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Porcelain Raft / Strange Weekend
Album:Strange Weekend Collection:General
Artist:Porcelain Raft Added:01/2012
Label:Saddle Creek Records 

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Add Date:2012-04-29 Pull Date:2012-07-01 
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Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2012-04-06 
Airy creamy indie precision dreampop that cribs heavily from 70s glam -- particularly T. Rex -- and also New Zealand pop (The Clean, Crowded House). Andro vox, light acoustic strumming, ambient harmonies. You know, Eno. Laid back MGMT. Lots of synth, lots of "ooh"s, lots of nodding. A chill room soundtrack.

RIYL: Youth Lagoon, T. Rex, Pains, The Flaming Lips

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*1. (3:14) soothy mellow airy soundscape. noddy beat. moderate electric twang brings it home. abrupt cut.
*2. (3:45) easy slow strum and falsetto harmonies. sounds like just-add-fuzz t. rex. oh yeah, old school glam is all over this.
3. (3:46) spare, slow, creepster slink. exposed vox, high-reg flute-like line, snowshaker tambourine. tingly. slow fingerpicked acoustic 1 min in.
*4. (3:54) pronounced hand drums, sexy vox, tight delivery. easy midtempo, washy sonic sound backs a clean melody. you guys remember the notwist, doncha?
5. (4:08) slow, mellow, croony and pretty. 'oooh's. achieves that rich radiohead-like balance midway in.
6. (3:10) shuffly slow shakers. thin, cutesy melody. spacey. feels very distant. vox barely squeak out.
7. (2:19) amibent noodling, scattered drum machine, off-the-beat slow vox. less a song than a soundscape.
8. (3:03) ~7 sec to start. easy mid-slow loose strum, handclappy beat. relaxed and sweet. ends with 12 sec left.
9. (3:27) there's something uncomfortably 80s prom going on here. cheesy lyrics, 'ooh's, lilty light strumming, moony, dreamy.
*10. (3:35) cute midtempo pop. adorable breathy one-note organ + tambourine. nice glammy electric guitar accents.

Track Listing
1.Drifting In And Out 6.Unless You Speak From Your Heart
2.Shapeless & Gone 7.The End Of Silence
3.Is It Too Deep For You? 8.If You Had A Wish
4.Put Me To Sleep 9.Picture
5.Backwords 10.The Way In