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Rachel's - systems/layers 2xLP (First time on vinyl ever!)

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Avant-garde chamber group Rachel's present the vinyl debut of their last full-length album systems/layers on Quarterstick Records. Originally released as a CD only in 2003, this double vinyl LP also includes the vinyl debut of Rachel's 2005 EP, Technology Is Killing Music.  
 
Praise for systems/layers:
“Brilliant… A modern soundtrack to city life—an aural survival pack that pulls out moments of delicate beauty from all the s**t and cacophony. Don’t leave home without it.”  - MOJO
 
“Sonic layers, classical elements, pieces that seem unfinished, no guitars -  and somehow it all works.” 
- Los Angeles Times
 
“The avant-classical Rachel’s is our connection to beauty, to clarity and simplicity, to warmth that radiates from a single gesture.”  - Magnet
 
“Undeniable power and grace”  - Pitchfork
 
Included on the last side of this 2xLP release, Techonology Is Killing Music is an ideal companion to systems / layers. Assembled in the same cut up style, this 20-minute EP is a long-form suite comprised of material sourced from systems/layers studio sessions, live performance, and field recordings.
 
Limited edition white double vinyl LP in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves is available directly from Quarterstick Records and can be pre-ordered at the following link: http://store.quarterstickrecords.com/products/rachels-systems-layers-vinyl (black vinyl also available)
 
From now until October 2nd, Quarterstick Records is offering a deluxe pre-order only bundle including an exclusive Rachel's t-shirt with systems/layers vinyl (black or limited edition white). Pre-orders for this deluxe systems/layers bundle can be placed here: http://store.quarterstickrecords.com/products/systemslayers-bundle-3
 
And, while supplies last, fans can pre-order the vinyl debut of systems / layers with an original letterpress poster for the SITI Company & Rachel's 2005 theatrical performance of systems/layers. Printed by Dexterity Press, this 19 inch by 12 inch poster was recently discovered in the band's archives. Pre-order the systems/layers 2xLP (black vinyl or limited edition white vinyl), the exclusive Rachel's t-shirt and the Dexterity Press letterpress poster at the following link: http://store.quarterstickrecords.com/products/systemslayers-bundle-4
 
October 2016 also marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Rachel's album The Sea and the Bells. To celebrate, Quarterstick Records is offering a special package bundle including The Sea and the Bells double vinyl LP as well as systems/layers double LP, the exclusive Rachel's cotton t-shirt, and the SITI Co. and Rachel's letterpress poster (while poster supplies last). Pre-order this special The Sea and the Bells anniversary bundle at the following link: http://store.quarterstickrecords.com/products/systemslayers-bundle-6
 
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Track Listing
A1 Moscow is in the Telephone
A2 Water From the Same Source
A3 systems / layers
A4 Expect Delays
A5 Arterial

B1 even / odd
B2 Wouldn't Live Anywhere Else
B3 Esperanza
B4 Packet Switching
B5 where_have_all_my_files_gone?
B6 Reflective Surfaces
B7 Unclear Channel
 
C1 Last Things Last
C2 Anytime Soon
C3 Air Conditioning / a closed feeling
C4 Singing Bridge
C5 And Keep Smiling
C6 4 or 5 Trees
C7 NY Snow Globe
 
D1 Technology is Killing Music
 
 

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On 8/24/2016 at 7:43 PM, phabletzza said:

So excited for this, I even emailed Rachel Grimes to request it a couple of years ago. Wahoo!  For those who haven't picked up her solo records, they're also great.

 

On 8/24/2016 at 7:46 PM, phabletzza said:

Book of Leaves and Compound Leaves are favorites:

https://rachelgrimes.bandcamp.com/

 

Also excited for this  news! 2016 just keeps on delivering!

Rachel wrote a nice note when I ordered Book of Leaves and sheet music for my daughter as a Christmas present, and we emailed for a while. Such a sweet, down-to-earth lady with so much talent.

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Pre-orders will be shipped prior to the release date, as it is our goal for you to receive pre-ordered goods on the specified release date. However, most USPS and UPS in-transit shipping times are estimates which are not guaranteed, so you may receive your order a day or two before or after the actual release date.

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