Three men with blue and red shifted images around them stand against a grey background
Photo Credit: Jon Shard - remix Chris Illingworth

GoGo Penguin

Thursday 28 October 2021 7:30pm
Butterworth Hall


GoGo Penguin have been internationally hailed as electrifying live performers and innovative soundtrack composers.

They are 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 new album GGP/ RMX (Blue Note Lab) is a brilliant, vivid, reimagination of their self-defining masterwork, GoGo Penguin (released last June on Blue Note Records) 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
  • Rob Turner - drums
  • Joe Reiser - sound
4 star review
"the taut synergy between racing, pulsing, frenetic percussion and looping leaping keyboard rollercoasters... draw listeners ever deeper into their dicey slipstream”
4 star review
“meticulously structured, deftly paced and futuristic ... owes as much to 1990s drum and bass as to jazz ...hypnotic and quietly epic.
Music OMH
“glistens with niggling bass and stabbing piano chords .....contemporary British jazz's great experimenters”
“Lilting, swelling, pulsing ... recalls the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet”
The 4O5
"powered by fluttering, junglist drums, slithering bass lines and an increasing bank of Eno-esque digital manipulations. Hypnotic stuff."
The Guardian