Memory Streams

Portico Quartet - Memory Streams
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Based on 16 ratings
October 4, 2019 / Release Date
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Gondwana / Label
Nu Jazz / Genres
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NewDawnFadez
80
Most jazz albums with an electronic packaging like this one end up serving up the jazz as the meat and potatoes of the record. But this one doesn’t, and perhaps that’s what makes it interesting to me. The jazz serves as the packaging instead, or the plate if you will, while the electronics serve as the feast. And even though that the electronic production borders on ambience in many areas, i think this is handled very nicely. There are also moments where this album slowly inverts ... read more
KengojiUltamYT
59
I was kinda excited for this album but damn it disappointed me. Everything on this album sounds nice but it really never amounts to anything. I just sits in the background being "Dynamic" and "Grand". "Offset" and "Dissident Gardens" are good highlights. They are a bit more memorable than most of the other songs on this album. Mediocre Album.
vitenrique
85
Not their best work as a final material, but certainly their most refined work for a structural matter. Songs such as "Dissident Gardens" and "Immediately Visible" are extremely sinesthesic, giving the listener unique experiences of music. Memory Streams is just one of the reasons that 2019 is a great year in world music, mainly to instrumental music, and stands by as one of the most interesting nujazz albums of past years - alongside the other last two works from the band.
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Added on: September 28, 2019