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Louisville, United States (1991 – present)

Rachel’s is an American band formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 1991 by ex-Rodan guitarist Jason Noble. While Rachel’s began as primarily a solo project for Noble he quickly began collaborating with now core members violist Christian Frederickson, and pianist Rachel Grimes. The group’s work is strongly influenced by classical music, particularly inspired by the minimalist music of the late 20th century, and its composition reflects this. While the trio forms the core part of the band, the group’s recordings and performances feature a varying ensemble of musicians, who play a range of string instruments (including viola and cello) in combination with piano, guitars, electric bass guitar, and a drum set that includes a large orchestral bass drum. A key influence on the music of Rachel’s is the music of the English composer Michael Nyman, whose music the group’s work resembles in both instrumentation and compositional style.

They named the group Rachel’s after Noble’s Toyota Corolla, which has nothing to do with third new member, pianist Rachel Grimes. They debuted in 1995 with Handwriting, an album which mixed both dark classical sounds with film influenced experimental music. Rachel’s released four albums after that, with 2003 Systems/Layers being the most recent one. In 2005 they released an EP consisting of a single track, titled Technology is Killing Music.

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  • garynotrashcoug

    Because complaining makes the internet go 'round (apparently). Anyway yeah, I'm kinda late to the game with these guys. RIP Jason Noble.

    29 Nov 12:53pm Reply
  • CrossProduct

    Why complain at all. Just enjoy the music.

    6 Nov 9:46pm Reply
  • ColorfulHyena

    Why are people complaining about Rachel's being tagged as post-rock? What about the fact that they're also tagged as classical when they're obviously not classical?

    9 Oct 2:55am Reply
  • JavoPeralta

    Magical versatil music.

    26 Apr 3:14pm Reply
  • memristor

    Music for Egon Schiele

    11 Feb 3:17pm Reply
  • WS9167

    RIP Jason. I'm just wondering, what's happened to the band since he died? Are they still active?

    31 Jan 5:22pm Reply
  • tjd9

    Perfect music for winter.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • triple_maybe

    First heard in gihm cover. Now I'm here.

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Broken_Ears

    just heard about Jason Noble, gutted...

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • MickaRos

    Very few bands have followed me through the years like Rachel's did. RIP Jason Nobles.

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Predelnik

    Well if you don't mind instruments some post-rock bands have similar sound, but I'm not an expert in genres ofc

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • davevegan

    Just heard "Water From the Same Source" while watching Hancock, that Will Smith movie...weird.

    19 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Genomass

    post rock :| [2] Where does it sound like post-rock? Maybe it is situation then bands gets tags 'cause members used to play some other music? (Actually, Rodan and Shipping news is not post-rock too)

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • dev_artrosis

    post rock :| [2]

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • davevegan

    Wow, I don't know how I missed the news but I am devastated. Thanks for the music and thanks for the memories. RIP Noble, I hope that you're at peace.

    12 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Tekin_Beyoglu

    R.I.P Jason Noble.

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Violetdusk

    I am shocked to hear of his passing, only a year ago he replied sending me an email with a free mp3 download of his last project, a really amazing guy. RIP Jason Noble.

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • groovebastard

    Hearing the news of his death makes the music so much more touching to me, it makes me think of my own mortality

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • fake-train

    post rock :|

    19 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Yamamanama

    R.I.P Jason

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
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