Listen: Porter Robinson – Sea Of Voices
Porter Robinson releases lush lo-fi track, Sea Of Voices via SoundCloud
If you were awake around 4 am yesterday, youâ€™d know Twitter served up an unexpected bombshell. Porter Robinson, Â one of electronic musicâ€™s most promising artists, let loose a series of tweets about music that seemed personal and revelatory, setting Twitter abuzz. â€œYears ago, I realized that I wanted to write an album that focused on beauty above all else,â€ said one tweet posted by the jetlagged Robinson, who is currently in Australia. â€œThe feeling of hugeness and gorgeousness and vastness and beauty is what I fucking live for. It is my favourite thing in the world,â€ said another. Porter also posted, â€œI realized that the rift between the music that works for DJs and the music that I love had grown too huge to ignore.â€
The tweets culminated in Porter releasing a sample from a track of the much-awaited album heâ€™s been constructing. The last ROLLING STONE spoke to Porter, in October 2013, he had said, â€œIâ€™m trying to write songs that are good, musical and effective, and induce goosebumps. The way Iâ€™ve been describing it has been M83 meets Sleigh Bells meets Language. Itâ€™s loud and it knocks, but in a lo-fi, vintage-inspired way. Itâ€™s a little bit older and more analog-sounding. And itâ€™s a lot more emotional.â€
We could only hear the track â€” â€œSea of Voicesâ€ today, because SoundCloud crashed soon after it was released. Familiar territory perhaps, because Spitfire, Robinsonâ€™s debut EP, crashed Beatportâ€™s servers when it was released. â€œSea of Voicesâ€ is lush, melodic and a slow sunrise bottled into a track, and weâ€™re completely surprised by it. Appropriate, because if the rest of the album is this gripping, then itâ€™s a brand new day for Mr. Robinson.
Porter Robinson – Sea of Voices