| Aaron Maine|
5 February 2016
Domino Recording Company
| February 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)|
Aaron Maine's apartment in Manhattan
Salvation Recording Co., New Paltz, New York
Slow Dance In Cosmos, Next Thing, Freetown Sound, A Good Night in the Ghetto, A Cosmic Rhythm With Eac
Pool is the second studio album by New York-based musician Aaron Maine's Porches project. The album was recorded in Maine's New York City apartment, and released on February 5, 2016 on Domino Records.
Pool received largely positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 15 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".
Jeremy Gordon of Pitchfork Media praised the album, stating, "Pool is an introspective record, tailormade for lonesome nights. It was made in Maine’s apartment, and while the record has a noticeably professional pop sheen, there are still vestigial hints of amateurism (such as the sound of fingers squeaking against the strings on album opener "Underwater") that convince me of its ideal setting. Anyone who lives in a city knows how easy it is to be pulled between lonely apartments and lonelier dance floors. By the end, the appeal of water becomes clear. You immerse yourself in it, disappearing from the rest of the world, but you’re still close to land."
All tracks written by Aaron Maine.Porches
Aaron Maine – writing, performing, recording, production, engineering, photography
Cameron Wisch – drums (3, 4, 8, 9, 12), performing
Kevin Farrant – guitar (4, 8, 9), performing
Maya Laner – vocals (8), performing
Seiya Jewell – performing
Greta Kline – vocals (2, 3, 5), bass (4, 8, 9)
Taylor Clay – saxophone (12)
Hunter Davidsohn – live drums recording, additional guitars recording
Christopher Daly – vocal recording (1, 3, 4)
Chris Coady – mixing
Greg Calbi – mastering
Jessica Lehrman – cover photo photography
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