Porcelain Raft ~ Unless You Speak From Your Heart
Italian-born Mauro Remiddi, who now records out of New York under the name Porcelain Raft, has had an interesting musical career, composing music for award-winning film shorts, playing for off-Broadway productions, and collaborating with several musicians on a variety of projects. His wayward and varied life is reflected in the dreamy strains of his current sounds, betraying a mind that’s never truly touched down, never at rest.
On his first full-length EP as Porcelain Raft, Strange Weekend, Remiddi blends together shoegaze and dream pop sounds, making liberal use of lilting organ riffs, muddled guitar, and breathy, agendered vocals. His never-quite-satisfied lyrics hint at that part of us that wants to float away, leaving the tribulations of daily life behind us as we cruise down the coast, watching the clouds disappear over the horizon.