NINJA TUNE IS SET TO RELEASE PORTICO'S LIVING FIELDS ON APRIL 7, 2015.
‘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.
101 - ft Joe Newman
Where You Are
Atacama - ft Joe Newman
Brittle - ft Joe Newman
Memory of Newness - ft Jamie Woon
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