Sunday, September 6, 2015

UK: GoGo Penguin-v2.0 ( Gondwana Records 2014)


Manchester’s Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner are a trio who fuse traditional jazz elements with electronica and classical. Formed at the start of 2013, their second album was recorded in a rehearsal room with no windows, and they cite Aphex Twin, Four Tet, Arvo Pärt, Squarepusher as influences – meaning their sound goes beyond a modern-day, coffee-table jazz. They’ve cultivated a cultish fanbase in their hometown, and Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, and Gilles Peterson are (obviously) admirers of their music.(Guardian)