Sam Hillmer is a musician, DJ, artist, curator, and the leader of New York band ZS. Diamond Terrifier is his saxophone and electronics solo incarnation which sits at the intersection of ambient drone, world bass and sound system music, and the many great non-western saxophone traditions. Recently Sam has expanded Diamond Terrifier’s practice to include a group iteration which he has dubbed ‘Diamond Terrifier Cipher’, most often collaborating with Cibo Matto front woman Miho Hatori, Don Devore, and Michael Beharie. His intimate knowledge of the saxophone shines through especially in live performances, in which the instrument is placed into a truly unique context, producing unconventional sounds to create irreplicable sonic landscapes that are unheard of even in the world of free jazz.
2017 – Chapel Master [Styles Upon Styles]
2014 – Psycho Tropical Cancer Mix Tape [Terrible Records]
2013 – The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow [Terrible Records]
2012 – Kill The Self That Wants To Kill Yourself [Northern Spy Records]