Artists: Various Artists
Label: Seashell Records, 2013
Claudio Cataldi, a singer from Palermo, once told me that he run a small DIY cassette label with his friend. The first release of this label is a compilation album called 'Pluviose'.
I found this statement in their bandcamp "Our purpose is to decline the sound of rain in different seasons and places. So we asked a bunch of great artists to share their rainy mood with us" This is interesting because when I gave a listen to the whole songs in this album, I found various genres interpreting rainy mood in different way of music. Folk, psychedelic rock, alt-folk, wave, neo-folk, indie pop, folktronic, ambient, shoegaze, you name it.
Some of them made it into ambient music with noise or other instruments, the others sing. 'Pluviose' has alt-folk like Coldair in the opening, Novanta with shoegaze music, or Ghostlight with his wave/indie-pop orientation. Other artists such as Chewing Magnetic Tape, Lipan, In Every Dreams A Nightmare Waits, Teclo, Gyron V, and Giampiero Riggio give their best touch to make this compilation become your alternative soundtrack in your rainy days. They can make you experiencing beauty of the rain, in different way.
You can stream or buy this album on Seashell bandcamp.