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The Clearing

by Rachel Grimes

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Braulio Rivas
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Braulio Rivas An amazing work of art. Beyond the work at Rachel's, Rachel explores even further in the soul of this kind of music. This is like the kind of album I'd like to make in some distant future! Favorite track: The Clearing.
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Gryphon Shameless beauty,...timeless,...occasionally simply breaking your heart.
You can call it ART,....and you,ll have made no mistake.
My thanks to you Rachel and your co-musicians over the years,..this album is another turn of the screw ,...really bloody excellent.
Nic Brown
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Nic Brown As a founding member of seminal neoclassical chamber trio Rachel's, Rachel Grimes smashed my rockist prejudices to smithereens and "The Clearing", a radiant collection of piano-led instrumentals that glisten like raindrops on a sunlit window, reminds me how and why. This isn't post-rock, it's present wonder. Favorite track: In the Vapor with the AIr Underneath.
Claudine Baillet
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Claudine Baillet Magnifique, varié, toujours étonnant! Une totale réussite!
Tom Mraz
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Tom Mraz Wow. What a breathtaking work that Rachel has delivered here. Painfully and intricately beautiful with surprise turns at every bend. There is no doubt that this will be one of my favourite albums of the year. Favorite track: The Clearing.
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The Air 01:35
The Clearing 08:02
The Herald 04:36


Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky - most renowned for her work in Rachel's, the groundbreaking chamber-rock ensemble that introduced an entire generation of underground rock fans to the unexpected similarities and appeal of neoclassical music. Grimes has toured the world as a solo pianist, and as a collaborator with chamber ensembles such as Portland Cello Project, astrïd, Cicada, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta trio, and Orchestra Kandinskij. Unhurried, at times fleeting, and stretching into the sky, The Clearing is a winding path of transient moments exploring personal memory, relationships, and mystery from a deeply internal place. The music is a wide spectrum of textures in strings, harp, piano, woodwinds, and percussion. Featuring an ensemble that includes Scott Morgan (LOSCIL), Scott Moore, Kyle Crabtree (Shipping News), Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Jacob Duncan (Liberation Prophecy), and Helen Money, The Clearing reveals a broad new chapter for Rachel Grimes.


released May 26, 2015

LOSCIL (Scott Morgan)
Processing and sound design (1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11)

Jane Halliday (7, 8, 10)
Scott Moore (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10)
Adriane Tilanus (2)

Christian Frederickson (8)
David Marks (2)
Melinda Odle (7, 10)

Wendy Doyle (7, 8, 10)
Örs Köszeghy (2)
Helen Money (4)

Aaron May (7, 8, 10)

Lisa Spurlock Gilmore (7, 8, 10)

Rachel Grimes (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

Jennifer Potochnic (7, 8, 10)

Jacob Duncan (4, 7, 8, 10)

Kyle Crabtree (7)

All music written by Rachel Grimes
c 2015 Mossgrove Music - BMI

Recorded in:
Louisville, Kentucky at La La Land with Kevin Ratterman (1,2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10)
Louisville, Kentucky live at the Green Building with Brian Payne (4)
Antwerp, Belgium at deSingel International Arts Campus with Michael W. Huon (6, 9, 10, 11)
Amsterdam, Netherlands with Dick Scheepbouwer and Rimmert van Lummel (2)
Louisville, Kentucky on Douglas Blvd. (9)
Locust, Kentucky (3, 5, 9, 10)

Mixed with Kevin Ratterman at La La Land

Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, Chicago, Illinois


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