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.