Fifth and final studio album from Louisville's Rachel's. Systems / Layers was originally recorded between July 2001 and June 2003, and was a collaborative dance/theater piece with the New York ensemble SITI Company. Largely instrumental, the album follows eight characters through one day of their lives in the city, with the band using field recordings of urban environments. The Rachel's droney ambience interspersed with the sounds of city life could easily soundtrack your day. Bowed string instruments float by like cars as you wait for the light to change. Stranger's conversations creep into your view only to vanish as quickly as they appeared. It's modern chamber music that has been birthed directly from the city streets. Acclaimed for its unique inventiveness upon its release, Systems / Layers has only improved with age. Available now for the first time on vinyl. Twenty tracks in all. Released by Quarterstick Records on limited edition white double vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with expended artwork and photography, Technology is Killing Music EP and a download code.
- limited to 500 copies
- first time on vinyl
- white double vinyl pressing
- includes 2005 EP Technology is Killing Music
- digital download included
- music label: Quarterstick Records 2016
reviewed by Mel-O Fellow 11/2016