Porter Robinson surprised us all a few weeks back when he announced his brand new project, Virtual Self. Today, after recently announcing his debut show as Virtual Self and linking fans to a cryptic website and forum, Porter has finally released a full-length, self-titled body of work – Virtual Self EP.
While Virtual Self as a whole seems to draw on many of Porter’s musical influences, this self-titled 5-track EP is an incredible departure from the Porter we’ve come to know. Although immediately recognizable are his previously released singles “Eon Break” and “Ghost Voices”, from lighthearted, ethereal synths and playful vocal chops to heavy drum & bass inspired breakbeat filled drops, listeners are taken on a sonic journey throughout the entirety of the EP. Judging by the numerous playback sections of Porter’s new website that are titled “UNKNOWN”, we may be in for some more Virtual Self in the future, but with the little that is known about Virtual Self in general, only time will tell. In the meantime, make sure to check out the Virtual Self EP below and enjoy!