That Was The Show That Was: Porcelain Raft with Avox Blue, Casey Desmond | Great Scott, Boston | 4 Sept. 2013

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That Was The Show That Was: Porcelain Raft with Avox Blue, Casey Desmond | Great Scott, Boston | 4 Sept. 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <img alt="Porcelain Raft, Avox Blue, Casey Desmond | Great Scott, Boston | 4 Sept." src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2827/9695991172_f690680e06_o.jpg" width="630" /><br><br> <b>[PHOTO:</b> Dillon Riley<b>]</b> Brooklyn-based synth-pop outfit <b>Porcelain Raft</b> Wednesday night opened the tour supporting the new set <i>Permanent Signal</i> right here in Boston at Great Scott. I'd been a big fan of the act since the release of its early 2012 debut <i>Strange Weekend</i>, but this would be the first time I was able to experience how Italian-born mastermind Mauro Remiddi and co. render the dense sound of their records in front of a live audience. The crowd vibe was subdued as the trio mounted the stage, live drummer in tow, and sparked the proceedings with "Think Of The Ocean," the first song off <i>Permanent Signal</i>. Right away Mr. Remiddi showcased the key building block of the band's sound, a vast array of vintage keyboards and synthesizers. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/porcelainraft">Porcelain Raft</a>'s songs may be self-serious, but Remiddi seemed at ease in front of the crowd, content to not take himself too seriously.<br><br> The threesome augmented their live instrumentation with presets and a drum machine, and the blend of played and prompted sounds gave the performance a warmth some might argue is lacking from its recordings. In fact, Porcelain Raft comes off a lot more human on stage than even devotees might expect, and indeed the band Wednesday sounded a lot better <i>in flagranza</i> than what is captured on their LPs. The one-two punch off "Ocean" and "Cluster," with its ringing guitar leads, set a somber and yet startlingly playful tone for the remainder of the set, which we were pleased to note included songs from <i>Strange Weekend</i> as well as many of the highlights from <a href="http://www.secretlycanadian.com/onesheet.php?cat=SC280">the new record</a>, which was released Aug. 20 by Secretly Canadian. The trio closed with <a href="http://youtu.be/nMQ7f-zW73k">"Drifting In And Out"</a> from the debut, icing on the cake, as the song is a personal favorite.<br><br> Throughout, I couldn't shake the feeling that the show was severely under-attended. This is a project that's been boosted by prominent online outlets, and yet there I was up against the stage with plenty of elbow room. But that is, of course, one thing that makes shows like Wednesday's so great, that feeling that you're onto something a lot of people are ignoring or just don't get. Local synth-gaze producer <b>Avoxblue</b> and electropop purveyor <b>Casey Desmond</b> opened, and acquitted themselves well. -- <i>Dillon Riley</i><br><br> Porcelain Raft: <a href="http://porcelainraft.com/">Internerds</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/porcelainraft">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://porcelainraft.tumblr.com/">Tumblaaaaaaaahhh</a><br><br> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87384161"></iframe><br><br> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87384170"></iframe><br><br><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><img alt="Porcelain Raft, Avox Blue, Casey Desmond | Great Scott, Boston | 4 Sept." src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2827/9695991172_f690680e06_o.jpg" width="630" /><br><br> <b>[PHOTO:</b> Dillon Riley<b>]</b> Brooklyn-based synth-pop outfit <b>Porcelain Raft</b> Wednesday night opened the tour supporting the new set <i>Permanent Signal</i> right here in Boston at Great Scott. I'd been a big fan of the act since the release of its early 2012 debut <i>Strange Weekend</i>, but this would be the first time I was able to experience how Italian-born mastermind Mauro Remiddi and co. render the dense sound of their records in front of a live audience. The crowd vibe was subdued as the trio mounted the stage, live drummer in tow, and sparked the proceedings with "Think Of The Ocean," the first song off <i>Permanent Signal</i>. Right away Mr. Remiddi showcased the key building block of the band's sound, a vast array of vintage keyboards and synthesizers. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/porcelainraft">Porcelain Raft</a>'s songs may be self-serious, but Remiddi seemed at ease in front of the crowd, content to not take himself too seriously.<br><br> The threesome augmented their live instrumentation with presets and a drum machine, and the blend of played and prompted sounds gave the performance a warmth some might argue is lacking from its recordings. In fact, Porcelain Raft comes off a lot more human on stage than even devotees might expect, and indeed the band Wednesday sounded a lot better <i>in flagranza</i> than what is captured on their LPs. The one-two punch off "Ocean" and "Cluster," with its ringing guitar leads, set a somber and yet startlingly playful tone for the remainder of the set, which we were pleased to note included songs from <i>Strange Weekend</i> as well as many of the highlights from <a href="http://www.secretlycanadian.com/onesheet.php?cat=SC280">the new record</a>, which was released Aug. 20 by Secretly Canadian. The trio closed with <a href="http://youtu.be/nMQ7f-zW73k">"Drifting In And Out"</a> from the debut, icing on the cake, as the song is a personal favorite.<br><br> Throughout, I couldn't shake the feeling that the show was severely under-attended. This is a project that's been boosted by prominent online outlets, and yet there I was up against the stage with plenty of elbow room. But that is, of course, one thing that makes shows like Wednesday's so great, that feeling that you're onto something a lot of people are ignoring or just don't get. Local synth-gaze producer <b>Avoxblue</b> and electropop purveyor <b>Casey Desmond</b> opened, and acquitted themselves well. -- <i>Dillon Riley</i><br><br> Porcelain Raft: <a href="http://porcelainraft.com/">Internerds</a> | <a href="https://www.facebook.com/porcelainraft">Facebook</a> | <a href="http://porcelainraft.tumblr.com/">Tumblaaaaaaaahhh</a><br><br> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87384161"></iframe><br><br> <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87384170"></iframe><br><br><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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