Math rock is a style of indie rock that emerged in the late 1980s in the United States, influenced by post-hardcore, progressive rock bands such as King Crimson, 20th century minimal music composers such as Steve Reich. Math rock is characterized by complex, atypical rhythmic structures, odd time signatures, angular melodies, extended dissonant, chords, it bears similarities to post-rock. Whereas most rock music uses a 4/4 meter, math rock uses non-standard time signatures such as 7/8, 11/8, or 13/8, or features changing meters based on various groupings of 2 and 3; this rhythmic complexity, seen as mathematical in character by many listeners and critics, is what gives the genre its name. The sound is dominated by guitars and drums as in traditional rock, because of the complex rhythms, the drums section of math rock groups tend to be more salient than in other genres, it is commonplace to find guitarists in math rock groups using the tapping technique of guitar playing, loop pedals are incorporated, as by the band Battles.
Guitars are often played in clean tones more than in other upbeat rock songs, but some groups use distortion. Lyrics are not the focus of math rock. Vocals are not overdubbed, are positioned low in the mix, as in the recording style of Steve Albini, or Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller. Many of math rock's most famous groups are instrumental such as Don Caballero or Hella, though both have experimented with singing to varying degrees; the term math rock has been passed off as a joke that has developed into what some believe is a musical style. An advocate of this is Matt Sweeney, singer with Chavez, who themselves were linked to the math rock scene. A significant intersection exists between math rock and emo, exemplified by bands such as Tiny Moving Parts or American Football, whose sound has been described as "twinkly, mathy rock, a sound that became one of the defining traits of the emo scene throughout the 2000s." The Canadian punk rock group Nomeansno have been cited by music critics as a "secret influence" on math rock, predating much of the genre's development by more than a decade.
An more avant-garde group of the same era, featured the guitarist Fred Frith and the bassist Bill Laswell. With some influence from the rapid-fire energy of punk, Massacre's influential music used complex rhythmic characteristics. Black Flag's 1984 album, My War included unusual polyrhythms. Bands such as Because of Ghosts, The Sinking Citizenship, My Disco emerged in the early 2000s in Melbourne; the European math rock scene started in the late 90s to early 2000, including bands such as Adebisi Shank, The Redneck Manifesto, Three Trapped Tigers and This Town Needs Guns and Uzeda. Foals was formed in 2005; the most significant Japanese groups include Ruins, Zeni Geva, Aburadako and Doom. Yona-Kit is a collaboration between Japanese and U. S. musicians. Other Japanese groups which incorporate math rock in their music include Ling Tosite Sigure, Zazen Boys and Mouse on the Keys. Skin Graft Records and Tzadik Records have released Japanese math rock albums in the United States; the city of Pittsburgh is home to Don Caballero, whose drummer, Damon Che, is involved with the international math rock band Bellini as well as Tabula Rasa, Knot Feeder.
Bands from Washington, D. C. include The Dismemberment Plan, Shudder to Think, Faraquet, 1.6 Band, Autoclave Jawbox, Circus Lupus. Polvo of Chapel Hill, North Carolina is considered math rock, although the band has disavowed that categorization. In California, math rock groups from San Diego include Upsilon Acrux, Drive Like Jehu, Antioch Arrow, Tristeza, No Knife, Heavy Vegetable, Sleeping People, Tera Melos, Chon. Northern California was the base of Game Theory and The Loud Family, both led by Scott Miller, said to "tinker with pop the way a born mathematician tinkers with numbers"; the origin of Game Theory's name is mathematical, suggesting a "nearly mathy" sound cited as "IQ rock." By the turn of the 21st century, most of the generation bands such as Sweep the Leg Johnny had disbanded and the genre had been roundly disavowed by most bands labeled with the "math rock" moniker. Bands in the late 90's and 2000s, such as This Town Needs Guns and American Football, began combining math rock and emo, creating a much more vocally oriented sound.
