Vicar Street, Dublin
Wednesday 20th September 2023
Emotive, cinematic break-beat trio GoGo Penguin are back, playing music from their exhilarating new album Everything Is Going to Be OK – April 2023 (Sony Music XXIM), together with songs from their luminous back catalogue. Bursting with the optimism of new beginnings, with a new drummer, a new record label 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 draws its strength from a shared understanding and empathy. Through our hardships, together, we will emerge stronger; everything is going to be ok.
“recalls the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet” (The 4O5)
“the taut synergy between racing, pulsing, frenetic percussion and looping leaping keyboard rollercoasters... draw listeners ever deeper into their dicey slipstream” (****Mojo)
"powered by fluttering, junglist drums, slithering bass lines and an increasing bank of Eno-esque digital manipulations. Hypnotic stuff." (The Guardian)
“glistens with niggling bass and stabbing piano chords .....contemporary British jazz's great experimenters” (Bearded)
“meticulously structured, deftly paced and futuristic ... owes as much to 1990s drum and bass as to jazz ...hypnotic and quietly epic. (****Music OMH )