Alas​.​.​. The Sun is Shining, and You Are Still Alive

by Whettman Chelmets

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“Alas… The Sun is Shining and You are Still Alive” finds Whettman Chelmets exploring more of the guitar sounds and textures that defined his teenage life, and that sound lends a nostalgic longing to each these three tracks. The first track hits right of the bat with the artist plunging into shoegaze, fuzz-echo noise pop structures reminiscent of the Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure, and Phil Spector. Track two takes on acoustic treatments and blends them with 4/4 kick drums, reverberated guitars and chimes that weave to a grandiose apex with nods to the The Tornados’s “Telstar” and other larger-than-life sounds. Track three slows it all down to a glacial pace and unfolds guitar textures over the course of nine minutes, moving from a dreamy yearning to crushing waves of feedback and noise. At 18 minutes, Whettman Chelmets takes us on a journey through fuzz-tinted memories.

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released November 2, 2018

Track 1 recorded between May and August of 2018. Track 2 recorded in 2013 with additional guitars recorded in September, 2018. Track 3 recorded September, 2018.

All tracks written by Whettman Chelmets. Mixed and Mastered by Whettman Chelmets in September, 2018.

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