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Blue Note Records

Released: 05.06.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Migration in real time; Manchester’s GoGo Penguin plot a course for ambient rhapsody on their highly anticipated fifth full-length outing. It’s no wonder that Aphex Twin and Four Tet are cited as style influences, their experimental plume can be found all over this thing — more so on the abundantly sporadic Atomised (a highlight from the Don’t Go EP) and the racing depth charge that is Totem, two tracks that spearheaded this album for me.

One might wonder why it’s taken them multiple projects to officially put out something self-titled. The reason? GoGo Penguin captures the entire visage of the trio in a tight 10-track swoop, one fit for contemporary jazz ears old and new.

 

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