added: 13 Feb 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Portico Quartet bring their powerful live performance to record. The Mercury Prize nominated East London based outfit's unique music has expanded to embrace new sonic territories.
Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance music, they take their strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas. Their new album Live/Remix is a double album offering a unique insight into two distinct parts of the band's personality.
Live catches the band live on tour in 2012 and features tracks from last year's eponymous album, Portico Quartet, as well as new arrangements of old favourites Clipper and Dawn Patrol. It offers fans and new listeners a chance to hear the band in all their live glory as Portico Quartet take the listener on an epic journey into the heart of their inimitable electro-acoustic-ambient music.
Delivered with a powerful punch the album adds that extra drive and energy honed over years of live performance and many pieces appear in dynamic new arrangements developed on tour. East London based Swedish singer Cornelia joins for a truly epic version of their track Steepless.
Remix offers a further insight into the band's music. Curated by Portico Quartet it features mixes of their music by some of the band's favourite producers and DJs. With mixes from Will Ward, SBTRKT, Luke Abbott, Scratcha DVA, LV, Capac, Konx-om-Pax and Luca Lozano.
Live Video of Steepless Featuring Cornelia live from The Roundhouse.
Portico Quartet will be live at Koko, Camden with special guest Cornelia on April 17th 2013.