Waters rise along with luminous guitar tones, settling into ephemeral patterns where their potent gravity is hidden until it’s too late. Whettman Chelmets moves with stealth as the shimmer gives way to an angular, distorted sonic minefield. On “Af,” the wind has sharp edges. Blurred margins grow until they become the focus, and we’re washed away on the white-knuckle drifts.
“Af” appears on Chelmets’ forthcoming album, Koppen, coming out on July 7 via Strategic Tape Reserve. Pre-order HERE.