Portico

Living Fields

Label Ninja Tune Genre Jazz Cat no. zencd221x

£10.99

Portico (formerly Portico Quartet) release their new album, 'Living Fields' via Ninja Tunes. 'Living Fields' is an album of catharsis and redefinition, born of a desire to create newness out of loss and change. You could also say that the band Portico themselves have undergone a process of ending and re-beginning. Portico make music which moves forward towards distant places while offering rare intimacy as well, arriving somewhere between structured pop songs and a disintegrating ambience, a unique blend of the sublunary and the celestial. Portico are Duncan Bellamy, Milo Fitzpatrick and Jack Wyllie. Previously they were three-quarters of the highly successful and critically-acclaimed Portico Quartet. But 'Living Fields' is no continuation under a shortened name. As far as the band are concerned this is a debut. There are three remarkable singers on this record: Jono McCleery, Joe Newman (Alt-J) and Jamie Woon. These are not just guest performances and it shows. Long established relationships between them all allowed for a consistency of thought and expression which makes this a truly remarkable record.CD  - Softpack with foldout poster. Softpack cover printed on uncoated black-board with spot varnish. Poster booklet is uncoated. LP - LP with uncoated black-board sleeve with spot varnish and 12" uncoated insert. 180 Gram vinyl.