The Residents - Mark of the Mole Sightings - Cities of Straw Black Dice - Rodriguez Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan Death Grips - The Money Store Black Dice - Manoman Deerhoof - Breakup Song Death Grips - NO LOVE DEEP WEB
Post by Horned Gramma on Oct 1, 2012 15:29:43 GMT -5
Radar Bros. - And the Surrounding Mountains The Residents - Commercial Album Zach Hill - Face Tat Polaris - Music From the Adventures of Pete & Pete Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
That Death Grips sounds exactly the way the cover art would lead one to believe it might sound. Shit is fuckin' bonkers. And Face Tat -- if anyone wants to know what I'm talkin' about, Face Tat is what I'm talkin' about.
Glad to hear you talkin' 'bout Face Tat, Gramma, 'cause I definitely be talkin' 'bout Mark of the Mole. It takes some cojones to double down on Zach Hill albums, but if you're really feeling froggy you should check out his 8-minute epic 'Astrological Straits' (from the album of the same title) featuring Mr. Les Claypool slappin' da bass as he likes to do.
If you're digging Zach 100% in control of his own destiny, I recommend taking a step back from here and visiting his first (and arguably best) solo endeavors: Hella's Church Gone Wild, and the Holy Smokes' Masculine corn chips and Tallk to Your Kids About Gangs. These albums are the holy trinity for me. Church Gone Wild is Hella playing Zach Hill songs at Hella's peak in 2005. The Holy Smokes are his first extensive collaborative albums, and feature just as many weird-ass dudes as his "solo" albums do. Check it.
That bygones EP is the most out of place work in Zach's discography. I highly recommend the full length bygones album by-, which sounds nothing like that EP if you can imagine, but beware -- bygones is Zach with the guitarist from everyone's favorite Tera Melos! They work too well together.
Post by Horned Gramma on Oct 1, 2012 19:10:48 GMT -5
I totally forgot that you had given me that record until I finally got around to shelving all the LPs I pulled out during Animal Collective week and found it. I am wicked forgetful. I spaced on that copy of Subterranean Modern that badchoices found for me until yesterday, too, if that tells you anything.
You mentioned that Face Tat isn't necessarily the best entry point for Zach Hill; if there's a better one, I gotta know what it is because that shit is so totally my bag that it is ridiculous.
But if I was recommending a starting point I would have to say the predecessor to Church Gone Wild, The Devil Isn't Red. It's where they first get brown as fuck. There's even a standout track called 'Brown Metal'.
Then probably Team Sleep, and then The Ladies -- which I am well aware of your fondness for, and then the holy trinity.
Hella - Tripper Deerhoof - Breakup Song Black Dice - Cone Toaster Black Dice - Repo Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! Maserati - VII Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun Deerhoof - Offend Maggie Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Side 2 of the new Godspeed is fucking jaw droppingly phenomenal.
I have been getting downright religious with Repo lately. There are so many unique subtleties, even for a Black Dice record. And the 20-page art book that came with it definitely takes the cake for funniest collages I eva seen. It would be a pretty fucked up cake, naturally.