After various musical endeavors, Fred Kalil and Josh Thornhill have come together as Porcelain People to create music that will course through your veins. Enjoy and be happy.
The arrangements are spot on and the piano and synths sound as though they belonged together. Fans and creators of electronic pop music should take note of Streetlights and use it as an industry standard.
There’s so much emotion conjured here from what we often consider improbable sources for such magic…The chorus hook is particularly strong and eminently hummable. This is a memorable debut…
The Deep South isn’t exactly renowned as a hotbed for electronic pop bands, but Porcelain People gives major lie to the cliché that nothing but blues music and country singers hail from the region.
Streetlights has impressive quality spanning its entire length and the lulls are barely perceptible. To emerge on a debut with such fully formed musical vision and a wealth of top shelf material bodes well for the duo’s future and any listener smart enough to continue following them from here.
Streetlights has creativity and energy to burn in equal measure. Moreover, this is an album that never loses it way, despite taking a number of detours, and reroutes itself with a facility that even veteran acts and bands would envy. Porcelain People have landed in a big way.
Thornhill’s bracing singing really captures the spirit and depth of sensitivity defining the songwriting. Much of the thrill about this album comes from the inspiration fueling the songs – they literally sound like they were written that morning and recorded late in the afternoon. The results, however, are unquestionably top shelf.
Southern bred electro pop duo Porcelain People are a perfect example of talent overcoming cliché in multiple ways. They first disprove any lingering naysayers who still accuse electronica of being a shallow musical style compromised of bells and whistles and lacking substantive compositional weight.
Everything on Streetlights bubbles just beneath the surface. This is an album of tremendous sensitivity composed and performed by two performers with obviously sympathetic energies. One of the year’s most interesting releases.
Streetlights is a beautifully realized work that reaches beyond the mainstream vein while still keeping itself tightly tethered to the fundamental qualities that gives their music an opportunity to know lasting value. The deep south isn’t particularly know for producing acts like this, but Porcelain People proves once again that good music can happen anywhere.
Streetlights will stick with you. These are thirteen master classes in the importance of a great melody and the duo’s imagination seems to literally bloom with beautiful phrased musical lines. Porcelain People have tare talent and vision in a day when both qualities are at a decided premium.