Porcelain Raft - 'Permanent Signal'

His real speciality lies in making the machine sound vulnerable and human

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7 / 10
Rome-born, but a citizen of London and New York, Mauro Remiddi is preoccupied with rootlessness and lost connections, but ‘Permanent Signal’ finds beauty in loneliness. It’s as bathed in electronics as last year’s debut, ‘Strange Weekend’, only this time members of Yuck and The Antlers – and a cellist – augment Remiddi’s vision, giving ‘Minor Pleasure’ a steadily intensifying rock build amid all the overlapping synths. Remiddi himself has a tremulous, feminine voice that works well on shoegazey tracks like ‘Night Birds’ and ‘Cluster’, but his real speciality lies in making the machine sound vulnerable and human.

Matthew Horton

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