Portico Quartet

Memory Streams


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Dinked : Limited 'Dinked' edition of 500 copies on translucent blue vinyl with poster

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The 5th album from London's Portico Quartet.

Sonically, the album embraces the classic Portico Quartet sound pallet of drums, saxophone, bass and Hang-Drums, but nonetheless the sound has modulated, become more modern, whilst still channelling the beauty and mystery which has always marked the very best of Portico Quartet's music. It's the sound of a band at ease with its self who after a dozen years of recording and playing together are able to simultaneously explore and embrace their own identity.

Memory Streams also marks a return to a more predominantly band orientated sound than "Art in the Age Of Automation" and its partner release, the mini-album "Untitled". Bellamy says "we wanted to create something that had texture, fibre and space to it. Something that felt vivid, real and alive". During recording the band re-amped a lot of the sounds on the record, a process which lends a sense of depth and spaciousness to the sound. Wyllie adds, "We tried to reduce the pallet to what really identified the band and also as a way to help us write - it's not easy if you have unlimited possibilities. But it was also was an interesting challenge as it was about writing something new, that felt like a development, whilst also drawing on the past".
Tracklist
1. With, Beside, Against
2 Signals in the Dusk
3. Gradient
4. Ways of Seeing
5. Memory Palace
6. Offset
7. Dissident Gardens​
8. Double Helix
9. Immediately Visible
Soundwave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7cu-KmzyGc