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Piano And Rain
September 27, 2013 10:43 AM   Subscribe

At the end of a long work week, maybe you could use a bit of relaxation. Pleasantly soothing, delightfully literal, PianoAndRain.com does what it says on the tin. [autoplay sounds, in case it wasn't obvious]
posted by vytae (29 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
/me hastily registers snaredrumandrain.com
posted by George_Spiggott at 10:48 AM on September 27, 2013


Open this in one tab, and that site with the ambient noise music and police scanners in another...
posted by showbiz_liz at 10:49 AM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cf. Rainy Mood, which has been around a while.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 10:49 AM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh my god I was joking but this is awesome, it's like an intro to a really good X-Files episode
posted by showbiz_liz at 10:51 AM on September 27, 2013 [14 favorites]


The rain is nice, but on my work computer at least, the musi   c str   eami   ng i   s a bi   t chop   py
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:01 AM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm a fan of brown noise...
posted by jim in austin at 11:14 AM on September 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Any chance of a "Riders on the Storm" hour-long mix?
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:23 AM on September 27, 2013


And of course, you can roll your own with the Nature Sounds Mixer.

Nighttime Ohio hayloft!
Stormy Lake Superior shore!
Sleigh pursued by wolves!
posted by Iridic at 11:43 AM on September 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


PianQ and Cain?
posted by grog at 11:48 AM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm holding out for kazooandloons.com.
posted by grumpybear69 at 11:50 AM on September 27, 2013


Flute and loons?
posted by Iridic at 11:59 AM on September 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


accordionandsnowstorm.com
thereminandloons.com
tinwhistleandtypewriter.com
tubaandloudsexinthenextroom.com
posted by oulipian at 12:00 PM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


OMG, I HAVE PIANO + RAIN, NYC POLICE RADIO, AND FLUTE + LOONS ALL OPEN AT THE SAME TIME AND I AM HAVING SOME INTENSE VISIONS, GUYS.
posted by neroli at 12:02 PM on September 27, 2013 [5 favorites]


Well, that sort of thing going to happen if you leave your piano out on the beach.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:14 PM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Neat, but I'll be back in November.
posted by butterstick at 12:30 PM on September 27, 2013


For those who have played Portal, I think this is fantastic.
posted by Han Tzu at 12:42 PM on September 27, 2013


This made me feel all funny inside, like I wanted to take a nap or cry or write in my journal or something.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:49 PM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


pianoandrain.com and coffitivity.com together is pretty nice as well.
posted by cebailey at 1:02 PM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


This makes me feel like dashing outside to desperately grab all my laundry off the line.
posted by HotToddy at 1:28 PM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Just kidding, it really makes me feel like snuggling up in bed with cinnamon toast and a Georgette Heyer novel and telling myself the rain is like an extra rinse cycle, fuck it, it'll dry eventually.
posted by HotToddy at 1:30 PM on September 27, 2013


Sadly won't work if you happen to be using Android.
posted by Lizard at 1:50 PM on September 27, 2013


Pair with visuals generated by rainyday.js.
posted by weston at 3:26 PM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Stuff like this is a lot of fun. Of course, the OCD among us, would prefer to roll their own, otherwise things not being exactly right quickly drive us up the wall... like, I'd like less/no thunder and lower volume on the rain, and different piano, and, and, and go do your own mix instead of complaining. Hmm, so that's how we get roll-your-own-Eno?
posted by VikingSword at 4:10 PM on September 27, 2013


Hunh, more like rain on the car roof. Even heavy rainxfour isn't rain enough!

I lubs me some rains.
posted by BlueHorse at 5:25 PM on September 27, 2013


Iridic, thanks for that link. I made one.
posted by notquitemaryann at 8:27 PM on September 27, 2013


Wanted: Train sounds.

For about a year I used to put myself to sleep (I have a weird shift as an adult caregiver) using the yogaduke channel (aka texashighdef, but both have a mix of relaxation and non-relaxation content), which has a lot of rain, waves, and babbling brook sound streams up to an hour. Anyway, the one thing I couldn't get was a nice long train clacking through the night. As a matter of logistics I'm now using the Android app Sleepytime Lite, but I'm going to try YouTube again since they use very short looped sounds, and the train sound I can access has this weird anomaly where it sounds like someone playing the bagpipes very far off.

Anyway, more Android suggestions in this vein welcome...
posted by dhartung at 11:28 PM on September 27, 2013


Nice find - thanks for posting. I've bookmarked it for future needs, and I think I'll mention it to my dentist next week. I think it would be much better than the golden oldies/easy listening stuff they play.
posted by Quietgal at 8:55 AM on September 28, 2013


Oh yes, dhartung, train sounds!!
posted by BlueHorse at 3:44 PM on September 28, 2013


See also: Vangelis, "The City."
posted by Lanark at 10:40 AM on September 29, 2013


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