GoGo Penguin - GoGo Penguin (Coloured 2LP)

GoGo Penguin - GoGo Penguin (Coloured 2LP)
Price: 31.90€
Format: LP
Label: BLUE NOTE
Availability: In Stock


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UK instrumental trio GoGo Penguin deliver a new self-titled album, the band's sixth full-length and third for Blue Note Records. When a musical ensemble chooses to self-title an album mid-career, it usually signifies their conviction that they've struck upon the motherlode, hit the jackpot, stepped up and generally arrived at a point they've always striven for but never quite attained before. Coming from GoGo Penguin at this stage in the game, it's quite a bold statement: the Manchester act have fielded rave reviews for inspiration and originality at every turn since 2013, when they settled on their dream line-up of Chris Illingworth (piano), Rob Turner (drums) and Nick Blacka (bass). Fusing jazz, classical and electronic influences (amongst others) with a thirst for innovation, they won the Mercury Prize for album of the year in 2014 and have enjoyed a success matched by precious few vocal-free groups post-millennium.

GoGo Penguin's music has always defied categorization. In their sound, there have been detectable traces of latter day developments in jazz, such as Sweden's free-thinking Esbjörn Svensson Trio (aka EST), or minimalist classical composers like Steve Reich, John Adams, even Erik Satie. Yet, all in their mid-30's, you can hear that they have grown up in the golden age of electronica, with echoes ranging from rarefied techno (think Aphex Twin; Carl Craig's Innerzone Orchestra), and the emotive melodies and crescendos of European house, through to Roni Size's jazz-infused drum 'n' bass.

LIMITED TRANSPARENT VINYL EDITION

  1. 1_#
  2. Atomised
  3. Signal in the Noise
  4. Open
  5. F Maj Pixie
  6. Kora
  7. Totem
  8. Embers
  9. To the Nth
  10. Don't Go

 

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