Cellist Alison Chesley, a.k.a. Helen Money, imparts a startling amount of raw emotion to her work. The songs aren’t just listened to; they register in your chest cavity, squeezing your heart with profound, intense bass lines.
“Shrapnel” is no exception. Helped along by production from Steve Albini of Shellac and backing drums from Jason Roeder of Sleep, “Shrapnel” is an unrelenting upward climb. The pressure is applied slowly, as elements come together and build to a climax destined never to arrive. The listener is left wanting, senses piqued, prepared for whatever comes next.