Electronic pop artist Porcelain Raft is back and moving out of his comfort zone. The solo project of Brooklyn’s Mauro Remiddi, Porcelain Raft’s first album, 2011’s Strange Weekend, was a buzzed-about landscape of dreamy-pop and loops in bubbling form. His new release, Permanent Signal, experiments with the unusual: slightly jagged, slightly off.
However, the pop sounds of Strange Weekend are still prevalent on Permanent Signal, out August 20th. Remiddi’s desire to experiment out of the hazy-vocals-dream-pop bubble is done right — just enough new elements still mixed with the vibe he previously perfected. “The Way Out”, for example, shows that while Remiddi is trying something new, he still sticks with the basics of what he’s best at.
Porcelain Raft’s hauntingly pretty new single is “Think of the Ocean.” The broken bits of this song are pieced together artfully, with Remeddi’s vocals adding an overlay of odd beauty. Remiddi will be playing Bottom of the Hill next month! Listen to the track and watch the official video below.