Portico Quartet – Memory Streams (2019)

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“Portico Quartet surpass their past selves and ascend to soaring heights. Memory Streams is without a shred of doubt their finest work to date, and one of the finest albums of this year.

For those of you that haven’t heard of them, Portico Quartet are a jazz band hailing from London, UK. They established themselves as a fairly uncharacteristic group, incorporating electronic textures into their music and approaching their song structures with a downtempo and post-rock-influenced mindset. It quickly became noticeable that with each release, the band were continuously refining their craft and looking for new ways to take their sound further. Enter Memory Streams, the culmination of fifteen years of development as a group. This album is easily the band’s most solid on literally all levels.” – EverythingIsNoise

“An album that locates their music in an age where we have unfettered access to a vast and ever expanding archive of imagery and ideas, Memory Streams both embraces and builds on Portico Quartet’s own unique music and legacy and locates their music firmly in the present.” – Bandcamp

Track listing:
A1 With, Beside, Against
A2 Signals In The Dusk
A3 Gradient
A4 Ways Of Seeing
A5 Memory Palace
B1 Offset
B2 Dissident Gardens
B3 Double Helix
B4 Immediately Visible


Jack Wyllie – saxophones, electronics
Duncan Bellamy – drums, glock
Milo Fitzpatrick – double bass


Label: Gondwana Records ‎– GONDLP034
Format: Vinyl, LP,  CD Album
Country: UK
Released: 04 Oct 2019