The Mercury Music Prize nominated East London based outfit’s unique music has expanded to embrace new sonic territories. Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance music, they take their strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas.
‘Live’ catches the band on tour in 2012 and features tracks from last year’s eponymous album, Portico Quartet, as well as new arrangements of old favourites ‘Clipper’ and ‘Dawn Patrol’. It offers fans and new listeners a chance to hear the band in all their live glory.
The hard won collective empathy that is at the heart of their sound remains the primary touchstone as Portico Quartet take the listener on an epic journey into the heart of their inimitable electro-acoustic-ambient music. Delivered with a powerful punch, the album adds that extra drive and energy honed over years of live performance.
Many pieces appear in dynamic new arrangements developed on tour. East London based Swedish singer Cornelia joins for a truly epic version of their track ‘Steepless’.
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