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Nick Blacka

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GGP/RMX

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Kora (Cornelius Remix); Atomised (Machinedrum Remix); Embers (Yosi Horikawa Remix); F Maj Pixie (Rone Remix); F Maj Pixie (Squarepusher Remix); Open (Nathan Fake Remix); Signal in the Noise (808 State Remix); Totem (James Holden Remix); To the Nth (Shunya Remix); Petit_A (Clark Remix); Don’t Go (Portico Quartet Remix).

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Live from Studio 2

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Totem; Petit_A; Bardo; Atomised; F Maj Pixie; Kora; Protest.

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GoGo Penguin

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1#; Atomised; Signal in the Noise; Open; F Maj Pixie; Kora; Totem; Embers; To the Nth; Don't Go.

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Article: Album Review

GoGo Penguin: GoGo Penguin

Read "GoGo Penguin" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Calling GoGo Penguin a jazz group is sort of like calling Canada a big snowy place. Nobody would consider such a simple term adequate to describe the trio today, least of all the members themselves--bassist Nick Blacka explains that with album number five, GGP has “finally come to accept that we really just aren't a jazz ...

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Ocean in a Drop

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Time-Lapse City; Control Shift; Four Corners; Ocean in a Drop; Nessus.

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Article: Album Review

GoGo Penguin: Ocean in a Drop

Read "Ocean in a Drop" reviewed by Geno Thackara


While William Blake saw the world in a grain of sand, and the poet Rumi wrote that each person is not a drop in an ocean but rather the opposite, GoGo Penguin's ever-expanding sonic world hints at similar multitudes yet to be experienced. It rarely sounds like “just" piano, bass and drums in these hands, and ...

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A Humdrum Star

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Prayer; Raven; Bardo; A Hundred Moons; Strid; Transient State; Return to Text; Reactor; Window.

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Article: Album Review

GoGo Penguin: A Humdrum Star

Read "A Humdrum Star" reviewed by Geno Thackara


“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." -Carl Sagan GoGo Penguin's snappy-yet-offbeat name is a pretty good indicator of their personality—partly inspired ...

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GoGo Penguin: A Humdrum Star

Read "A Humdrum Star" reviewed by Phil Barnes


If 2016's Man Made Object, their first for Blue Note, was an exercise in consolidating past triumphs while signposting potential ways forward, then there can be no doubt that with A Humdrum Star GoGo Penguin have stepped into a version of that future. Ostensibly the title is a self-effacing reference to a Carl Sagan TV series ...


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