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. 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.
Released for RSD 18, the v2.0 Deluxe Edition is the first time that the entire sessions will be released in physical format. v2.0 includes the hit singles, Hopopono, Garden Dog Barbecueand 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.