Portico: Bright Luck (feat. Jono McCleery)
on 28 November 2014
Portico Quartet has reduced themselves to a trio and now makes music under the moniker Portico, but the allure of their jazz-inspired sound (which mostly revolved around an instrument called the hang) certainly hasn't dwindled any. For "Bright Luck"—a new song off their Ninja Tune-produced LP Living Fields—they brought it back to a foursome by enlisting English label mate Jono McCleery. Together they have created an ethereal dreamscape anchored by McCleery's vocals, which rises and falls like a mellifluous heartbeat. Slow and steady, "Bright Luck" captures the essence of Portico while offering fans something entirely new. Keep an eye out for their new album in March 2015.