The rain is buried in “Rainfall,” lost in the thick mix of limpid synthesis and apparent manipulated field recordings. “Rainfall” is the title of an hour-long, single-track release by the prolific young Polish musician Marcin Drabot under one of his several pseudonyms, Aairria. By the time the rain becomes evident in the mix — the noise of water falling caught on some sound-recording device and then turned into audio art — it is more metaphor than object, a symbol of languor and malaise. You have to struggle to hear the rain at times, and when you locate it, it could just as likely be a river, or a sink. That’s how murkily deep it is buried beneath sci-fi moans and horror-show creaking and all manner of electrical chatter.
The track is available for download not as an MP3 but as a large OGG. Doing so is recommended, because the latter file is much larger (and, thus, more detailed) than the lo-rez one streaming above.