United under the guise of Rain Text are well-known Italian producers Giuseppe Ielasi, founder of Fringes Recordings and Schoolmap, and Giovanni Marco Civitenga, who you may better know for his output as My Dry Wet Mess. The project first came to life in 2016 with a debut instalment on Civitenga’s own imprint Skyapnea, soberly-titled ‘1‘, now followed by its sequel ‘2‘, coming out mid-April on Bedouin Records’ polyamorous sister label Bastakiya Tapes.
Taken from the duo’s longed-for second outing, we’re glad to present the pensive ambient opener ‘2.1‘ – a track that shines as much through its silences as it excels in the creation of a genuinely captivating atmosphere out of a very limited battery of elements. Swing is precise as a metronome, subtle piano stabs come lick upon a quiet stretch of horizontal plenitude and glitches progressively disrupt the tranquil balance generated til then. Deep, acute and penetrating, a masterly piece.
2 is released via Bastakiya Tapes sometime in April.