A pointillistic daydream, crossing the street with your eyes closed, the distant horizon that marks the line between comfort and risk. At once familiar and surreal, Alphabet Rain is a compact collection of exploratory recordings by composer/vocalist/harpist Audrey Harrer, and the culmination of her experiments with acoustic instruments in a studio environment with producer Christopher McLaughlin. Organic, detailed, and modern, each piece grew from text as players were invited to 1867 Recording Studio (a cavernous masonic temple) to perform parts and improvise. The result is a texture of lyrical counterlines, catchy riffs, and arrangements that bloom with multidimensional ideas. Alphabet Rain is a shimmering, rock-influenced work that boldly and poetically weaves together the ancient and the avant-garde.