03 GoGo Penguin - Kamaloka [Gondwana Records]

03 GoGo Penguin - Kamaloka [Gondwana Records]

Available online at: http://www.gondwanarecords.com/ Download: http://ks.kud.li/gondcd009 Subscribe: http://sb.kud.li/gondwanarecords Official stream from Gondwana Records. Distributed by Kudos Records. On iTunes: http://it.kud.li/gondcd009 On Amazon: http://az.kud.li/gondcd009 More music playlists: http://pl.kud.li/gondwanarecords Album: v2.0 [ALBUM] Track: 3 of 10 Title: Kamaloka Artist: GoGo Penguin Label: Gondwana Records Cat#: GONDCD009 Formats: CD/Digital Digital Release: 17th February 2014 Physical Release: 17th February 2014 About This Release: GoGo Penguin   v2.0   Gondwana Records                                                                                   Release date: Feb 17 2014   Live: Gondwana Records Festival - King's Place, London Feb 15, 9.15pm, £14.50 +Mammal Hands   "Though very much jazz-based, they sit on the sort of spectrum that encompasses the likes of Radiohead, Portishead or Massive Attack"  STV Entertainment   "It's obvious why the Manchester clubs are jumping to this band." The Guardian   Signed to Matthew Halsall's Gondwana Records and championed by DJs from Mike Chadwick to Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum GoGo Penguin's skittering break-beats, telepathic interplay and a penchant for anthemic melody all contribute to a sound that's wholly their own. Pianist Chris Illingworth's yearning classical influenced melodies are filtered through the dance music energy of bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. But there is no leader, no global set of rules. Each member receives inspiration, ideas and information from each other. Their instrumentation might be the archetypal piano trio but while the melodic, harmonic and structural ideas are influenced by both classical and jazz the rhythms are drawn from left field electronica and it's this meeting of opposites that makes their unique acoustic-electronica sound so exciting and creates such an interesting and emotionally rich palate for the listener.   v2.0 is the opening salvo from the new GoGo Penguin. Nick Blacka (who played in an earlier trio with pianist Chris Illingworth) joined the band in late 2012 after founder member Grant Russell left to pursue other projects. He brought a new cohesiveness to the band's sound and if their earlier breakthrough debut hit Fanfares offered a band prototype, then v2.0 is the wildly successful reboot. It's the sound of a band increasingly comfortable in the sonic world they have created. Brilliantly recorded by their long-term sound engineer Joe Reiser and studio engineer Brendan Williams the band have taken full advantage of the increased recording budget, the success of their debut afforded, to record a statement of real intent. A gloriously vibrant technicolor snap-shot of a band finding their own voice - as drawing on a heady brew of influences from Brian Eno, John Cage and Squarepusher to Manchester's grey rain-streaked urban streets they create a brave new sound all their own.   The album opener Murmuration could almost be a manifesto. Clearly improvised but influenced by the likes of Jon Hopkins and Massive Attack it's named for the way bird's flock together - a powerful, beautiful whole where there is no leader and no one bird is more important than another. The anthemic, pulsating Garden Dog Barbecuealso brilliantly illuminates the band's world, influenced by Aphex Twin but driven by jazz and bebop language too. Kamaloka features a beautiful melody that nods to Fourtet, while Fort which moves from Arvo Part style piano to pulsing techno sounding drums - an effect achieved with live techniques instead of effects units. One Percent (so named for the 1% who control 99% of wealth) has already got Manchester DJ's talking about "this band called GoGo Penguin that can sound like a CD skipping - but live". Home was the first piece that the new look band wrote together and has something of a hip-hop feel after Blacka's welcoming bass intro.  The Letter,recorded totally in the dark, is a slow, almost spiritual ballad that combines classic jazz voicings with a more contemporary feel and offers a moments respite before the intensity of the dub-step viber To Drown In You and the albums most experimental point the gripping, sad, Shock & Awe. Finally the album closes with the beautiful, charming Hopopono which with it's mixture of influences and nod to the theme of Murmuration brings us gloriously back to the start of our journey one that has taken in nods to ancient myths, spirituality, love and even contemporary underground political movements but a journey that like all the best music or literature allows the listener or reader to make their own story.

GoGo Penguin - Murmuration

GoGo Penguin - Murmuration

A song from album v2.0 (2014) by GoGo Penguin. Great modern jazz! All rights belong to their respective owners. Thanks to GoGo Penguin for superb live performance at Bratislava Jazz Days on 22.10.2016! more info & buy: http://gogopenguin.co.uk http://www.gondwanarecords.com/?page_id=698 http://www.discogs.com/GoGo-Penguin-v20/release/5506513

GoGo Penguin - Man Made Object (2016)

GoGo Penguin - Man Made Object (2016)

