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'Two years ago', remembers Porter Robinson, 'I only had the inkling of the idea that I wanted to do something different. I needed to do something that was honest and real', Porter explains. So he turned down countless DJ offers in 2013 to spend the entire year devoting himself to a process of introspection and reinvention. 'I figured that one way to develop a unique identity as an artist would be to combine all my favorite things in music it would result in something that is really personal, a collective expression of my taste and experience. Something nobody else has.'

And thus begat Worlds (Astralwerks), a cinematic excursion that commingles Porter's technological prowess with his love of evocative melody. His first studio album, it finds an unlikely common ground for Porter's diverse inspirations: Kanye West's Graduation, Daft Punk's Discovery, The Postal Service, and an array of orchestral movie scores.

'Sea of Voices', for instance, is just that: gauzy, feather-light vocals that float above an ethereal-shoegaze soundscape. That track trickles into 'Years of War', which transfers those levitating vocals onto radiant synth pop propelled by a fuzzy beat. He prolongs that pop euphoria with the anthemic 'Lionhearted', which pushes-and-pulls between ambient sighs and power chords, further rewarding the listener with the glitched-out 'Fellow Feeling', an avant centerpiece that swells from violin-driven sentiment to industrial static, before settling into palpitating chords.

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'Sigur Ros and M83 loom large over (Sea Of Voices) angel choirs and dewy strings and arpeggiated pinwheels... How much more epic does it get?
(None more epic.)' --Spin

'We're already seeing EDM 2.0 in the shape of Porter Robinson.' --Pete Tong

'Porter Robinson is post-EDM s greatest hope...Sad Machine sounds like how it would feel like to discover the sun.' --Fader


1. Divinity (feat. Amy Milan)
2. Sad Machine
3. Years of War (feat. Breanne Duren and Sean Caskey)
4. Flicker
5. Fresh Static Show
6. Polygon Dust (feat. Lemaitre)
7. Hear The Bells (feat. Imaginary Cities)
8. Natural Light
9. Lionhearted (feat. Urban Cone)
10. Sea of Voices
11. Fellow Feeling
12. Goodbye to a World

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 12, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • ASIN: B00L5VZJPE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,408 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ThePenIsMightier on September 11, 2014
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I could speak volumes about how emotionally-involving this album is, or how masterful the production is, or perhaps how each song comes across as a finely-woven, independent part of a much greater whole... how I would love to do that for you all.

But, as much as I would love to wax poetic about each individual track, I feel that doing so would be a disservice to you. An album of such staggering depth deserves to be experienced with as clean of a slate as possible, at least upon the first listen anyway. (Would you rather have a piece of artwork interpreted/explained for you, or would you rather stare at it and allow your own emotions to take hold of that interpretation? The latter option might be more labor-intensive on the part of the listener, but the end result is a much more personal and emotionally-satisfying listen, in my opinion).

What Porter Robinson has achieved with this, his first full-length record, is not only a step-forward for electronic music as a whole, but a work of intense emotional range, depth, and personality. This is the record he wanted to make for years, a realization of a grand vision, the genesis of which began with "Language". Listening to this album is like watching a movie/anime written & directed by Porter Robinson. It's epic. It's touching. It's sentimental and aggressive all-at-once. And it's 100% authentic. Daft Punk's "Discovery" is a masterpiece; "Worlds" is just as good, just as ground-breaking.

This album is the definition of "art", ladies and gentlemen. It begs to be listened to in its entirety on a beautiful sound system, or via a nice set of earphones. Like the best pieces of artwork, it will grow on you over time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KhmertRdboi on August 12, 2014
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This typically is not my kind of genre in the Electronic Music I would normally listen to. Porter Robinson has definitely created a masterpiece with this album. Before I only knew Porter from the track Language which garnered a lot of popularity upon release. I have been anxiously waiting for this album to drop because Sad Machine, Sea of Voices, and Lionhearted did a great job in getting my attention months prior to release. To put it simple, the album definitely blends beautifully crafted melodies with great vocals. It doesn't disappoint and every time I plug in for a listen, its like escaping to another World.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GadgetNerd on August 13, 2014
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This isn't some technical review where I pick out what is great or not so great. I've listened to all forms of electronic music since the mid nineties. I mainly knew Porter Robinson from the Spitfire EP. Bottom line is that I really like this album. Just give give it a listen, it has a really nice flow.
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By JonnyFive on December 10, 2014
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What is he, 23? 24? Cripes. This record is an absolutely fantastic, dare I say defining example in the genre. At least in the broad term of 'electronica' or any sort of synthesizer/electronics-driven music. I saw an interview where Porter stated he didn't set out to become a DJ nor really participate much in that, it was only at the request of others that he grew/fell into DJing. As such, I get the feeling that he hoped to distance himself from that stereotype of DJ/remixer and 4-on-the-floor house beats with this record. If so, he has succeeded tremendously and puts himself firmly in the upper eschelon of electronic musicians in the world with 'Worlds'. Gorgeous, vast production with a wide variety of sounds/synths, effects, and well chosen vocalists. A very accessible listen which at times reminds me of Passion Pit's releases. In general I regard this as a good thing, as both are steeped in melody and warmth, perhaps very organic/human elements which can be lost in some electronic music. Not so with Worlds, as it's dripping with heart & soul. I also get the feeling he's either been listening to some BT or at least trying to emulate his work, which is wise as I regard BT to be the finest all-around electronic musician in the world based on his 'This Binary Universe' and his works since. While Worlds isn't quite as complex or grandiose as those - which could be a good thing, as Worlds is more digestible and in smaller pieces (with only the 2 longest tracks at 6 mins), particularly to those with a potentially shorter attention span - it's right on the doorstep. The tracks span a range of emotions from inspirational to melancholy to playful to anthemic. The last 3 (or 4, including Lionhearted) tracks can even be described as cinematic and are, for me, the most effective.Read more ›
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The best thing about purchasing an Electronic album these days is you are buying one of the purist forms of musical artistry available today. Electronic music in general is touched by a fraction of the individuals as 'Nashville' music (or any music where the artist isn't the one recording/mixing/mastering), and in most cases is under total direction from start to finish by the original artist. What you do end up getting is albums that don't have cookie cutter sonic properties because they weren't mixed and mastered by the machine. Sometimes you have to give an album time before you understand it, the unconventional sound quality can make it so you don't actually hear the music.

This album is very soulful, after a few listens, I really feel like I know Porter on a personal level. He went really deep here and didn't cover up his feelings by trying to meet some expectation; he laid it all on the line.

I had to knock off a star here because there was too much missed potential with the sound design IMO. I don't know if he intended to make it the way it is, but the sound washes together way too much in my opinion. This really leaves me wanting to do a remix because with a little shine and polish I think some of these tracks could really come to life. Seriously, some of the drums are completely lost in the mix and it all kind of just melds together into a glob of sound with no distinguishable parts. Was the sound intentional? I don't know, this is one of the mysteries of the album and the imperfection almost makes you feel closer to the artist.
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