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Portico Quartet


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Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet have always been an impossible band to pin down.
Sending out echoes of jazz, minimalism, electronic and ambient music, the group have created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of four albums, from their 2007 debut Knee-Deep In the North Sea, Isla, Portico Quartet to Live / Remix in 2013.
Now rebooted as a quartet after a brief spell as the three-piece Portico, the group released Art in the Age of Automation on Gondwana Records in August 2017 to worldwide acclaim.Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, Mercury Prize nominated Portico Quartet have created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of four lauded studio albums and one EP. From the band’s 2007 breakthrough Knee-Deep In the North Sea and the John Leckie produced Isla in 2010, to the self-titled recording Portico Quartet in 2012 and the heralded Art in the Age of Automation in August 2017 (and the companion EP Untitled (AITAOA #2) in April 2018) each album has seen the band expand its palate or explore new trajectories.
The band’s new album, Memory Streams, will be released on Gondwana Records this Autumn. Expect mesmeric new music that draws on their luminous past while pushing their trademark sound into exciting new places.


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