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GoGo Penguin - v2.0 (Deluxe Edition on Black Vinyl)
2 x Vinyl LP
£23.99

GoGo Penguin

v2.0 (Deluxe Edition on Black Vinyl)

Gondwana Records

Released: 18th May 2018 | 13 track crossover jazz album

Mercury Music Prize album of the year 2014

Deluxe remastered gate-fold double-LP with three bonus tracks (black vinyl version).

Noted for their hypnotic melodies, visceral bass-lines and tidal rhythm, Manchester-based leftfield piano trio GoGo Penguin are pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Their music has been described as acoustic-electronica but they draw equally on rock, jazz

and minimalism, game soundtracks and glitchy-electronica to create their unique music. They are now one of the most successful bands in contemporary music, topping the jazz charts globally and playingsold out shows around the world and have just announced their biggest tour yet including the Royal Albert Hall in London (Nov 12).

Originally released in March 2014, v2.0, was their breakthrough album and the first to feature the rebooted line-up with new bassist Nick Blacka, pianist Chris Illingworth and drummer Rob Turner. It was named a Mercury Prize album of the year 2014 alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle.

The extended version was first released on 2xLP for RSD 18 on clear vinyl. This version features the same extended tracklist on black vinyl.

  • Newly remastered for vinyl (by the original engineer)
  • 2xLP deluxe gatefold edition.

v2.0 includes the hit singles, Hopopono, Garden Dog Barbecue and Kamaloka as well as the remarkable One Percent and live favourite To Drown in You. Included here for the first time is theincessant 'Break' featuring a killer groove that offers a notdto the one and only Squarepusher, 'Wash', a haunting slice of the band at their most ambient and the wonderful 'In Amber', the first track that the new line-up wrote completely together.

UK press praise for GoGo Penguin v2.0

Jazz, techno, hip-hop and dubstep are glimpsed here, but for all the looping motifs and dance floor

vibes, this is the work of three sure-footed improvisers with deep jazz roots. The Guardian

I think they're special...;and the response has been amazing Gilles Peterson 6 Music

It's obvious why the Manchester clubs are jumping to this band. The Guardian

Jazz, techno, hip-hop and dubstep are glimpsed here, but for all the looping motifs and dance floor

vibes, this is the work of three sure-footed improvisers with deep jazz roots. The Guardian

[v2.0] showcases a group marking out their own musical world The Times

A really brilliantly modern piano trio that takes in the whole history of music. I think they're really

special. - Jamie Cullum / BBC Radio 2

I think they're special...;and the response has been amazing Gilles Peterson 6 Music

A stirring re-evaluation of what a piano trio should sound like in the 21st century'¨ - Barclaycard

Mercury Prize

GoGo Penguin have barged their way to the front of this crowded playing field with a sharp-elbowed

sound that's as intelligently accessible as it is belligerently danceable'¨ - Jazzwise

GoGo Penguin will win an audience way beyond the jazz dives - MOJO

v2.0 has the potential to be one of those rare albums that genuinely resonates with an audience

outside jazz - JazzUK

Anthemic riffs and skittering grooves..pushes the acoustic piano trio into the future Jazzwise

v2.0 is an energetic album... it takes classical and jazz rhythms and pushes them into the world of

electronica. Echoes

GoGo Penguin continue to stretch the piano-trio formula into the future - The Quietus

v2.0 is the sound of a band moving forward...; further establishing GoGo Penguin as one of the most

exciting young bands on the contemporary scene All About Jazz

Sometimes an album stops you in your tracks. The brilliant jazz-meets- electronica release from this

remarkable Mancunian trio, is one of them. Spotify

This music has all the hallmarks of 21st century Britain, an island afloat on an ever shifting sea of

underground beats and rhythms. Ancient to Future