Friday, 4 March 2011


worked in the studio in antibes today. have written a song called Almodovar on guitar, but my finger picking not up to much - so worked with a guy called Amaury who is genius - i will post the instrumental version of the song tonight  - it takes my breath away (not my composing, his genius) x


  1. I can't wait to hear it Rachel!


  2. ps: I liked the little teaser @twitter. :)

  3. Looking forward to the latest. Glad you got out for a sail. Peeking at the manuscript for Dark Habits I thought it might be "The March of the Nuns" Hope you and Pete are having fun with this and studio work goes smoothly.

  4. Beautiful playing by Amaury, top shelf. Well done Rachel.

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  6. You may be self-deprecating about your own composing, but I wanted to quote something (because I couldn't say it better) because to me you have the ability to write music that provides the moments it describes - and yes the performer has a part to play in it. I've had them before, with the Kew songs, and judging by the glimpses you've given so far, the Almodovar music will be no different.

    "For most of us, there is only the unattended
    Moment, the moment in and out of time,
    The distraction fit, lost in a shaft of sunlight,
    The wild thyme unseen, or the winter lightning
    Or the waterfall, or music heard so deeply
    That it is not heard at all, but you are the music
    While the music lasts."

  7. I can understand that your “finger picking’” is not up to par, watching you play the air guitar like Pino Palladino. You’ll have to work on that. Next time give it a strum because that’s how it’s done. I really like SPIN – now pick me a winner and flick it my way. You are very pretty, that’s all I have to say.


  8. Well said, Maria!

    And music has a way of encapsulating moments in time; to be relived again and again!