The idea of June rises in us much like summer comes on to schoolchildren and fills their nights with wonder and infinite longing. There's something sublime in the architecture of the month, something that stirs the imagination and whets the palate. We make plans in June. We set forth and leave the shore. Guitarist/composer Mark Yodice has been making and arranging music since he learned to play at thirteen. His newest collection of original material, ...of Raging Waters (released under the pseudonym the June Rise), marks the arrival of a serious force in the landscape of contemporary instrumental music. Yodice was born in Queens and lived on eastern Long Island for several years before settling in Brooklyn. As it was for the New York City / Long Island poets and painters who came before him, this dichotomy of urban dreams and country dreams is integral in the formation of his artistic vision and sound and at the core of his sound. (after) Alan Semerdjian.