In the mid-2000s, many math rock bands enjoyed renewed popularity. Slint and Chavez embarked on reunion tours, while Shellac toured and released their first album in seven years. Don Caballero reunited with a new lineup and released an album in 2006, while several of its original members joined new projects, such as the band Knot Feeder. Dale, P.. Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment and the Punk Underground. Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series. Taylor & Francis. P. pt237–. ISBN 978-1-317-18024-1. Eberhart, Max. "Calculating the Influence of Math Rock". The Santa Clara. Retrieved October 3, 2016. Math Rock at AllMusic
Alexis Gideon is a visual artist, director and performer best known for his animated video operas. In 2013, Manhattan’s New Museum of Contemporary Art paired Gideon with William Kentridge in a joint program. Gideon has performed his video operas over 350 times at various venues including Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Institute of Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Wexner Center for the Arts, Times Zone Festival, Centre d'Art Bastille, Baltimore Museum of Art. Gideon is notable for his fusion of music, visuals and mythology. Gideon's work is in the collection of the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY, the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas as well as in the Debra & Dennis Scholl Collection in Miami, Florida. Gideon has been cited as both in the US and internationally.
Gideon was raised in New York City. He graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. Gideon attended Wesleyan University under the mentorships of Anthony Braxton and Neely Bruce, graduating in 2003 with a major in musical composition and performance. In 2003, Gideon formed the experimental performance art band Princess with Michael O’Neill while living in Chicago. Gideon began producing music as a solo artist in 2006, released two solo albums, he is a multi-instrumentalist, switches between guitar, horns and electronic instruments while performing. He has toured nationally with Dan Deacon. In 2008, Gideon released Video Musics; the piece would become the first in a series of three animated operas that feature multicultural literary texts as their starting point. Music 2005 Princess CD 2007 Welcome Song CD 2008 Flight of the Liophant CD Animated Video Operas 2008 Video Musics Video Musics. Thematically based in Hungarian folk tales, the work combines a number of drawing and animation techniques with recorded music and live performance.
Gideon toured the 20-minute piece for two months throughout the United States and Europe, including performances at The Baltimore Museum of Art and Fleche D’Or.2010 Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong Video Musics II: Sun-WuKong is an hour-long piece is based on the 16th Century Chinese novel Journey to the West. It has been performed live over 100 times in nine countries at venues including SUNY Stony Brook and Sudpol; the Confucius Institute of Portland State University sponsored multiple performances. Gideon was awarded a project grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council of Oregon to create the piece.2012 Video Musics III: Floating Oceans Video Musics III: Floating Oceans is a reworking of the metaphysical works of Lord Dunsany and draws from An Experiment with Time by J. W. Dunne, both early 20th century Irish writers; the piece uses stop-motion animation exclusively. Cynthia Star, who co-animated Video Musics II with Gideon, was Artistic Director; the 40-minute film toured as a live performance internationally.
It has been performed 70 times including at Manhattan's New Museum for Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The Regional Arts & Culture Council of Oregon awarded Gideon his second project grant to create the piece.2015 The Crumbling The Crumbling is a 21-minute stop-motion animation video opera set in a dream-like mythic town following the trials of an apprentice librarian as she tries to save her city from crumbling down around her. The piece explores the importance of word and symbol in a decaying culture, as well as the marginalization and persecution of people based on heritage, race or belief, all, lost in such persecution; the Crumbling takes a modern and innovative form, while drawing from ancient texts and esoterica such as the Kabbalah, Hermeticism of ancient Egypt, the mystical beliefs of Hildegard of Bingen, Alchemy of the 16th Century, the mid 19th Century occult beliefs of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. During screenings, the film is accompanied by live musical performance.
The live music mirrors the action and the animated characters' mouths are in sync with the sung lyrics. Gideon received an artist-in-residence grant to complete the project from the Investing in Professional Artists Program, a partnership between the Heinz Endowments and the Pittsburgh Foundation. Gideon's The Crumbling has been compared to the work of artist Matthew Barney.2016 The Comet and the Glacier The Comet and the Glacier is a multi-media performance piece with an accompanying four-channel video installation. Combining installation, video, animation, clay reliefs, paintings on glass, The Comet and the Glacier is a meditation on memory as a creative act, it was commissioned by Locust Projects in Miami, FL and premiered there November 19, 2016 followed by performances November 28, 29, December 1, 2, 3rd and 4th, 2016 for Art Basel Miami Week. The exhibition ran from November 19, 2016 through January 21, 2017. At the center of the exhibition is a multi-layered narrative surrounding a peculiar, fictional book titled The Almanac: an unpublished, nineteenth-century manuscript written by the imaginary Swiss author Fredrick Otto B
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product, the sixth largest population, the 25th largest land area of all U. S. states. Illinois is noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, natural resources such as coal and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population; the Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports.
Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics. The capital of Illinois is Springfield, located in the central part of the state. Although today's Illinois' largest population center is in its northeast, the state's European population grew first in the west as the French settled the vast Mississippi of the Illinois Country of New France. Following the American Revolutionary War, American settlers began arriving from Kentucky in the 1780s via the Ohio River, the population grew from south to north. In 1818, Illinois achieved statehood. Following increased commercial activity in the Great Lakes after the construction of the Erie Canal, Chicago was founded in the 1830s on the banks of the Chicago River at one of the few natural harbors on the southern section of Lake Michigan. John Deere's invention of the self-scouring steel plow turned Illinois's rich prairie into some of the world's most productive and valuable farmland, attracting immigrant farmers from Germany and Sweden.
The Illinois and Michigan Canal made transportation between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River valley faster and cheaper, new railroads carried immigrants to new homes in the country's west and shipped commodity crops to the nation's east. The state became a transportation hub for the nation. By 1900, the growth of industrial jobs in the northern cities and coal mining in the central and southern areas attracted immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe. Illinois was an important manufacturing center during both world wars; the Great Migration from the South established a large community of African Americans in the state, including Chicago, who founded the city's famous jazz and blues cultures. Chicago, the center of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, is now recognized as a global alpha-level city. Three U. S. presidents have been elected while living in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Barack Obama. Additionally, Ronald Reagan, whose political career was based in California, was born and raised in the state.
Today, Illinois honors Lincoln with its official state slogan Land of Lincoln, displayed on its license plates since 1954. The state is the site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and the future home of the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. "Illinois" is the modern spelling for the early French Catholic missionaries and explorers' name for the Illinois Native Americans, a name, spelled in many different ways in the early records. American scholars thought the name "Illinois" meant "man" or "men" in the Miami-Illinois language, with the original iliniwek transformed via French into Illinois; this etymology is not supported by the Illinois language, as the word for "man" is ireniwa, plural of "man" is ireniwaki. The name Illiniwek has been said to mean "tribe of superior men", a false etymology; the name "Illinois" derives from the Miami-Illinois verb irenwe·wa - "he speaks the regular way". This was taken into the Ojibwe language in the Ottawa dialect, modified into ilinwe·.
The French borrowed these forms, changing the /we/ ending to spell it as -ois, a transliteration for its pronunciation in French of that time. The current spelling form, began to appear in the early 1670s, when French colonists had settled in the western area; the Illinois's name for themselves, as attested in all three of the French missionary-period dictionaries of Illinois, was Inoka, of unknown meaning and unrelated to the other terms. American Indians of successive cultures lived along the waterways of the Illinois area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans; the Koster Site demonstrates 7,000 years of continuous habitation. Cahokia, the largest regional chiefdom and urban center of the Pre-Columbian Mississippian culture, was located near present-day Collinsville, Illinois, they built an urban complex of more than 100 platform and burial mounds, a 50-acre plaza larger than 35 football fields, a woodhenge of sacred cedar, all in a planned design expressing the culture's cosmology.
