Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet:
"The Mercury-nominated, young East Londoners' unique brand of hypnotic minimalism has expanded to embrace new sonic territory – drawing on electronica, ambient, classical, and dance music as they takes their strangely beautiful, cinematic future music to new vistas, where the inspiration of Burial, Mount Kimbie, and Flying Lotus rubs shoulders with the textures of Arve Kenriksen and Bon iver and echoes of Steve Reich and Max Richter.
This eponymous, self-produced third album – brilliantly engineered by Greg Freeman at the Fish Market studios and Real World – finds the band expanding their trademark sound of eerie hand, ethereal sax, earthy bass, and drums via a very organic use of electronics.
Bassist Milo continues to contribute a wide range of dynamics, from hugely propulsive bass lines to powerful bowed melodies, layered via a loop pedal to create a keening multi-layered one-man string section. The group have also revolutionized the resonant hang via its sequenced and sampled use. And they can turn it up loud, too – into a cavernous crossroads between haunting electronica and the inner psyche of an as-yet-un-filmed David Lynch movie." - Insound
Average rating: 8.0 - Genre: Jazz
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