Rien/Rain is made from treated guitar and viola. It was recorded in the winter of 2010/2011, which was an incredibly lonely and forlorn time for the artist. Words cannot express the feelings felt at the time and so Darwin tried to take these feelings and translate them into sound.
Rien/Rain is understandably dark overall, and its two pieces are best enjoyed using headphones in a quiet room. The dark and brooding nature of these pieces can be unsettling, but the brief fifteen minute duration ensures that it does not become maudlin. Instead, the sounds come across as a release, which somehow make it feel uplifting...
Sounds and photograph by Darwin Raymond