Quarterstick Records (who puts out the Rachel's albums) is one of the more eclectic independent labels out there - and by my measurement, one of the best in terms of content - encompassing everything from swell bluegrass (Bad Livers) to densely constructed rock stuff (June of 44). Rachel's goes way off the other end as a kind of modern chamber group from Louisville - with core members playing piano (Rachel Grimes), viola (Christian Frederickson), and bass (Jason Noble). Their fourth album (Selenography) is a really pretty piece of work, incorporating a few new elements to their classical ambiance like a harpsichord and the occasional vocals. As with their previous work (which has encompassed everything from an interpretation of Pablo Neruda's 'The Sea & Bells' to the accompanying music to a dance production about the life of Austrian artist Egon Schiele), their new work is somewhat dark, dark, dark, and peaceful. This should be a great show.
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