Maniacal drummer Zach Hill, best known for his work in Hella, has announced a fall 2010 release for his second solo album, Face Tat (Sargent House). Hill continues his tradition of collaboration on the 13-track disc with a loaded roster of contributors, including Devendra Banhart, No Age, Guillermo Scott Herren (Prefuse 73), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Carson McWhirter (Hella), Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos, Bygones) and Robby Moncrieff (Raleigh Moncrieff).
According to Hill, “There’s an emphasis on experimenting with ‘destroying’ sounds so that the source of the melody, rhythms, vocals, etc. is not recognizable or traceable, and then building these things into abstract forms of pop music with conventional structures.”
Conversely, Hill admits there’s an element of preservation on Face Tat as well: “Lyrically…I like the idea of making these very real but obscure moments that are otherwise unknown or gone forever into their own weird little worlds.”
Face Tat will be available everywhere via Sargent House on October 19, 2010.
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