Album Review Porches - The House

Porches - The House

When ‘The House’ hits the spot, it presents an artist capable of wonderful things.

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Aaron Maine gained a new lease of life with previous album ‘Pool’. His irresistible melancholia was backed by washing synths, and this new identity is taken to weirder, more far-out places on follow-up, ‘The House’. Opener ‘Leave The House’ starts off largely where ‘Pool’ left off, but gives way to the gorgeous, understated ‘Country’, the erratic ‘By My Side’ and wobbly ‘Ono’.

When ‘The House’ hits the spot, it presents an artist capable of wonderful things. The album’s slight lack of cohesion is the only thing that prevents ‘The House’ getting there, but once his sound is refined, and the in-betweens coloured in, he’ll be capable of anything.


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