Although the deranged duo of Spencer Seim and Zach Hill (known collectively as Hella) have not put anything to tape since last year's There's No 666 in Outer Space, Seim himself has finally emerged from the alternate dimension in which they exist to record a new album all on his own. The curious name he has chosen for this project is sBACH (Skid Row reference or coincidence? You decide).
If you are at all familiar with Seim's work on the latter half of Hella's 2005 double album Church Gone Wild / Chirpin' Hard, you'll have a pretty good idea of what this sounds like. Basically it's all of the chaos and experimental insanity of Hella, minus Hill's warp speed drumming, but with plenty of 8-bit synthesizer added on top. I'm sure it'll be a bit too grating for some listeners, but somehow I found myself hooked within the first couple of tracks. Now if we could just get Seim back together with The Advantage for another album of good old-fashioned NES covers, life would be pretty much perfect. sBACH will be released on August 19th via Suicide Squeeze Records.
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