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    GoGo Penguin A Humdrum Star

    Blue Note
      • 1. Prayer
      • 2. Raven
      • 3. Bardo
      • 4. A Hundred Moons
      • 5. Strid
      • 6. Transient State
      • 7. Return To Text
      • 8. Reactor
      • 9. Window

      UK troupe, GoGo Penguin return with their second album for Blue Note. 'A Humdrum Star' is a heady meld of jazz and electronic experimentalism that joins the dots between contemporaries such as BadBadNotGood through to Radiohead.

      N.B. Vinyl format is the limited, coloured edition

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