By Sean O | January 27th, 2012
Porcelain Raft is the kind of lo-fi, chillwave pop that you’d expect to be made in a garage. Well, in fact it was made in a Brooklyn basement. Mauro Remiddi is responsible for Strange Weekend, Porcelain Raft’s debut album out now via Secretly Canadian records.
At under forty minutes long, Strange Weekend is short, but it is by no means light. The reverberation alone weighs down on your shoulders as you slip between tracks, which are all well-written and admirably produced. Remiddi drowns out the world with his landscape of sounds and within the walls of Strange Weekend you become wholly absorbed.
It makes sense that Porcelain Raft is touring with the likes of M83 and Youth Lagoon. All three artists have something to say, but let the instrumentation carry the message, opting for a more hollowed vocal effect. Porcelain Raft knows its sound and delivers a solid offering, of which “Backwords” is just one of many standout tracks. It’s a guitar driven, strings accompanied and synth laced trip that demands four minutes of your time.