GoGo Penguin have been internationally hailed as electrifying live performers, innovative soundtrack composers, and as a collective who channel electronic and club culture atmospheres alongside, minimalist jazz and rock influences to create music that pulses and flows from the dancefloor to meditative inner-worlds, transporting us into brand new realms. Their latest album GGP/ RMX (Blue Note Lab) is a brilliant, vivid, reimagination of their self-defining masterwork, GoGo Penguin and features an array of the world’s sharpest artist-producers and remixers, including remixes from Cornelius, Machinedrum, Yosi Horikawa, Rone, Nathan Fake, 808 State, James Holden, Shunya, Clark, Portico Quartet and Squarepusher. GGP/RMX was released May 7, 2021. GoGo Penguin are: Chris Illingworth (piano), Nick Blacka (bass), Jon Scott (drums). Plus Joe Reiser (sound production).
Emotive, cinematic break-beat trio GoGo Penguin are back, with their brand new album Everything Is Going to Be OK - April 14, 2023. Bursting with the optimism of new beginnings, with a new drummer, a new record label, (Sony Music electronica and neo-classical imprint XXIM Records), and a subtly updated and developed sound, the band are ushering in a more sonically liberated era.
Everything Is Going to Be OK is born from a time of turbulence and loss. During a personally difficult period for the band, including deep personal loss and mourning, the studio offered the band a sanctuary from real life. The resulting project, given such vibrant life here, draws its strength from a shared understanding and empathy. Life has many great aspects to it and despite the lows, we should be mindful and grateful to celebrate the highs at every turn. Through our hardships, together, we will emerge stronger; everything is going to be ok.
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"GoGo Penguin defies genre, pulling together influences from trip-hop, classical, jazz and more" Wall Street Journal "Manchester trio GoGo Penguin are tearing up the genres with Man Made Object, a rowdy not-quite-jazz album that nods its head to Four Tet and Aphex Twin" Huck Magazine "[v2.0] pushes the acoustic piano trio format further into the future” (Jazzwise Magazine). "[v2.0] showcases a group marking out their own musical world" John Bungey (The Times) “Harmonically ambitious music that’s both immediately exciting and cerebrally led.” (Mercury Music Prize)