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R.I.P. Jason Noble (Rodan / Rachel’s / Shipping News)

Jason Noble

I was not planning on blogging while on vacation here in Saratoga. But news arrived this weekend of the death of guitarist/bassist Jason Noble, and I felt he deserved at least a few words.

Jason was the founder of the post-rock band called Rachel’s. In fact, initially, he WAS Rachel’s. And back in the mid-90s, there was no such thing as “post-rock,” but along with Tortoise (in Chicago), Rachel’s was one of the trailblazers of an instrumental style that melded rock and classical sounds. If you’re a fan of bands like Godspeed! You Black Emperor, or Mogwai, then you’re hearing the long-lasting echoes of Jason’s work. – [WNYC Soundcheck]

Rodan/Rachel’s/Shipping News member Jason Noble lost his three-year battle with cancer on Saturday (8/4). He was 41. R.I.P. Jason.

You can stream select works from Jason’s career below via Spotify.

Rodan – Rusty

Rachel’s – Selenography

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