Podcast 344: Rachel Palmer

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By Darwin Grosse. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Rachel Palmer is originally from my neck of the woods – the Minneapolis area. But she’s now in Cologne, expanding her visuals-for-music practice, and – germane to this interview – promoting her new music release: Antecedent, on Modularfield Records (https://modularfield.io/rachel-palmer-antecedent). It was just released on November 27th, but I had a chance to check out the pre-release, and was quite drawn in by the work.

The music has many of the cinematic qualities that I think of with Modularfields’ releases, but the tracks are also unique in the individuality – each one sets itself as a unique entity, and it harkens to both Rachel’s personal story and her history in songwriting.

In our chat, we discuss her background – which includes serious live visual work as well as a long musical history, her struggles finding a musical voice, and some of the concerns that exist for artists living through a pandemic. A thoughtful chat with an artist unafraid of exploration.

Enjoy!

Transcription available at http://www.darwingrosse.com/AMT/transcript-0344.html

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