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Portico Living Fields Vinyl LP + CD with 4 Extra Tracks Limited Edition Alt-J Ninja Tune ZEN221X 2015 UK

Artist: Portico
Title: Living Fields
Catalog Number: ZEN221X
Label: Ninja Tune
Barcode: 5054429001396
Edition: Special Edition
Original release year: 2015
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: Standard
Extras: CD + Download
Limited Edition: Yes
Total Item Weight: 305gr
Pressing country: EU
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: May 17, 2015
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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, but none of this quite captures what you will hear. The new album from Portico Living Fields, featuring vocal collaborations with Joe Newman (Alt-J), Jono McCleery and Jamie Woon.

 

 

The new album from Portico, Living Fields, featuring vocal collaborations with Joe Newman (alt-J), Jono McCleery and Jamie Woon, is out now on LP. The record, which The Times dub 'a bold and wholly successful reinvention, ' is a truly electronic album; a unique blend of the sublunary and the celestial, of reverb drenched piano, swathes of studio noise matched with a score of superb vocalists. Pick up your vinyl copy to receive a bonus CD including three unreleased tracks and an alternative version of Where You Are.

Watch their new video for 101, which captures an underwater chance encounter between diver and shark, shot in defined monochrome. The band are about to embark on the second leg of their extensive European tour, kicking off at Teatro Parenti in Milan on 17 April, winding up at The Hague's Paard Van Troje on 23 May.


Where do you start talking about a suite of recordings so concerned with the commonalities between beginnings and ends? You could start by saying that 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, but none of this quite captures what you will hear.

The best thing you can do is listen. 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. Reverb drenched piano meshes with swathes of studio noise while vocals float high above a world of textural atmosphere.

Drum machines crisply puncture the air around shimmering arpeggios of synth and electric bass.You can be untethered, detached in space only for a moment of detail to rush into focus. Melancholia and euphoria sunk into each other. The effect is profoundly emotional without ever needing to emote.

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. Woon shared a house with Portico in East London when they were writing and recording the album that would become Isla and he was working on “Mirrorwriting.” Joe Newman is a childhood friend of Wyllie's and Jono McCleery was introduced to Portico by Jamie Woon and has opened for them in the past. These existing relationships allowed for a consistency of thought and expression which makes this a truly remarkable record.

Where do you start talking about a suite of recordings so concerned with the commonalities between beginnings and ends? It doesn’t really matter so long as you listen.

 

 

Track Listing:

 

01. Living Fields (ft Jono McCleery)
02. 101 (ft Joe Newman)
03. Where You Are (ft Jono McCleery)
04. Atacama (ft Joe Newman)
05. Colour Fading (ft Jono McCleery)
06. Dissolution
07. Bright Luck (ft Jono McCleery)
08. Brittle (ft Joe Newman)
09. Memory Of Newness (ft Jamie Woon)

(Bonus CD)
01. Void
02. Into A Vision ft. Jono McCleery
03. Where You Are (alt version) ft. Jono McCleery
04. Distant Plane

 

Click here to listen to samples on AllMusic.com

 

 


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