Following up on the cinematic beauty that was Sea Of Voices, Porter returns with Sad Machine, a soft, dreamy affair that features the young producer’s vocal debut alongside Vocaloid, a singing voice synthesizer. Porter delicately weaves an intricate tapestry of ethereal synths and dynamic drums to create an atmosphere and experience that is, to be perfectly honest, unlike the vast majority of dance music currently on the market. Some may accuse us of being hyperbolic, but it looks like Worlds is shaping up to be an album-of-the-decade contender.
“I’d used Vocaloid 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?”
Pick it up now on iTunes.