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Hold Your Horse Is

Hella Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (1 Aug 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 5 Rue Christine
  • ASIN: B000060MMO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,492 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. The D.Elkan0:430.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Biblical Violence 3:030.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Been A Long Time Cousin 3:500.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Republic of Rough and Ready 3:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Brown Metal 3:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Brown Metal 3:540.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Cafeteria Bananas 3:400.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. City Folk Sitting, Sitting 7:060.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Better Get a Broom! 4:200.89  Buy MP3 

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars kick it!! !!! 3 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
The mathematics of jolting, stop/start guitar and drum rhythm structures can be daunting. Don Caballero, Lightning Bolt and Melt Banana take advantage of the spectator's curiosity in surreal sounds that can ignite a listener into dancing, then in a second, force them violently to stop. Hella are no exception. In a live venue, sometimes the mind can wander into abstract thought almost coincidentally.
Songs like 'Biblical Violence' and '1-800-Ghost -Dance' contain enough melody to interest emotions, careering out of control the moment you become fixated on the beauty of each song. The treat is the synth intro 'The D.Elkan' which sounds straight out of a Commodore or Nintendo game theme tune. Needless to say, you won't understand why you fall for this band, but with an open mind, it's quite possible you will.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hell (a) yeah! 14 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
This music is special. Its not for everybody but it should be. imagine a world where everybody could appreciate this incredible sound. WoW! but they can't, so Be Special! dont deprive your ears and soul any longer, get this cd, listen to it until its burned into your brain then contemplate all the other music you thought you ever enjoyed, Its Hella o'clock, and its sickeningly sick.
Warning : All other music you used to think was the best thing you ever heard will sound forever inferiour after you wrap your luggs aroun this..
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DEFINATELY not for everyone... 1 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
Upon receiving this album, I noticed a warning sticker stating the above message followed by "...this album will change the way you listen to music, so listen carefully." This statement could not be more true. 'Hold Your Horse Is' is a non stop ride of jolting starts, wild musical tangents with the occasional Nintendo style noise exerpt.

This album can be a challenge to listen to, but only if you want it to be. You can decide to try an decipher each meter shift, or you can allow the whole album to flow over you in it's own jolting, idiosychratic way.
Whatever you decide to do with this album, it is a totally rewarding listen that will leave you exhausted yet wanting more.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  25 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars musical noodeling on 11 20 Sep 2005
By Timothy O. Riley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Spencer Seim and Zach Hill are on a mission..."Make noise with structure" is their credo and they actually get away with it. The musicianship on this, their 1st CD, is beyond-beyond the pale of what can be done with an electric guitar and drums...

If you're a Hella fan...check out their side projects. Spencer Seim's "The Advantage" is a kick. Spencer has arranged all of your favorite Nentendo 16 bit tunes on an album..."Castlevainia" being my favorite.

Zach Hill can be heard on 'Team Sleep' (Deftones off-shoot) and "Crime and Choir" Albums.


Before there was "Hella" there was the band "Legs on Earth". They recorded one album "Lasers and Saviors" (para-sight.com) which Melody Maker called "legendary"...Rumor has it that it may be available on Amazon soon...I have a copy and it lives up to its reputation.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite math rock album 8 Mar 2005
By J. Cacciola - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is insanely brilliant and will introduce you to one of the greatest bands in the 21st century, Hella. I'm sure many people are turned off by their almost incomprehensible structure, but there's so much to love here. Even after 40 listens, I'm still finding more to love about them. I can't even imagining learning to play these songs.

If you want something completely unorthodox, I highly recommend these guys. Spencer and Zach coordinate so well that it sounds like at least four people are in the band. But no, it's just them two.

I love "Biblical Violence", "Republic of R&R", and "City Folk Sitting, Sitting".
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pardon me while your head explodes.... 3 Oct 2006
By fnord77 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is, without a doubt, the most jaw-droppingly molten slab of prog-rock since Don Cab's equally otherworldly What Burns Never Returns.

A friend of mine introduced me to this by wordlessly dropping a tape (yes, a tape, they did exist) into a player, grinning and walking away. The cheesy synth intro of D. elkan issued forth, leaving me to think ennhhh... and continue working until Biblical Violence reached out of the speakers and said "Hello" like a brick. Needless to say, in that brief moment, I was hooked.

In the repeated listens since, I'm not simply impressed by the ridiculous technique Spence and Zach display (especially Zach, like Damon Che sped up to eliminate the space between the beats, yet still rhythmically contained, yow!), but by how there are definable elements of melody, harmony, etc. contained within the fury. Traditional verse/chorus/verse song structures exist even within the most abstract of the songs here, strengthening the sense of these pieces as compositions, rather than mere spastic freakouts.

Highlights for me include the aforementioned "Biblical...", and "1-800-ghostdance", "city folk", "Been a long time, cousin", but really, the whole album just shines. Continually amazing and rewarding, you should already own it. What are you waiting for?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars holy hell. 22 Aug 2005
By B. Cowe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
i'm not a fan of the name of this band o_0

here's the thing:

intensely technical drumming can be put into an album in bad ways, and in good ways. this is good.

drummer zach hill [possibly not a human?] manages to pull off mind blowing structures in the midst of a chaotic, yet very well put together album. the duo do a hot job of balancing eachother out. it makes me want to run around in circles.

very stimulating. something tasty and new with each listen.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SPAZZ-CORE THAT EVEN YOUR DOG WILL LOVE 18 Oct 2002
By "dumb_robotics" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
dudes and dudettes- Hella is here and ready to blow your brain!! sacramento's own lovely lads spencer and zach tear out tune after tune of ultra-technical, spazzcore math rock that'll boggle your brain everytime you hear it. keep in mind, there is only ONE guitar on the record, and only ONE drummer, and he DOES NOT use a double bass pedal....it may be hard to believe, but that's what hella is out to do: rock and knock your noodle!!....they are outstanding live, and if you get the chance, check it out, because seeing hella is half the fun.
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