On the first full-length effort for Mauro Remiddi, the Italian-born London resident, under the name Porcelain Raft, listeners get a collection of pleasant dream pop.
Oohs, coos and ahhs form the bed on which Remiddi's music unfolds, a chillwave fantasy with its feet firmly planted in reality.
Therein lies the problem. Remiddi never shows the lack of restraint to make these songs memorable even for their quirkiness they just sort of float by like a calm stream, flowing past the listener with nothing holding in place.
Strands of songs recall Beach House's 2010 effort Teen Dream, but the difference here is the vocals are not as moody or memorable as Victoria Legrand.
Strange Weekend makes for pleasant background music when the party is winding down. There's nothing wrong with it, but repeated listens don't reveal anything that wasn't apparent the first time.
Tomorrow's entry: Bob Dylan, Empire Burlesque