Monday, January 10, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Porcelain Raft

Over the past few weeks, I've found myself fascinated with a new artist that goes the name of Porcelain Raft.   Porcelain Raft isn't some obscure noise band with a catchy name.  Instead the stage name belongs to Mauro Remiddi, a songwriter currently based in London.  Originally from Rome, Remiddi performs songs that have a unique ring to them.  The multi-instrumentalist's style is somewhat poppy, yet many of his tracks have a nice vintage feel to them.

My first taste of his work was the acoustic "Everything From Your Hands".  I was instantly obsessed with the song's simplicity.  It's just a guitar and a beautiful melody.  Soon after, I heard some other tracks including "Dragonfly" and "Tip Of Your Tongue".  These singles were more fleshed out with a lush layer of echo.  The two different sides of Porcelain Raft are equally interesting and refreshing.

Remiddi's musical past includes playing with the pop band, Sunny Day Sets Fire, and composing various film scores.  While Porcelain Raft may be fairly new, Mauro has a versatile track record.  His EP, Gone Blind, will be released on February 22.  During the same month he'll be touring in the US.  You can listen to, or purchase, Porcelain Raft's music here.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, he's amazing! Much better then I expected.