After releasing two previous albums on Secretly Canadian, Porcelain Raft (a.k.a. Italian shoegaze maestroÂ Mauro Remiddi) is going it alone and releasing his new EP Half Awake on his own Volcanic Field label. Â Remeddi has also chosen to release Half Awake on cassette only, so if you want to grab the physical goods, it’s cassette or nothing.
Remiddi says: “I wanted to go back from where I started, creating a limited edition cassette EP andÂ handmade prints, copying each cassette one by one as I use to do in the early 90s when I had no one that would pay attention to my music, sometimes you have to start from the beginning to see why it’s still worth it.Â I started recording when I was 14 years old, using a cassette recorder, playing piano, creating fake radio programs. Than at 18 my first proper recording device was a 4 track cassette, so for me cassettes are not a novelty or a format that I just discovered. Itâ€™s always been there, I love that saturated sound, I know that hiss by heart. That hiss makes me feel at home.â€ť
Included with each cassette is a unique handmade linoleum art print, created by Remiddi himself. You’ve gotta love an artist that pours that much of himself into a release. Grab some multi-media love below before the 100 are gone.
Limited Edition Cassette + Art Print
Cassette + Print's dimension 9 inches / 12 inches (22.8cm / 30.4cm)
(Acrylic on heavyweight paper)
Cassette includes bonus track
Purchase comes w/ download
Includes digital pre-order of Half Awake EP. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
shipping out on or around 02 June 2015
edition of 100
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive