It’s art rock, it’s hip hop, it’s shoegaze darkwave swirling in haunting echoes. Bracketed as a side note, [aftersun] is the Brookly-based solo project of Stephan Cherkashin, former member of Telltale and Audn. His debut EP, Pain Sounds was released this spring.
[aftersun] begins with the wrenching ache of defeat and humility in “You Were Right.” Distant outcries are surrounded in tunnels of grooving doom. Sounding very much trapped in a chamber, the vocals become part of the background, allowing the lead guitar to sing its own chorus. Continue reading