Stream Porcelain Raft’s Surprise EP Pressed Flowers (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s been a little over a year since we’ve had new music from Mauro Remiddi, AKA Porcelain Raft. However, recently, Remiddi came across an old mini recorder full of demos from his time in London 10 years ago. He began expanding those scraps into songs, and two weeks later, a brand new EP called Pressed Flowers was born. Stream and download it below, plus check some background on the EP from Remiddi.

Here’s the story behind Pressed Flowers:

Back in 2006 I was living in London and had a portable recorder where I noted music ideas, mostly 30sec long. I’m sure it was 2006 because that year a whale was discovered swimming in the river Thames, in the center of London. That is something hard to forget.

To my surprise few weeks ago, in my place in Los Angeles, I saw the little recorder resting peacefully in one of my boxes. I put new batteries on and pressed play.

It felt like opening a giant book filled with pressed flowers, with the colors still intact. In 10 days I wrote lyrics and turned the notes into songs.

Londoners gathered to see the rescue’s attempts. According to the press the reasons for the whale presence in the Thames were unclear.

Pressed Flowers is available now for free at Bandcamp. A new full-length is expected in early 2017.

CREDIT: Shawn Brackbill