Photo by Malia James
On June 2nd, dream pop wizard Mauro Remiddi returns with a new EP under his Porcelain Raft moniker. Half Awake spans five tracks and follows his pair of 2013 releases: the Permanent Signal LP and Silent Speech EP. Half Awake will be available digitally via his very own Volcanic Field label and as a limited edition cassette tape.
In a press release, the Los Angeles-based Remiddi spoke about his decision to go with the retro medium:
“I started recording when I was 14 years old, using a cassette recorder, playing piano, creating fake radio programs. Than at 18 my first proper recording device was a 4 track cassette, so for me cassettes are not a novelty or a format that I just discovered. It’s always been there, I love that saturated sound, I know that hiss by heart. That hiss makes me feel at home.”
Our first glimpse at Half Awake comes with “All In My Head”, a heavenly, synth-soaked cut that finds a ruminative Remiddi with his head in the clouds. Listen in below.
Half Awake EP Tracklist:
01. Leave Yourself Alone
02. Half Awake
03. All In My Head
04. Love Chain
05. Something Is After Me
Porcelain Raft will also hit the road for a short US tour in June.
Porcelain Raft 2015 Tour Dates:
06/22 – Washington, DC @ DC9
06/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
06/25 – Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bears
06/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
07/06 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
07/07 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
07/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
07/11 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar