Astrological Straits (Double)
Released on August 12, 2009
Astrological Straits is the debut solo album from Zach Hill,
drummer for Northern California noise-rock outfit Hella.
Considered one of the most innovative drummers in
modern music, Hill has spent the past year working on
Astrological Straits as well as touring and recording with
Marnie Stern. For this album, he enlisted a number of
former recording partners and invited several new ones.
Guests contributing to Astrological Straits include Les
Claypool, Chino Moreno, No Age’s Randy Randall and
Dean Spunt, !!!/LCD Soundsystem’s Tyler Pope, Marco
Benevento, Prints’ Zac Nelson, Marnie Stern, The Flying
Luttenbacher’s Jonathon Hicshke, Satori/RX Bandit’s
Steve Borth, The Advantage’s Robbie Moncrief, Them
Hills’ Dan Elkan, and Hella bandmates Carson McWhirter
and Josh Hill.
The double-LP version of Astrological Straights, licensed
by Anticon from Ipecac Recordings, comes packaged in a
high quality, heavy-stock jacket.