Memory Of Newness

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You’ve doubtless heard elsewhere on the internets about the new album ‘Living Fields’ from London trio Portico (formerly Portico Quartet) which has been released today by Ninja Tune. Described as ‘an album of catharsis and redefinition, born of a desire to create newness out of loss and change’, it deals with concepts of decay and disintegration; documenting the end of the acclaimed Portico Quartet and a re-emergence of an entirely different three-handed entity. Inspired by artists such as William Basinsky and Tim Heckler, a more electronic sound has been incorporated into more traditional instrumentation and field recordings for a confident collection of finely structured pop songs and broken ambient atmospheres which simultaneously capture moments of light and dark, euphoria and melancholy. Labelmate Jono McCleery and Joe Newman from Alt-J feature heavily throughout the album, with London singer Jamie Woon contributing the album closer ‘Memory of Newness’, and the single ‘101’ is out now backed by a tough techno remix courtesy of Kowton.

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