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In early May, I started recording sounds of my daily life in confinement: washing my hands, sparrows fighting over seeds on the balcony, the stove-top espresso maker. Some of the sounds leant themselves to beat creation. I decided to play whatever I felt over those beats on my 8-string bass. And I ended up with an almost entirely improvized collection of slightly lo-fi chillness.




So. This is who I am when I’m at home.

Well, during May 2020, at least.


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Handwashing/humming/espresso making/breathing/wind-up toy operation/sampling/beat making/Elrick custom 8-string bass guitar/mixing/mastering: Rachel Rhodes


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Special thanks to Nicolas Chaplais, Angela Sadberry, and Rich Brown for their unfailing support and encouragement. More special thanks to Rob Elrick for my amazing basses. Even more special thanks to Gary Willis for guidance and growth (ongoing).
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Bisou

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Beats. Bass. Samples. Solos (also bass).

A kiss. Or ten.

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All the noises and making sure they work together: Rachel Rhodes

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Rachel Rhodes is an Elrick artist who plays a custom Elrick Gold Series 6-string fretless bass guitar and a custom Elrick Gold Series 8-string fretted bass guitar. She so does. For really real.

Almost all beats/samples on iMaschine2.

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Thanks to all the lovely people who encourage me to keep going no matter what.

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Recorded/Mixed/Mastered between July 2018 and August 2019 in Paris and Bobigny, France.
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Music

Lighter Later

Rachel Rhodes

This eight-song collection is a labor of love and learning. I wouldn't have been able to follow through with it if I didn't have heaps of help, inspiration and encouragement from Eric Brewington, Ava Suzanne Brooks, Rich Brown, Lobelia and Steve Lawson, Angela Sadberry and Dwane Woodard.

Special thanks to my husband, Nico, for his love and support (and for never questioning my gear purchases).
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