Portico Quartet – Monument (Vinyl 2LP)

Gondwana Records

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Portico Quartet – Monument (Vinyl 2LP)

Label: Gondwana Records

Cat No: GONDLP043

It's rare that a band releases two albums within six months of each other, rarer too that while both are so different, they are both as epochal in terms of the band's output as Terrain and Monument are to Portico Quartet. The irony is that Monument, a stripped-back, intentionally direct album, was the album that the band set out to write in May 2020, before the dream like long-form Terrain came into focus. Briefly they were two halves of the same record, but the band ended up developing these two distinct bodies of work concurrently. And although they were written side-by-side and recorded at the same sessions, they are records best understood as distinct from each other, each with opposing ideas and forms.

CLICK TRACK TO LISTEN 

A1    Opening
A2    Impressions
A3    Ultraviolet
B1    Ever Present
B2    Gateway
B3    Monument
C1    AOE
C2    Warm Data
D1    Portal
D2    On The Light

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