Monks Mound, the center of the site, is the largest Pre-Columbian structure north of the Valley of Mexico. It is 100 feet high, 951 feet long, 836 feet wide, covers 13.8 acres. It contains about 814,000 cubic yards of earth, it was topped by a structure thought to have measured about 105 feet in length and 48 feet in width, covered an area 5,000 square feet, been as much as 50 feet high, making its peak 150 feet above the level of the pl
Ryan Duncan is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward. He is playing for EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League. Duncan played four seasons with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux where in 2007, he won the Hobey Baker Award and was named the WCHA Player of the Year. Undrafted, Duncan signed an Amateur Tryout Contract with the New York Islanders on April 8, 2009, played two games for their American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, he signed with EC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria on May 12, 2009. In two seasons with Salzburg, Duncan mirrored each year in claiming the Austrian Championship and finishing as the Red Bulls second leading scorer. On September 7, 2011, Duncan returned to North American and signed a one-year deal with AHL club, the Portland Pirates, he remained without an NHL offer. On April 19, 2012, he signed a one-year contract for a second tenure in the Austrian League with EC Red Bull Salzburg. On July 4, 2013, Duncan signed a contract in a neighbouring league in Germany, on a one-year deal with EHC Red Bull München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.
In the 2013–14 season, Duncan established a scoring role in team and contributed with 12 goals and 32 points in 49 games. On June 17, 2014, Duncan opted to remain within the Red Bull sponsored teams, in returning to Salzburg for a third time, on a one-year contract. Ryan Duncan career statistics at EliteProspects.com Ryan Duncan career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
In Norse mythology, Hyrrokkin is a giantess. She appears to be depicted on one of the surviving stones from the Hunnestad Monument near Marsvinsholm, Sweden called DR 284, it is told in Snorri Sturluson's Gylfaginning that at Baldr's funeral his wife Nanna died of grief and was placed alongside him on his pyre, thus joining her husband in Hel. Hringhorni, Baldr's ship, was the largest of all such vessels and was to serve as the god's funeral ship. No one, could seem to launch the boat out to sea; the gods enlisted the help of Hyrrokkin, who came from Jötunheimr, arriving on a giant wolf with vipers as reins. When she dismounted, Odin summoned four berserks to look after the animal but they were unable to control it without first rendering it unconscious. With her seismic strength, the giantess rolled the boat into the water; this caused the earth to the rollers to set on fire, which angered Thor. He was about to kill Hyrrokkin with his hammer Mjöllnir, but the other gods insisted that he spare her.
While Thor was stopped from killing her at Baldur's funeral, Hyrrokkin is mentioned in a list of giants and giantesses killed by him, as told by Þorbjörn dísarskáld in Skáldskaparmál. The poem Húsdrápa, composed by Úlfr Uggason in Iceland in the late 10th century and preserved in the Prose Edda, refers to Hyrrokkin at Baldr's funeral: "The powerful Hild of the mountains caused the sea-Sleipnir to lumber forward, but the wielders of the helmet flames of Hropt felled her mount."She is mentioned in a list of troll women by an anonymous skald: Gjölp, Hengikepta, Gneip ok Gnepja, Geysa, Hála, Hörn ok Hrúga, Harðgreip, Forað, Hryðja, Hveðra ok Hölgabrúðr. Snake-witch stone, a picture stone depicting a female grasping two snakes Faulkes, Anthony. Edda. Everyman. ISBN 0-460-87616-3
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum was an American experimental rock band, formed in 1999 in Oakland, California. The band fused classical and art-rock themes throughout their music, they were known to perform elaborate routines on stage and discuss fictitious stories of dada artists and mathematicians. After the disbanding of Idiot Flesh, Nils Frykdahl and Dan Rathbun joined with Carla Kihlstedt to form Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, along with percussionists Moe! Staiano and David Shamrock, their first performance, on June 22, 1999, was given to a single banana slug. The following night's performance was their first to a human audience; some time during the recording of Grand Opening and Closing, drummer David Shamrock left the band and was replaced by Frank Grau. Grau co-released the album, instigated their first tour and managed the band. During the recording of the follow-up, Of Natural History, Grau left the band and was replaced by new drummer Matthias Bossi of Skeleton Key; the Of Natural History tour saw Moe!
