NEM#91: Rachel Taylor Brown’s Decorated Aphorisms

Rachel Taylor BrownPortland-based singer-songwriter Rachel has released 10 albums of off-kilter, usually piano-based, lyric-heavy indie rock since the mid ’00s.

We discuss “Maker” and “God” (plus the intro “Gyre”) from Run Tiny Human (2018), “Taxidermy” from World So Sweet (2011), and “Ormolu” from Ormolu (2006), and also listen to “We’ll Have A” from Falimy (2014). For more, see

Here’s the video for another highlight from the new album, “Bag of Bones,” and another one for “up you.” Here she is on another current interview (which I listened to just before talking to her).

Here she is playing live on the radio in 2011, and here’s another, this time on guitar. She appears as a singer (not songwriter) on this song among others by Chris Robley & the Fear of Heights.

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