Thursday, August 02, 2007

New Vortex record label

The Vortex is setting up a new record label as an imprint of Babel. The first artist signed is the Portico Quartet. The album, "Knee Deep In The North Sea" will be out in November. It's a nice backwards combination of the label and the live side. There's more of a partnership element involved and I am sure that the Vortex can benefit in terms of its name recognition from the band. They are great guys, busking every week outside the National Theatre and remind me of a cross between Penguin Cafe Orchestra and minimalism, but using the hang, which looks like a wok but sounds like a steel pan. Know any good porticos for photographs?

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