Staiano's exit, new multi-instrumentalist Michael Iago Mellender's entrance. In January 2006 Sleepytime Gorilla Museum signed to The End Records who re-released their début Grand Opening and Closing with three bonus tracks. During early 2007, the title and track list for their third studio album, In Glorious Times was announced with the release date set for May 29, 2007. Prior to the release, an mp3 and music video of the song "Helpless Corpses Enactment" were made available online. In February 2011, the band announced, it was their intention to release a final album, a short film, a live DVD. In 2013, Matthias Bossi and Mike Patton, Scott Amendola and William Winant performed a live score for the 1924 silent film Waxworks, with the performance said to be filmed. Nils Frykdahl, Dan Rathbun, Michael Iago Mellender, David Shamrock, along with Drew Wheeler, formed a new band called Free Salamander Exhibit in 2013. In a July 2014 press release for Rabbit Rabbit Radio, Carla Kihlstedt announced that a new track featuring all members of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, including Michael Mellender who "penned the architecture of this one," was to be released in August 2014.
The track, titled "The Perfect Abomination" was released on YouTube on July 31, 2014 and featured Kihlstedt and Bossi with Michael Mellender and Dan Rathbun performing guitar and bass, respectively. Announcing a 2016 re-issue of the band's catelogue, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum wrote "And so it shall come to pass that the SGM back catalogue will see the light of Vinyl." Official announcements for Of Natural History, In Glorious Times and Grand Opening and Closing vinyl re-issues were made by distributor "Blood Music" in September and October 2015. According to their extensive liner notes for Grand Opening and Closing, their official history and repeated in interviews, the name "Sleepytime Gorilla Museum" comes from a small group of Dadaists and artists named the Sleepytime Gorilla Press who owned and operated what they called a "museum of the future", "anti-artifact, non-historical and closed."The "museum" opened on June 22, 1916. The exhibit was a fire which caused wide confusion; the following day the museum was closed.
The name itself comes from a poem called "Of the Future Hides the Past," written by Museum members Lala Rolo and Ikk Ygg. The only source of information on the internet regarding the Sleepytime Gorilla Press, Lala Rolo, Ikk Ygg arises from the band's interviews, their live performances have featured puppet shows, pseudo-scientific scholarly presentations, performances by members of the Butoh group inkBoat. The band uses many homemade devices as instruments, such as the Viking Rowboat. Dan Rathbun — who has created most of the band's idiosyncratic instruments — plays, among other custom-made instruments, a custom-stringed bass instrument referred to as the Sledgehammer Dulcimer, which uses piano strings and is more than 7 feet long. Percussionist Michael Iago Mellender's instruments consist of restaurant kitchen equipment, trash can lids, other "found" metal objects, in addition to traditional percussion instruments. One of the more infamous instruments used by the band was Moe! Staiano's Popping Turtle.
It can be heard about 1:21 into the song "Sleep is Wrong". SGM's music can be likened to experimental avant-garde metal; some influences include Henry Cow, Einstürzende Neubauten, King Crimson, Bauhaus, The Art Bears, Igor Stravinsky, Thinking Plague, Univers Zéro. In a review for SGM's second album Of Natural History, David Moore of Pitchfork Media states that SGM's debut album Grand Opening and Closing was an amalgam of Meshuggah and Secret Chiefs 3, resulting in "some cracked prog-metal anthems." Tony Levin, known for his work with progressive rock pioneers King Crimson and with Peter Gabriel, stated that he is a "huge fan of" Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and chose the track "Sleep is Wrong", which he calls "very powerful" as one of the pieces which most influenced his current project, Stick Men. Levin credited Sleepytime Gorilla Museum as doing "things that we never dreamed of do
Hella is an American math rock band from Sacramento, California. The primary members of the band are Zach Hill on drums. In 2005, the band expanded their live band by adding Dan Elkan on vocals, rhythm guitar and synthesizer and Jonathan Hischke on synth bass guitar for their Church Gone Wild/Chirpin' Hard tour. In 2006 they reformed as a five-piece line-up including Seim, Carson McWhirter, Aaron Ross & Josh Hill. In 2009, the band was reduced back to core members Seim; as high school students Spencer Seim and Zach Hill were both members of the Northern California band Legs on Earth along with Josh Hill on guitar and Julian Imsdahl on bass and vocals. The band achieved some moderate local success, becoming renowned for their wild live shows, young age, Primus-esque sound; the band sounded similar to Primus the vocals and bass but Zach Hill described it in an interview as pop music but like Devo and Talking Heads. They released one CD in 2001 called Lasers & Saviors on local record label Para-Sight Records, now out of print.
