Hubble had an excellent year. Associated projects aside, this year Hubble released a stellar cassette, Hubble Linger, on NNA Tapes and a remarkable LP, Hubble Drums, on Northern Spy Records. Additionally, he debuted “Superposition”, a piece written for quadrophonic electric guitar, and he scored NASA footage from the telescope of his namesake. His style of solo guitar has confounded many to believe he uses loop stations; however, those who have seen him live know it's all muscle, and like a responsible shredder he stretches before he plays. Ben Greenberg, Hubble's sole proprietor (also mem. Zs and Pygmy Shrews), plans on keeping the momentum and closing 2011 strong with two year-end shows in his hometown of New York City. The first is December 20th at Zebulon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn — it's free, and Hubble shares the bill with Diamond Terrifier, the solo saxophone project of Zs bandmate Sam Hillmer. The second is at John Zorn's Alphabet City spot, the Stone, on December 28th. Per Stone policy, the bill has been set by a weekly guest curator, and in this case David Byrne's world music label Luaka Bop.
Listen to an excerpt from Linger and a song from Hubble Drums, and watch the “Mission Hubble” video below.