'Willow Tree Testing'
Sun Rain is the solo alias of Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and electronic producer Chad Skinner. 'Sheets' marks his debut solo album, yet he's been active within the music community for several years, releasing two albums as one-half of electronic production duo Snowday, and frequently unveiling thoughtful DJ sets in clubs and at festivals as Legs Florentine. Last year he conceptually launched the Sun Rain project, fusing his versatile compositional talents to explore his own expansive sonic ideas. Recorded entirely in his home studio, Sun Rain has emerged with 'Sheets,' a gorgeous 8-track showcase of rich textural soundscapes infused with the emotional resonance of modern classical music. Organic beats and natural percussive elements are beautifully woven with dusty synths, rolling guitars, and elegant piano, creating an electro-acoustic landscape steeped in nostalgia and melancholy, yet also optimistically hopeful. Contemplative and relaxing, endearing and heartfelt, this is music for the quieter moments.