In 2001 they went on hiatus and broke up. Imsdahl is in the band Grandstream, was in the band Eraserhead. Hill and Seim decided they wanted to pursue a less mainstream sound. According to Hill, they didn't always intend to remain a duo, though: " had intentions to start a band, like… kinda like what we were doing with just the two of us, but with more people. But, we couldn't find the other people so we decided to do it just with the two of us." Their name is a reference to the slang word "hella", common throughout Northern California. Hella's earliest recording was the self-released Leather Diamond EP, hand-assembled in a nondescript cardboard sleeve and sold at some of their first shows. On March 19, 2002, they debuted proper with the full-length Hold Your Horse Is LP on 5 Rue Christine; the Falam Dynasty 7" was released that year. After the release of Hold Your Horse Is, 2003 saw Hella begin to deviate from the basic framework in the studio, although their live sound remained unchanged. Released on June 17 of that year, Hella's Bitches Ain't Shit But Good People EP featured many firsts for the band.
An earlier recorded version of a song from their first LP, "Republic of Rough And Ready", became their first released song to feature vocals. A version of "1-800-Ghost-Dance" with vocals by Elkan was available as a downloadable mp3 on the band's website in late 2002; the Bitches EP found Hella using bass guitar and drum machine for the first time. Total Bugs Bunny on Wild Bass an EP, was released on August 26 and featured the use of synth and drum machine and an apparent influence from 8-bit video game music, first hinted at on the opening track of Hold Your Horse Is, "The D. Elkan". Hella rounded out the year with a split live double CD with San Francisco, California-based band Dilute. Hella released their second full-length LP in 2004, The Devil Isn't Red. Other releases for the year included a split 7" and a limited edition, Japan-only release of the three-song Acoustics EP. For their 2005 release, Hella again experimented with their sound in the studio. Church Gone Wild/Chirpin Hard, released through Suicide Squeeze Records, is a double-solo album, with Zach Hill and Seim each recording a whole disc's worth of material independent of each other.
Hill's disc, Church Gone Wild, is a 56-minute noise piece which featured Zach doing all the vocals and instruments, save for a few guest appearances. Hella expanded their live band to a quartet in 2005, adding Dan Elkan on vocals, rhythm guitar, synthesizer, Jonathan Hischke on bass guitar in order to play songs from Total Bugs Bunny on Wild Bass and Church Gone Wild/Chirpin Hard live, in most cases for the first time; this line-up toured the US in support of Out Hud in Spring, System of a Down, The Mars Volta, Les Claypool, Dillinger Escape Plan in the fall as well as numerous headlining dates in the U. S. as well as visits to Japan and the UK. A DVD/CD EP release titled Concentration Face/Homeboy was released on November 8, 2005 on 5RC Records. In 2006, Hella consisted of Spencer Seim, Zach Hill, Hill's cousin Josh, Seim's Advantage bandmate Carson McWhirter, Aaron Ross; the first release from this line-up, entitled There's No 666 in Outer Space, was released on January 30, 2007 on Ipecac Recordings.
This album was released in 2008 as a double 180g vinyl on Black Diamond Records with new artwork by Mayka Finkelstein-Amrami. As of August 2008, In an interview with Exclaim Magazine regarding his solo effort, Zach stated that "Hella is a real grey area in general right now"; the future of the band seemed to be up in the air. On Thursday, March 12, 2009, a blog post on Hella's MySpace page revealed that Hella once again consisted of only core members Hill and Seim, that the band was working on writing and recording a new album, due to be finished that year, it revealed that an international tour may have been in the works. On September 4, 2010, Hella announced; as of 2011, Hella is signed to Sargent House, who released their most recent album, Tripper, on August 30, 2011. As of 2018, little to no information has surfaced about new Hella projects; the band is considered by some to be in indefinite hiatus. In addition to their work in Hella and Zach Hi