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Art in the Age of Automation

Portico Quartet

Art in the Age of Automation

Fourth album from the London group, melding electronica, experimental jazz, dance and rock

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Gondwana
UK Release date
25/08/2017
US Release date
25/08/2017
  1. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    This fourth studio album sees them embellishing their signature sound. It’s a glorious collage
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Art in The Age Of Automation, like Portico Quartet’s early discs, is an album to lie back and sink into
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This is vaulting, widescreen soundscaping of the first water. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Portico's rejuvenated quartet status brings with it more of the jazz-influenced stylings that first made their name. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    They are back to their best and clearly enjoying this newfound vigour for their craft
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  6. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Portico Quartet are still making quality music, but it is to be hoped they will play more obviously to their strengths now their line-up has settled again
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  7. 6.0 |   Clash

    This is a perfectly fine, assured, clever fusion jazz record stuffed full of interesting combinations and insistent melodic shapes
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  8. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Finds the group expanding their sound to accommodate strings and horns alongside their core armoury of drums, bass, keys, sax and hang
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