Doesn't Remember​.​.​.

by Whettman Chelmets

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Greg Nieuws WC travels through time to collaborate with a younger version of himself to create rich, beautiful textures. Favourite track: recall (outro)/The Swimming Hole.
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brusalan Whettman Chelmets is always exploring the boundaries. He has the songwriting skills and the extensive knowledge necessary to write songs in a variety of styles and to make them all work. This is an artisan at work and well worth a good listen. Favorite track: Recollections Suite.
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Tichounko Though this one has been a fresh additton to my collection of Whettman's cassettes, it's getting rubbed off already. What a great idea to use your own recordings from 20 years ago and make something brand new but still familiar and old in the best sense... Since his last album, avid listener Chelmets has been influenced, among others, by The Caretaker and this album goes deeper and touches old memories we either have or that were implanted to us by our ancestors. Impressive endeavor, hats off. Favorite track: Recollections Suite.
Allister Thompson
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Allister Thompson This is pretty ridiculously good. Sometimes sounds like Tim Hecker, sometimes like Stars of the Lid...sometimes like Krautrock...but all pure Chelmets! Hazy, mysterious and deep, like a surreal dream you didn't want to wake up from. Favorite track: recall (outro)/The Swimming Hole.
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theronasaurusrex A synth and sample-laden smorgasbord of atmospheric and vapor-riffic goodness. "Doesn’t Remember" takes the listener back to a time both eerily familiar and perplexingly unfamiliar. Favorite track: Recollections Suite.
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On "Doesn't Remember...", the Joplin, Missouri-based multi-instrumentalist revisits four-track tapes he'd recorded some twenty years earlier. Essentially plundering his own phonics, these provide a starting point for seven atmospheric, constantly-changing, richly-textured mutations. Sounding something like undersea symphonies, perhaps halfway between shoegaze and vaporwave, the album rewards repeated, close listening with blissed-out glimpses of time-warped memories that feel both recognizable and completely new.

All songs recorded between 1999-2003. Additional mixing and arranging Dec. 2018 to March 2019. Whettman Chelmets - guitar, voice, programming, synths, field recordings, all the things

Mixed and Mastered in Whettman Chelmets’s Living Room March 2019


released May 17, 2019

Whettman Chelmets is the solo instrumental project of Matt Clements, a musician from Midwest America. Music combines elements of post rock/electronic/ambient with pop, jazz, fugue and Romantic/Impressionist influence.




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