seems to be the most promising and organic of the four as both parent bands have similar sounds.  The two tracks ive heard are really special and its clear that these two fit well as players. This is going to be a rifftastic album. 

 

In closing you should certainly check out Hella if you haven’t already. its mandatory listening for fans of math rock or fun or life.

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