[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.
[something new I'm trying out, just a quick list at the end of articles with a list of my personal favorite tracks]
"Is it Too Deep For You"
"Unless You Speak From Your Heart"