Rain in June

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The Russian duet Bardoseneticcube contributed the mysterious Rain in June EP to Drone Records' superior series of 7" releases. Slow, shoegazing guitar notes are mixed in with wind, rain, buzzes, field recordings, voices (very low in the mix, undecipherable), and electronics. The result is not a static drone but a lightly shimmering tapestry of sounds. It feels like gazing through the surface of a pond. Sometimes you can see the bottom or catch a glimpse of a frog or insect. It is a gentle, relaxing experience, even though it retains an edge in its assemblage. The two nine-minute sides could have continued on forever, as this music conveys a sense of endlessness and eternity. Despite a first edition limited to 250 copies (on white-streaked black vinyl), this EP was Bardoseneticcube's most widely available release up to this point.

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