Rain-Cloud is a collaboration between Alec Cheer (recently to be found recording on London's Drifting Falling imprint) and Dom Dixon of Talkingmakesnosense. Their respective guitar-based sounds are delicious anyway, but together they've produced a subtly powerful beast that uses dense swathes of sound to concoct a beautiful, yet intense journey. It's distinctly melodic and the picked, gently played moments really are lush, but the duo are at their best when the bigger, slightly more distorted guitar textures work their way into the mix. The band traffics in a tranquil electro-acoustic style where lulling environmental soundscapes are faintly discoloured by mechanical rhythms, shudders, static, and the. Acoustic and, to a lesser degree, electric guitars occupy the front-line with droning streams of electronic noise softly resounding in the distance. The group name is well-chosen as it connects Rain-cloud to the natural landscape but, more importantly, its music does too. The duo's peaceful material evocatively conjures images of vast countryside panoramas and early-morning, seaside tranquility.