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Portico Quartet - Untitled (AITAOA #2)
Tracklist
A1Double Space
A2Index
A3Unrest
A4In Where We Meet
A5View From A Satellite
B1Celestial Wife
B2Reflected In Neon
B3Dust
B4Berlin

Untitled (AITAOA #2)

Gondwana | Item No: 579804
Vinyl LP | 2018 / UK – Original | New
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Portico Quartet has always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group have created their own singular sound.And while their new music mixes dense layers and textures with electronic and acoustic instruments the sound remains uniquely, recognisably their own.

In 2017 they released their fourth studio album in a decade, Art in the Age of Automation, on Gondwana Records. Released to a chorus of acclaim, the album marked a triumphant return for the Quartet after a brief hiatus as the three-piece, Portico, and marked a welcome return to the stage for the foursome with sold-out shows across Europe including the Roundhouse, London earlier this year.

Untitled (AITAOA #2) was largely recorded at the same sessions as Art in the Age of Automation at Fish Factory Studios in London and Portico Quartet's own studio in East London. Like it's predecessor, the album was mixed at Voxton in Berlin. It is intended as a companion piece to last year's AITAOA. But works equally as well as a stand-alone album and explores similar areas of enigmatic, widescreen minimalism alongside the more hard-hitting sounds that have become a notable part of their live shows. There is no lessening of quality here, album opener, Double Space, Index, View From A Satellite and Berlin were all originally slated for AITAOA, before being held back as the band's vision of that album came into sharper focus. The insistent groove of Unrest and cinematic beauty of Celestial Wife were enhanced with further recording sessions till the band felt they were complete. The artwork is by Duncan Bellamy for Veil Projects.

"During 2016 we embarked on writing Art in the Age of Automation, and it ended up being an incredibly fertile period for us. We wrote a lot of music - too much - but ultimately decided to record it all during recording sessions in December 2016/January 2017. After releasing AITAOA we still had a lot of music leftover… music that could easily have made it onto the album. The more we listened to these tracks the more we wanted to share it, so we set about crafting it into something worthy of release. We're really excited to share the results!." Duncan Bellamy

This then is, Untitled, Art in the Age of Automation #2. Enjoy!
Item Details
Item No:579804
Artist:Portico Quartet
Titel:Untitled (AITAOA #2)
Label:Gondwana
Katalog-Nr:GONDLP022
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:UK – Original
Release Date:2018
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Jazz | Fusion
Available since:17.05.2018
Condition:New
Price:25,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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