Systems/Layers

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Systems / Layers
Rachels systems.jpg
Studio album by Rachel's
Released October 7, 2003 (U.S.)
Recorded July 2001 – June 2003
Genre instrumental, post-rock
Length 1:02:21
Label Quarterstick 75
Rachel's chronology
Selenography
(1999)
Systems / Layers
(2003)

Systems / Layers is the fifth release and final LP of the instrumental group Rachel's. It was released October 7, 2003 on Quarterstick Records. The album is a collaborative dance/theater piece with the New York ensemble SITI Company.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Initial critical response to Systems/Layers was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 81, based on 14 reviews.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Moscow Is in the Telephone" – 3:59
  2. "Water from the Same Source" – 6:18
  3. "Systems/Layers" – 3:11
  4. "Expect Delays" – 3:57
  5. "Arterial" – 1:45
  6. "Even/Odd" – 3:14
  7. "Wouldn't Live Anywhere Else" – 2:47
  8. "Esperanza" – 5:32
  9. "Packet Switching" – 1:09
  10. "Where_Have_All_My_Files_Gone?" – 2:49
  11. "Reflective Surfaces" – 2:00
  12. "Unclear Channel" – 2:47
  13. "Last Things Last" – 3:33
  14. "Anytime Soon" – 2:18
  15. "Air Conditioning / A Closed Feeling" – 3:39
  16. "Singing Bridge" – 2:13
  17. "And Keep Smiling" – 2:38
  18. "4 or 5 Trees" – 6:04
  19. "NY Snow Globe" – 2:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Kyle Crabtree – drums
  • Christian Frederickson – viola, keyboards
  • Edward Grimes – drums, keyboards
  • Rachel Grimes – piano, keyboards
  • Greg King – films
  • Eve Miller – cello
  • Jason Noble – bass, guitar, drums, toolbelt, keyboards
  • Matthew Annin – French horn
  • Wendy Doyle – cello
  • Doug Elmore – stand-up bass
  • Jane Halliday – violin
  • Sarah Hill – violin
  • Shannon Wright – vocals on "Last Things Last"

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Monger, James. "Systems/Layers review". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Systems/Layers Reviews". Metacritic. CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved July 24, 2013.