D/B Recommended: Portico Quartet @ .HBC Berlin | Tuesday, 27.03.2012

Hot on the heels of the release of their brand new eponymously titled album, the London group Portico Quartet make their Berlin live debut at .HBC in March.

Fusing influences from jazz and electronica to contemporary classical and hip hop and an electro-acoustic instrumentation to match, Portico Quartet display an impressive level of musical diversity.

Portico Quartet still sound like nothing you ever heard before. The Mercury nominated East London based outfit’s unique brand of hypnotic minimalism has expanded to embrace new sonic territories.

Portico Quartet | Ruins

Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance music as they take their strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas where the inspiration of Burial, Mount Kimbie and Flying Lotus rubs shoulders with the textures of Arve Henriksen and Bon Iver and echoes of Steve Reich and Max Richter. But all underpinned by a shared joy in collective music making as the band push their inimitable music into the future.

Expanding their sound to embrace electronics was a natural progression in an age where integrating effects, real time looping and samples is second nature to many musicians. In the process Portico Quartet maintain an authentic acoustic core sound that’s magnified through skilled electronic manipulation.

Portico Quartet  LIVE

Tuesday, 27th March 2012 | 20:00 CET
.HBC | Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9 | 10178 Berlin/Mitte

www.porticoquartet.com | hbc-berlin.de | http://realworldrecords.com