Wednesday, 25 January 2012

ALBUM REVIEW - STRANGE WEEKEND

[Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend]


Another Tuesday, another slew of music albums... This time something a little softer, a debut album (my favorite kind) from artist Mauro Remiddi, aka  Porcelain Raft, Strange Weekend.

A quick bit of information before we get into the actual review, why do record labels release albums on Tuesdays? I was curious so I decided to look for myself and it turns out sales figures for albums are released on Mondays, so to give albums the most amount of time to accumulate sales, records are released right after the new sales figures are in.

From the beginning your treated to a slightly dreamy track, "Drifting in and Out" that, like most albums, sets the general tone of the listening experience. Soft vocals and even softer guitars give you a trancey feel and leads into the acoustic centered "Shapeless and gone" One minor complaint I have with this track is the vocals are quite foggy in some parts. "Is it Too Deep For You?" grabs attention with its hip-hip percussion and amazingly crafted soundscape, in fact, one of this albums greatest strengths is its warm, hazy soundscapes and how well they compliment the songs themselves. The vocals go hand in hand with the softness of the tracks and are often thought provoking and emotional.

Overall, Strange Weekend is a great debut album from Mauro Remiddi and does not disappoint. First impressions are important and this album has me ready for more.

108/124

[something new I'm trying out, just a quick list at the end of articles with a list of my personal favorite tracks]

HIT TRACKS

"Is it Too Deep For You"

"Unless You Speak From Your Heart"

"Picture"

26 comments:

  1. Listened to "Is it too deep for you?" and I gotta say that, wow it was great! Cool tip.

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  2. Also gave Is it too deep for you a look, damn good one. Like the addition of tracks at the end too.

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  3. going to go find this and give it a listen

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  4. my local station has been playing "unless you speak from your heart" nonstop lately.

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  5. I'm not too familiar with this album nor this artist. I feel a who Google journey about to enfold. lol

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  6. I'll have to give this a listen, thanks or sharing :)

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  7. listening to picture right now and I'm not sure if its my style of music but the artist does sound good :b

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  8. This sounds pretty interesting. Will check these songs out.

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  9. I think it's prudent to provide a sample of some sort. :)

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    1. I've been thinking about adding a sample whenever I have a review or preview or anything like that.

      If you guys want it, that's what I'm doing! :)

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  10. Interesting, I'll check it out, thanks!

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  11. I am glad you told me that...when I release my debut album "Fungus covers Gordon Lightfoot", I will be sure to release it on a Tuesday.

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  12. nice blog, lots of new info on music...
    + followed!

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  13. I liked the "Picture" song

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  14. Came to say what Baur said

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  15. I just found this blog and am totally psyched! Great stuff, following you now!

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  16. I always wondered why they released on a Tuesday as well. It makes sense though since sales really count on a new release. I haven't heard of this band. I'll have to check Youtube and see if they're on it. Followed

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  17. Not sure about this band but great post and great blog.

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  18. That's not bad, not bad at all....

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  19. nice review for this article nice work dude

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