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Portfolio Profile


Portfolio was born in 2003, in Reggio Emilia (North of Italy), as an electro acoustic 3-pieces band. Their first show was at "Tora Tora Festival" in 2003. In the following years the band toured intensively in Italy and Europe. Now available "The standing babas", the latest release for the label Thisistheland. The album features the song 'Kim Novak', soundtrack of "Fotografia Europea 2012".


[ Due ] is Portfolio’s latest album that slowly took shape since 2013 and eventually ended up in a coherent 7-track album in May 2014. Marked with an Impressionistic, tense and captivating tonality, unlike any previous Portfolio’s releases, on [ Due ] the band tend to linger around with different genres to solidify a smooth yet provocative and introspective atmosphere that is equally appealing and smouldering at the same time. Quietness is marked with multi-instrumental layers and sadness is buried with lyrical hope and joy. This release is utterly brilliant guys. The album gets better and better on every listens. Check out "Criminal World" and "Three Songs About Lenin" which is a 17 minutes piece. This one track alone equals to a 3 tracks EP and its totally massive.

Credits / Released 08th MAY 2014

Emilio Marconi: guitar Bojan Fazlagic: guitar, keyboards Marco Rossi: bass, guitar Stefano Bizzarri: drums, voice on track 3 Tiziano Bianchi: trumpet, flugelhorn, keyboards, bass, voice on track 2,3

Additional musicians:

Laura Loriga: voice and lyrics on tracks 3,5,6 Claudia Domenichini: voice and lyrics on track 1 Jukka Reverberi: guitar on track 7 Denis Zannani: violin on track 9 Montserrat Coll Torra: viola on track 9 Paola Herbertson: cello on track 9 Lorenzo Rotteglia: percussions on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5

All songs written by Portfolio except from ‘Criminal World’ written by Metro. Strings arrangements on track 9 written by Tiziano Bianchi.

Recorded and mixed between October 2013 and January 2014 @ Bunker Studio in Rubiera, RE, Italy by Andrea Rovacchi and Gabriele Riccioni Mastered by Davide Barbi Cover potograph by Martina Bianchi |Graphic design by Martina Bianchi and Portfolio

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Portfolio - Due Artist - Portfolio Album - Due [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2014 Genre - Post-rock, Ambient, Jazz, Slow-jazz, Post-jazz [ BRILLIANT ] Tracklist 1. Beauty 03:04 2. To the right 03:32 3. Riviera 06:05 4. Love affair 01:13 5. Chi vince regna 06:13 6. Criminal world 05:26 7. Three songs about Lenin 16:45 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Portfolio - Due -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Portfolio - We Human Artist - Portfolio Album - We | Humans [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2013 Genre - Ambient, Electro, ShoegazeAlternative, Experimental [ EXCELLENT SOUND ] Tracklist 1. James Horses Chariot 06:07 2. Sion 07:16 3. Kim Novak with Strings 04:08 4. Beth Gibbons ( Silent Panda | Deadly Panda Remix ) 07:19 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Portfolio - We | Humans -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Portfolio Album - The Standing Babas [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2012 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Shoegaze, Post-rock, Post-jazz, Experimental [ EXCELLENT SOUND ] TRACKLIST 01. Marnero 02. State Uniti 03. Beth Gibbons 04. Latre 05. Ognuno ha le proprie amicizie 06. Kim Novak 07. Pianoafrica 08. Ofelia 09. Canaan 10. The standing babas -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DIRECT DOWNLOAD Portfolio - The Standing Babas STREAM + PURCHASE Portfolio - The Standing Babas -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - Portfolio Album - Reason Outside Nature Release Date - 2012 Genre - Indie, Ambient, Shoegaze, Post-rock, Post-jazz, Experimental [ EXCELLENT SOUND ] Tracklist 1. Gringo, Portfolio are dead (free) 04:39 2. Frassica 04:18 3. Ofelia 03:22 4. Heineken 03:54 5. Caribbean army (free) 03:45 6. At metro 06:51 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Portfolio - Reason Outside Nature -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Portfolio --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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