• Arch Cape
  • Arch Cape

Arch Cape

Arch Cape


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Side A

  1. Sun Bounce
  2. Red and Gold
  3. Antarctic Expedition
  4. Sunday

Side B

  1. Snow Sea
  2. Arrival
  3. Passage
  4. Paper Airplanes
  5. Moon Bounce
  6. Quite Water Rumble



The vinyl edition of this Series 33 release has sold out (thank you!), to keep the unique vibes going we now have a batch of amazingly lovely one of a kind water colors from Rachel that come with a download of the album.

Rachel has this to say about them: "I wanted to find a good way to present the digital edition of my new record that felt like more than just getting a card with some type. I have been making these small watercolors, and decided to package them together. If you choose this option, you'll receive one of my original watercolors (they are all around 4" x 5" or so, but vary in size somewhat), signed and dated, packaged with a sturdy piece of backing board, slipped into a clear sleeve. The backing board has the download code and information, so it essentially is "the record". I mail USPS priority and your artwork and music will arrive safely tucked into a sturdy envelope."

And here's the story about the music:
this record has been a long time in the making. it has traveled through time and space to land in this time and this place in this form.

eleven years ago i was on tour playing drums with m.ward, when i started writing songs with my computer on the tour bus and in hotels to pass the time, and to do something productive. when I returned home i started recording songs in my basement and realized the way i wrote best was as part of the recording process. i realized that i write much the same way that i paint, layer by layer, bit by bit, adding and reducing until the final form emerges.

i wrote pop songs back then. new wave dance hits i called them. eventually i put together a band of dear friends. we played the songs live. i called us arch cape after the very small town (one church, one post office, one general store) on the oregon coast where my family owns a cabin and where i spent a good part of my childhood. arch cape version number 1 never did make a proper record, and then i decided to form a different version of arch cape, one with a focus on percussion and vocals and keys, and that version played many more shows in portland, oregon, but we never recorded.

i moved to providence, rhode island in 2012, and not long after i moved, i started trying my hand at playing my songs solo with a looping pedal. i did a short east coast tour with my dear friend and beautiful cellist lori goldston, but my music still didn’t feel settled for me, and i felt like i was searching for a settled form. and still no record, even though i had been promising folks that i would make one. it is easy to start things, and record a million beginnings, and so much harder to finish them. one day i had the idea to improvise to my stop motion films for a show. i had been booked to open for a fellow solo percussionist and wanted to focus on playing free form rather than songs, and i finally realized that the un-settled was where i preferred to dwell.

these songs are not the only form of the songs that exist, and indeed you might come to a live show and not hear many of these at all, for at each show, the music changes form. i keep trying to pin the songs down but they don’t really want to be pinned down. these songs are influenced by water, which is always moving, always changing. I now live near the coast again, though one on the other side of the country, in a small town called portsmouth, in an even smaller community called island park. i walk on the beach every morning and observe that the water is always a different color and texture. and that is also this music.

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