Published Nov 24, 2014A roster-slimming lineup change this past summer left London, UK's Portico Quartet a man down, pushing the band to likewise trim their band name down to Portico. The group now reveal that they're marking the evolution by signing to Ninja Tune to deliver their next step, Living Fields.
The album, due March 24, is the first to feature the lineup of drummer Duncan Bellamy, double bass player Milo Fitzpatrick and saxophonist Jack Wyllie. After losing percussionist Keir Vine in August, the group decided to drop the "quartet" tag and move themselves into a new direction.
Melding elements of electronic music and jazz, Living Fields is said to be rife with "reverb-drenched piano," arpeggio synth work, drum machines and "swathes of studio noise." While Bellamy, Fitzpatrick and Wyllie have reconfigured themselves into a trio, the album also features the vocals of Alt-J's Joe Newman on three tracks, with English labelmate Jono McCleery and Burial collaborator Jamie Woon also contributing to the LP.
You'll find the gauzy stream of the McCleery-equipped "Bright Luck" down below, as well the tracklisting info for Living Fields.
2. Living Fields
3. 101 (ft. Joe Newman)
4. Where You Are
5. Atacama (ft. Joe Newman)
6. Bright Luck (ft. Jono McCleery)
7. Colour Fading
8. Brittle (ft. Joe Newman)
9. Memory of Newness (ft. Jamie Woon)