Porches
The House


3.5
great

Review

by chris. USER (51 Reviews)
January 20th, 2018 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: tell me everything that you want to hear. i want you to hear it.

Porches’ new album The House continues the direction made by Pool two years ago, handing us 14 new dreamy and synth-heavy indie pop. Aaron Maine’s heavenly voice shines brightest once again, treating listeners to just downright gorgeous melodies and ethereal high notes. The House feels much more confident and ambitious than its predecessor. Following less conventional sounds than set forth by pop norms, each of the tracks features a much more subdued and moody instrumentation. Some of the bigger tracks use repetition in the beats in such a way that allows one’s mind to just go and wander. When songs can make you lose focus and daydream like that, then it has definitely succeeded in creating a dreamy atmosphere and sticking with it. Even more interesting, however, is the 1-minute oddball tracks that cut between actual songs throughout the album (more so the first half). Tracks like “Country” and “Understanding” don’t really break the flow of the album but add a dash of more creativity, while also leading into the next track surprisingly well. As a continuation of sound from previous albums, Porches creates a well-rounded and magical experience to let you sink into and drift off in the void of synths and falsettos.



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McTime50
January 20th 2018


1021 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

w longing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwTlK6RBnhM



this is the start of a few 1-2 paragraph reviews im trying out for some of the releases this week. any comments or criticisms are welcome!

JustJoe.
January 20th 2018


10944 Comments


Nice & concise. I'm wondering if maybe you could have gone into a little more detail as to how the shorter tracks in particular help transition into the longer songs. Like, are they odd in the sense of their shorter length or do they introduce or expand upon a particular strand of the music present in the other tracks?

Minor criticisms aside, I'm sure my questions would be answered by simply listening to the actual music.

*pos'd*

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 20th 2018


70255 Comments


stoked for this

hobblepot
January 21st 2018


2947 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

album isn't as good as pool but still slays

Lord(e)Po)))ts
January 21st 2018


70255 Comments


Pools was front to back sweetness so thats a good bar to set at least

brandontaylor
February 10th 2018


1228 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this is slightly disappointing compared to pool, the songwriting prowess is still there but the beats are more robotic and distant and occasionally pretty lifeless because of that. i hope his next album is a return to the 'slow dance in the cosmos' sound but i doubt thats gonna happen.

Anthracks
February 17th 2018


8114 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this is so underappreciated

Arcade
Emeritus
April 3rd 2018


157 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

not sure why this is inspiring much hate and indifference

Anthracks
August 1st 2021


8114 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Damn came here to post the same thing I posted in 2018



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