Songs about settling down always worry me. It's can't be easy to find inspiration about a trip to IKEA to get a new bedside cabinet. However, settling is apparently what this album is about. On initial listen it's soothing and melancholy electronic pop with very pretty vocal harmonies. Sounds pretty lovely actually. Limited coke bottle colour spot gloss sleeve for Indies only.
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Limited indies only clear vinyl LP with spot gloss detail on sleeve + 12”x12” insert.
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8/10 Thomas Keidan Customer review, 8th March 2016
Following 2013's 'Slow Dance in the Cosmos', PORCHES. are back with an equally ethereal but inherently 'electronic' album which both fascinates and repulses at the same time. I love those albums where you feel yourself dancing and crying at the same time and this album is no exception... take 'Be Apart'... a gloomy ballad about a schizophrenic social-life. The track opens with thumping dark keyboard melodies and distorted vocals but doesn't fail to make you wonder why you are dancing like you're listening to Walking On Sunshine.
As for the rest of the album, Pool represents a stellar continuation of Maine's repertoire but sees a transition to solely electronic backing throughout. In short it works. Songs such as 'Even the Shadow' and 'Underwater' make you feel equally worried and excited for Maine. A young man with so much anxiety and heartbreak yet channelling it through indie-electronic melodies and upbeat jams.
One can only hope that such an approach pays off in the future... but for now, I have a feeling that this will surely be at the end of this years 'Best Of' lists... and for good reason.
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