Chesley, Alison / Helen Money
Album: Helen Money   Collection:General
Artist:Chesley, Alison   Added:May 2007
Label:Cellobird Records  

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 17, 2008: The Afterthought
I'll See You In Hell

Album Review
David McWade
Reviewed 2007-12-24
This is some serious nasty orchestrated cello playing. I mean that as a sincere compliment, this could easily fit in with good metal and hardcore, Two Ton Boa, etc. Ms. Chesley has a master's in cello performance from Northwestern and has been recording for over a decade with other artists, for some time as a band named Verbow, she's also played in recording sessions for Bob Mould. This is excellent music. I recommend all of it. Really. But if you must know, I like 4,5,7 seriously though read the descriptions and pick one.

1 noisy and orchestrated
2 more sparse, pensive
3 noisy and orchestrated, climactic elements
4 romantic sounding somehow
5 beginning has that sort of Christina Carter ambience, but only a bit faster, it breaks out into something nice and intellectual, great
6 something elemental, makes me think of (Arvo) Part in his sort of tintinabulation
7 nice and pretty, moment of repose, woman shouting in the background, Current 93?
8 noisy 'rock' (?!), Two Ton Boa
9 tick tock, breaks out
10 very noisy and dramatic
11 low end noise rumble, long fade out, gets very soft at end.

Track Listing
1. Dreaming   6. Song For My Sister
2. Hum   7. Block
3. Jackson   8. Iggy
4. Birds   9. Mondo
5. I'll See You In Hell   10. Hendrix
  11. ...In Love With The Whole Wide World