Hella’s music has always been bursting with massive colours and on Zach Hill’s new solo outing the splash of purples and greens and yellows and reds is more vibrant than ever. It alternates screams and ruptures with joy, a wacked-out frenzy of percussion and out of kilter vocals and everything; it’s everywhere at once, though you wouldn’t win any points for guessing that Hill’s part in Hella was as their drummer, because Astrological Straits, his new solo album, is certainly heavy on the percussion. They pummel, for sure, but those strange melodies scream past at such a speed they're blinding bright.
[Zach Hill MySpace]
[Buy Astrological Straits from Anticon]