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Gondwana Records


PORTICO QUARTET, whose Jack Wyllie we last encountered in these pages at the end of last summer with his exhilarating Afro-ambient project, Paradise Cinema, reconvened at their East London base during lockdown, the events that swathe us necessarily informing the new music they began to fashion. The world we all suddenly precipitated into necessitated a …

Norwich is a place that always feels distant and that sense of space sweeps through the music of Mammal Hands. Formed in the UK’s most easterly city in 2012 the jazz based trio of brothers Nick and Jordan Smart (on piano and sax respectively) with Jesse Barrett (providing drums and percussion) make an expansive sound …

WITH all the jazz noise coming out of South London these days it is easy to forget that the pulse continues to beat elsewhere. Mammal Hands have been steadily developing their individual pursuit of contemporary fusion music on Matthew Halsall’s esteemed Gondwana Records since their 2014 debut, Animalia. Now comes news of their fourth album …