Sólo para difusión, apoya al artista y de ser posible compra el original. Support and get the band stuff here: http://gogopenguin.co.uk/ * This record is for purposes of dissemination and non commercial use. ......................................................................................................................... Tracklist: 01. All Res 02. Unspeakable World 03. Branches Break 04. Weird Cat 05. Quiet Mind 06. Smarra 07. Initiate 08. Gbfisysih 09. Surrender to Mountain 10. Protest 12. Unspeakable World (Matthew Herbert's Onc Workout) 13. Initiate (Stray Remix) 14. All Res (Dabrye Remix) ------------- "In his 1982 film, Koyaanisqatsi, director Godfrey Reggio sought to explain the relationship between human beings, nature and technology. He presented a gorgeous collage of scenic landscapes and rolling clouds, set against an equally riveting score. The movie said everything it needed without any spoken dialogue, which can be nearly impossible in cinema and music. Jazz trio GoGo Penguin rescored the film in a one-off event this past fall, which makes total sense the more you assess the band’s art. Drummer Rob Turner, bassist Nick Blacka and pianist Chris Illingworth fuse classical and electronic elements while keeping with jazz’s improvised nature. Much like Koyaanisqatsi, GoGo Penguin’s music is full of subtle shifts that allow its composers to shine equally. For Man Made Object, the band’s third album, many of its 10 tracks started as electronic compositions, created on Logic and Ableton by the group’s percussionist. GoGo Penguin opts for an energized sound on Man Made Object, conjuring pastoral imagery while loosely exploring scientific concepts. Between its title and multifaceted sonic approach, the LP seems directly influenced by Koyaanisqatsi, bringing to mind the same sorts of aerial views we see during the movie’s 86 minutes. The album comes on the heels of a revival of sorts for jazz music, where artists like Kendrick Lamar, David Bowie, Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington fused the genre with their own blends of rap, rock, electronica and soul. The success of their respective LPs brought jazz back into mainstream view and made it more accessible for younger listeners. Man Made Object resides in similar space. Much like the band’s first two albums—Fanfares and v2.0, the latter of which was shortlisted for a Mercury Prize Album of the Year—the band’s new album takes hold right away and sustains an upbeat groove. Even in its quieter moments, like those on “GBFISYSIH” and “Initiate,” they carry a reflective vibe without losing momentum. GoGo Penguin creates jazz in the same vein as Robert Glasper: It’s a piano-driven blend with all the traditional aspects you’d expect from the genre while still scanning as something refreshingly vibrant and contemporary. Theirs is a percussive strain of frenetic drum breaks and rock-infused instrumentals, like on “Smarra,” where a fluttering bass line takes center stage, ramping up the rhythm until it burns to a smoldering heap. It’s the best moment of an album filled with unique creative twists. Yet despite these details, Man Made Object is largely devoid of standout, calling-card tracks. “Smarra” and “Protest” hit hardest at first glance, but the other tracks take longer to build up, one leading to the next for a unified listening experience. Man Made Object is tailor-made for laid-back enjoyment, to be consumed at a moderate volume without much fuss. It marks a nice step forward for a group that lives comfortably beyond artistic restraints."

GoGo Penguin live from Old Granada Studios

GoGo Penguin live from Old Granada Studios

Signed to Blue Note Records, the Mercury Prize nominated contemporary jazz trio visit the Low Four Studio. Visit http://lowfour.tv for more music programming from Old Granada Studios in Manchester city centre.

GoGo Penguin - Hopopono (Official Video) [Gondwana Records]

GoGo Penguin - Hopopono (Official Video) [Gondwana Records]

Published on Feb 18, 2014 Download: http://ks.kud.li/gondcd009 Subscribe: http://sb.kud.li/gondwanarecords Official stream from Gondwana Records. Distributed by Kudos Records. On iTunes: http://it.kud.li/gondcd009 On Amazon: http://az.kud.li/gondcd009 More music playlists: http://pl.kud.li/gondwanarecords Album: v2.0 [ALBUM] Track: 10 of 10 Title: Hopopno Artist: GoGo Penguin Label: Gondwana Records Cat#: GONDCD009 Formats: CD/Digital/Vinyl Digital Release: 17th March 2014 Physical Release: 17th March 2014 About This Release: GoGo Penguin v2.0 Gondwana Records Release date: Mar 17 2014 "Though very much jazz-based, they sit on the sort of spectrum that encompasses the likes of Radiohead, Portishead or Massive Attack" STV Entertainment "It's obvious why the Manchester clubs are jumping to this band." The Guardian Signed to Matthew Halsall's Gondwana Records and championed by DJs from Mike Chadwick to Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum GoGo Penguin's skittering break-beats, telepathic interplay and a penchant for anthemic melody all contribute to a sound that's wholly their own. Pianist Chris Illingworth's yearning classical influenced melodies are filtered through the dance music energy of bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. But there is no leader, no global set of rules. Each member receives inspiration, ideas and information from each other. Their instrumentation might be the archetypal piano trio but while the melodic, harmonic and structural ideas are influenced by both classical and jazz the rhythms are drawn from left field electronica and it's this meeting of opposites that makes their unique acoustic-electronica sound so exciting and creates such an interesting and emotionally rich palate for the listener.

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