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The linup: Chris Illingworth (Pianist), Nick Blacka (Bassist) and Rob Turner (Drummer).
Hailing from Manchester in the UK, acoustic-electronica trio GoGo Penguin are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Drawing on a heady brew of influences from Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack and Aphex Twin to Manchester’s grey rain-streaked urban streets, they create a brave new sound that is wholly their own.
Defined by skittering break-beats, powerful sub-bass, telepathic interplay and a penchant for anthemic melody they create an emotionally rich palate for the listener that has seen them hailed as the most exciting new band to emerge from the UK in years.
Their album v2.0 (Gondwana Records) was named a Mercury Prize Album of the Year in 2014, alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle and has won them a legion of fans across the world.
In April 2015 they announced signing a three album deal with Blue Note Records and their Blue Note debut album Man Made Object which will be released worldwide on 5th February 2016. [Press release by gogopenguin.co.uk]
Artist: GoGo Penguin
Title of Album: Man Made Object
Release Date: February 05, 2016
Label: Blue Note Records
01. All Res
02. Unspeakable World
03. Branches Break
04. Weird Cat
05. Quiet Mind
09. Surrender To Mountain
11. Unspeakable World (Matthew Herbert’s Onc Workout)
12. Initiate (Stray Remix)
13. All Res (Dabrye Remix)
More ‘GoGo Penguin’ on Music Pickings:
2015, Jan 03 – Listen: v2.0 [Full Album Stream]