Porter Robinson to Release "worlds"
Thu, 29 May 2014 16:45:28
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The wait for Porter Robinson's eagerly anticipated debut album worlds will soon be over. Releasing via Astralwerks August 12, the album is a cinematic excursion that blends Porter's technological prowess with his love of evocative melody.
Porter declares a beautifully loud-yet-vintage aesthetic that stands in stark contrast to the formulaic club-ready music dominating the electronic genre today.
Porter explains: "I'd used synthesized voices (vocaloid, for those in the know) as the vocals for several of the songs on worlds, and then the idea of a duet between a lonely robot girl and the human boy who encounters her occurred to me. I didn't have much time before I had to turn in the entire album, so I just sang the male parts. I wanted something that felt distantly sad, a little cute, surreal, hopeful, and maybe somehow evocative of fiction? It's also peppered with cheap little general-midi interludes that sound like n64 games or old pc games - those are so nostalgic to me and they really helped the whole thing feel all fantastical and fictional."
With that in mind, listen to "Sad Machine" below.
Did you dig this taste of Porter Robinson's worlds?