Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Strange Weekend by Porcelain Raft, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Strange Weekend

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

Checking the liner notes of Porcelain Raft's debut album Strange Weekend reveals that Mauro Remiddi recorded all the music and vocals in a Brooklyn basement during a two-month span. If you didn't see that, you could probably guess…at least about the basement part. Remiddi's sound is very insular and bathed in reverb and effects, yet still intensely personal and vaguely confessional. It's like he's a Panda Bear who digs Donovan more than he does Arthur Russell; the sounds are always in service of the songs instead of the other way around. The important part of the equation is the short amount of time Remiddi spent recording the album. Rather than tinkering forever or wasting time adding more and more layers, there is a tight focus to the songs and the sounds that gives the album a nice punch and immediacy that many bedroom/basement dreamers can't quite grasp. Remiddi is able to almost flawlessly balance being able to craft beautiful backgrounds for his songs and making sure these sounds don't get in the way of the songs themselves. It's a trick that isn't easy to pull off and it's doubly impressive that he's able to maintain it over the course of the album. A few of the songs stand out as possible mixtape staples: the gently strutting "Unless You Speak from Your Heart," which oddly enough sounds like a T. Rex groover filtered through Brooklyn murk; the quietly majestic "Drifting In & Out," and the girl-group-in-a-wind-tunnel "The End of Silence" all fit the bill nicely. Along with these easy to swallow gems, the record is loaded with deceptively powerful songs that ground the album in real emotion and show that Remiddi isn't just fooling around with sound: the sluggish, hip-hop inflected "Is It Too Deep for You?"; the achingly tender "Backwards," and the album's last song "The Way In" are all examples of Remiddi's depth and the deceptive emotional pull of the album. Strange Weekend is a very impressive debut album, full of craft, emotion, and songs that you'll want to listen to again and again., Rovi

Customer Reviews

Neat Dream Pop Album

Mauro Remiddi has put together a neat little package of indie dream pop. There’s plenty of other artists with similar styles such as Wild Nothing, Beach House, and Diiv. But despite all of it’s contemporaries, Strange Weekend remains an interesting experience.

Just what I was looking for

Dreamy, hypnotic, interesting instrumentals and male vocals for a change with this style of music. I fell instantly in love with Am I Deep Enough. I plugged in Still Corners on iTunes radio to discover this amazing band. Check it out.

Great song- shapeless and gone

I can't believe there are not more reviews on here... I admit I have only listened to one song, but shapeless and gone is amazing! Good track.


Formed: Rome, Italy

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

Italian-born singer/songwriter Mauro Remiddi makes dreamy indie pop with his solo project Porcelain Raft. Prior to playing with Onyee Lo in the duo Three Blind Mice, and in their full five-piece band Sunny Day Sets Fire, the bedroom shoegaze artist got his start composing the soundtrack for the short film La Matta dei Fiori in 1997. The next decade was spent performing in his two groups, as well as collaborating with video artist Ra Di Martino and Filthy Dukes for their 2008 album Nonsense in the...
Full Bio
Strange Weekend, Porcelain Raft
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings