ALBUM REVIEW: GoGo Penguin – A Humdrum Star | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Blue Note Records

Released: 09.02.18






Occupying a space somewhere between jazz, electronica and trip-hop, GoGo Penguin’s A Humdrum Star is anything but boring.

The virtuosity of this trio is astounding, and once again they have produced a jazz album somehow beyond what can be reasonably expected of a piano, double bass and drums. If you like The Cinematic Orchestra, Jaga Jazzist or Hiromi’s Sonic Bloom, then this is for you; if you like gazing out of the window on long rainy train journeys, this is for you; if you like reading a Murakami novel in Tea Sutra, this is for you.

A versatile release, A Humdrum Star is nine tracks of gold-standard future-jazz that will leave you clamouring for more; stick it on repeat, sit back and enjoy.




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