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Sounds Like Rain

by theAdelaidean

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Heavy Water 17:38
Solar Shower 08:38
Rain Tracks 06:48


Pluviophile: someone who finds joy and peace of mind when it rains

Australian artist theAdelaidean’s fourth solo release for Projekt takes the listener on an ambient journey through the worlds of water: oceans, rivers, lakes, and rain itself. Changeable yet changeless, the first half of this double album shows the evolution of theAdelaidean as a composer and performer. It blends electronics and field recordings in a five-movement symphony to the weather of modern life from untouched forests to busy cityscapes. A generated static energy captures nature’s music for those moments when the nearest sun shower might be hours away or thunderstorms a distant memory. Layers of natural and urban sounds dance with muted melodic synths through timelessly crisp harmonic spaces rewarding deeper listens and backgrounding alike.

The final track, more than an hour of dark ambience, spirals deep into the kind of rain that comes when most of the world is asleep. Soft with an ever-changing rhythmic stillness, “Witching Hour Weather” is a calm companion for insomniacs and seekers of inner truths alike.

Composed and created in the midst of an Australian drought, SOUNDS LIKE RAIN is both a love song and a summoning spell for one of nature’s most precious gifts.

Rain is inspiration. Rain is eternal. Rain is music. Rain is life.


For over three decades, as theAdelaidean and under his own name, bestselling author Sean Williams has undertaken deeply personal aural explorations that, following the great spiral of life, draw heavily on sources and techniques that inspired him in his youth. Unlike many Australians, Sean loves wintry weather, and he brings his fascination with rain to every layer of these tracks.



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Projekt Records Portland, Oregon

Projekt is America's premier independent label specializing in passionately intense introspective music in the ambient, electronic, ethereal & darkwave genres.

39-year-old Projekt is home to Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Michael Stearns, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Aurelio Voltaire and many others. The label continues to nurture the careers of its select roster of artists.
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