HELEN MONEY To Release New Full-Length Through Profound Lore
Profound Lore, as one of its first releases of 2013, will be releasing the new full-length album from avant-classical virtuoso cellist Helen Money (aka Alison Chesley). Entitled “Arriving Angels”, this is the third full-length album Chesley has recorded under the moniker Helen Money. She created Helen Money to showcase her compositions and her very uncommon approach on the cello, but also has quite the repertoire at her disposal. Aside from her solo work as Helen Money and her classical upbringing, Chesley has played on over 100 albums with such artists as Bob Mould, Disturbed, Mono, Anthrax, Broken Social Scene, Yakuza, Russian Circles, and Archer Prewitt among others. Chesley has also composed music for film and dance, including the soundtrack to the award-winning documentary Indestructible. Chesley was also part of the acoustic rock duo Verbow, releasing two albums on Epic Records in the nineties and toured nationally for seven years opening for such acts as Frank Black, Bob Mould, Counting Crows, Live, Morrissey, and Liz Phair. As Helen Money, Chesley has opened for bands as diverse as Mono, Earth, The Bad Plus, Nina Nastasia, and toured the U.S. and Europe extensively with Steve Albini’s band Shellac.
Nonetheless, “Arriving Angels” (which will feature artwork and design by Steve Byram, who was responsible for the design of such classic albums as “Reign In Blood” and “Licensed To Ill”) will be one of the most intriguing Profound Lore releases to date. Recorded, engineered, and mixed by the iconic Steve Albini in Electrical Audio and also featuring Neurosis/Sleep drummer Jason Roeder on four tracks, “Arriving Angels” is unique opus which comprises an intriguing mix of classical composition, experimental music, and progressive dirge-like metal, all displayed through the sole vessel of the cello. Look for “Arriving Angels” to land early Feb 2013.
In other Helen Money related news, Helen Money will be playing the All Tomorrow’s Parties – Nightmare Before Christmas (curated by Shellac) which will take place Nov 30 – Dec 1 in Camber Sands, England.