Oh shit, another one! Though I thought we were done with our review of the standout tracks of 2014 as 2015, leave it to David Kennedy to pop back up with the wintry, winsome "Raindrops" seven-inch released in February on his own Pearson Sound imprint. Split into two sections, it's a uniquely provincial take at ambient with its forward-moving aleatory qualities evoking Britishness both in resonance and theme. Considering that the sound of rain became something of a dubstep trope thanks to Burial's grainy field recordings, the mix on hand is far more synthetic with its 8-bit nods to the weightless grime ascendant at the time. And while Kennedy has always had a deft hand at maneuvering the trends dominating the dance, his tracks tend to achieve that timeless quality that make them as much of a joy today as they did upon their release, "Raindrops" proving no exception.