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Sam Hillmer, aka the Diamond Terrifier, in his debut full length release, an album of spiritual free-RnB sax riffing embedded in world dub fragments and harmonizer pedals, embracing noise and jazz elements in irreverent ways.

Diamond Terrifier
Kill the Self That Wants to Kill Yourself

Diamond Terrifier: Kill the Self That Wants to Kill Yourself (Northern Spy)
Label: Northern Spy    
Released in: USA    

"Diamond Terrifier's debut full lenth Kill The Self That Wants To Kill Yourself is a towering monolith of spiritual free-RnB sax riffing, embedded in world dub fragments, and harmonizer pedals. Instrument, genre, and technology are pushed to failure. The resulting 'spooky action at a distance' darts around in the margins of what's possible, erratic in sentiment and aesthetic. Uncreative music journalists might say, 'Clarence Clemons meets Mad Max', but a broken clock is right twice a day, and in this case, they'd be right!

ZS' saxist Sam Hillmer connects the dots from Beefheart to Kenny-G to future African saxophones. The only saxophonist in America coming straight out of the noise scene, inventing the saxophone as though Jazz weren't awesome, he opens new space for the instrument on this deeply irreverent first LP."-Northern Spy

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Product Information:

UPC: 741360699731

Label: Northern Spy
Catalog ID: NS 026
Squidco Product Code: 16938

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded in May 2012 by Chris Taylor.


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Track Listing:

1. Kill The Self That Wants To Kill Yourself 5:28

2. Defile The Style 1:06

3. Transference Trance 4:20

4. Three Things 7:36

5. Becoming A New Object 4:29

6. Confusion Wisdom 2:21

7. Adamantine 5:06

8. Kill The Self That Wants To Kill Yourself (Reprise) 3:26