Live / Remix
£8.00 – £15.00
Portico Quartet bring their powerful live performance to record. Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance music, they take their strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas. Live/Remix is a double album offering a unique insight into two distinct parts of the band’s personality.
…something quite special.
Fusing electronics with near classical levels of composition, their’s is a music which takes inspiring liberties with sound, texture and form. The live portion…is something quite special. On record, deeply composed and cerebral, Portico Quartet really come to life in front of an audience. Allowing their music to spill out, to spiral out into new shapes, contortions, the band’s improvisationary techniques mean that every show is quite unique.
Clash Online (UK)
…killer cut is Konx-om-Pax’s mesmeric re-jigging of 4096 Colours.
…though the hang is present on early tracks such as Clipper and Dawn Patrol – which are superbly rendered here – elsewhere there’s great emphasis on electronica and effects. …their sound seems delicate and ethereal, in a live setting the quartet’s music yields plenty of compelling sonic drama.
MOJO Magazine (UK)