new favorite band: Portico Quartet

I just ran across mention of these guys on BoingBoing. – Portico Quartet. I think they’re incredibly fabulous. They’re a jazz group with latin and vaguely middle-eastern/indonesian influences. The most distinctive thing about their sound is the use of a hang, a sort of steel-drum-meets-gemelan-meets-flying-saucer. One day after finding them, they’re at the top of […]

I just ran across mention of these guys on BoingBoing. – Portico Quartet.

I think they’re incredibly fabulous.

They’re a jazz group with latin and vaguely middle-eastern/indonesian influences. The most distinctive thing about their sound is the use of a hang, a sort of steel-drum-meets-gemelan-meets-flying-saucer.

One day after finding them, they’re at the top of my last.fm playlist and I’m already wishing they had more albums out.

You can find a number of videos of them on youtube but none with satisfactory sound, so here:

(I finally fixed the above link, you should be able to play it now)

If you dig ’em, though, go buy the cd.

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