It's like My Bloody Valentine and the Chemical Brothers got together and recorded some lullabies that were beautiful but also gave you nightmares.
Favorite track: Inevitable Synthesis.
Whettman Chelmets has a full toolbox and he reaches inside to pull out everything he needs to assemble amazing tracks, from grungy guitars, to static-y noise to voice samples, to pounding drums.. all in service of his considerable compositional chops.
Favorite track: Annihilate Your Masters!.
"On approaching the other it has lost its own self, since it finds itself as another being; secondly, it has sublated that other, for this primitive consciousness does not regard the other as essentially real but sees its own self in the other."
"Self-consciousness exists in and for itself when... it so exists for another; that is, it relies only in being acknowledged."
"Everyone tends to the death of the other."
Annihilate Your Masters explores themes of servitude, inevitability, and resignation -- the grandiose ideas we experience in the day to day living and constant defining of our self and our existence. The themes are loud and are to be shouted at the void, which may or may not hear your cries. The music is loud, intersecting in this place where post-rock, post-punk, ambient, noise, and Steve Reich like repetition meet. It's builds. It's hopeful. But in the end- it's just you.
Have a nice day.
released August 17, 2018
All tracks recorded in Whettman Chelmets's Living Room between 2015 and May of 2018.