Zach Hill

Zach Hill Discography

Albums

S41 Zach Hill & Holy Smokes Zach Hill & Holy Smokes - Masculine Drugs/Destroying Yourself Is Too Accessible(CD, Album, Boo) Suicide Squeeze S41 US 2004 Sell This Version
GER069, GER069CD Zach Hill And Mick Barr Zach Hill And Mick Barr - Shred Earthship(CD, Album) 5 Rue Christine, 5 Rue Christine GER069, GER069CD US 2006 Sell This Version
Zach Hill And Mick Barr Zach Hill And Mick Barr - Volume 2 Rock Is Hell Records Austria 2007 Sell This Version
Zach Hill Astrological Straits (Album) Anticon US 2008 Sell This Version
Robby Moncrieff Featuring Zach Hill Robby Moncrieff Featuring Zach Hill - Who Do You Think You Aren't? (Album) Porter Records US 2010 Sell This Version
Zach Hill Face Tat (Album) Sargent House US 2010 Sell This Version
Weiss* / Cameron* / Hill* Weiss* / Cameron* / Hill* - Drumgasm Jackpot Records (3) US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NA + ZH CD-R #1 No Age and Zach Hill No Age and Zach Hill - Flannel Graduate(CDr, EP) Not On Label NA + ZH CD-R #1 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
none Xach Hill* Lil Scuzzy(10", Cat) Altamont none US 2011 Sell This Version

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nondor

nondor

September 29, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
Probably the best drummer alive or possible, not that we're "counting".
YES, Mike Mangini played EXACTLY 1200 64th notes in a pressroll on digital counter-pad making him the (irrefutably) fastest
BUT
no one can out-dedicate Zach, who seems to hav steered a mad-scientist-degree ov perkuss-o-fatuation out from an unglamorous Obsessiv-Compulsiv Disorder and into an incomparably full-blown percussomania so total as to be actually, and famously, killing him.
The shittiest drumset abusable is made to sound like the taj mafuckinghal under his woeful duress.
His flams hav flams.
Tendonitis FEARS HIM.
His natural default pulse is the 32nd note which makes his beat-spraying vitriol inherently biomech; you could switch his "drums" out with cardboard boxes as he channelled an eight-armed grandfather-clock automaton writ weird and there would be no timbral loss in the delivery, so focused ar his impacts. I don't even think Zach PLAYS BEATS, I get the impression he's not even "playing", (more like "invoking" or "working"?) and regardless ov the verbs he conjugates the result would be closer described as the FORMATION ov BARRAGES.
I hav never seen any drummer able to rotate a meter around his limbs, (both hands to hand-foot, to both feet, to to other-foot-hand and back again) with his proficiency: it seems like every possible beat combination has been tried forward and backward.
Assigning his metrical properties with a designation like "blastbeats" seems redundant; in the gnarl'd hands ov this blastbeast there never was any other KIND (ov "beat"). His songwriting and composition exhibits a similarly-rich quality of idiosyncrasy, of a deeply personal aesthetic unhindered by exterior influence; it reminds me ov Brian Eno's early solo work, not because it sounds like that, but because, like Eno's early work, it only sounds like itself and none other and there's a DISTINKT tonality and a sonic center that would rear its unmistakeable head independent ov the particulars ov a chosen instrumentation or an enlisted engineer or an assigned treatment.
I might be convinced that Zach Hill is the most biomech ov us all because the INHUMAN degree ov his olympic performance rigor seems to be characteristically defined by the constant reminder that he is NOT A MACHINE, or, mor precisely, that his Machine, being sarcoplasmic, is unable to SUSTAIN the mechanical intensity his endurance demands ov it.
A true GENIUS ov INJURY.

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