Gondwana Records Release date: Mar 17 2014 “Though very much jazz-based, they sit on the sort of spectrum that encompasses the likes of Radiohead, Portishead or Massive Attack” STV Entertainment “It’s obvious why the Manchester clubs are jumping to this band.” The Guardian Signed to Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana Records and championed by DJs from Mike Chadwick to Gilles Peterson and Jamie Cullum GoGo Penguin’s skittering break-beats, telepathic interplay and a penchant for anthemic melody all contribute to a sound that’s wholly their own.
Pianist Chris Illingworth’s yearning classical influenced melodies are filtered through the dance music energy of bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. But there is no leader, no global set of rules. Each member receives inspiration, ideas and information from each other. Their instrumentation might be the archetypal piano trio but while the melodic, harmonic and structural ideas are influenced by both classical and jazz the rhythms are drawn from left field electronica and it’s this meeting of opposites that makes their unique acoustic-electronica sound so exciting and creates such an interesting and emotionally rich palate for the listener.
Album: v2.0 [ALBUM] Track: 10 of 10 Title: Hopopno Artist: GoGo Penguin Label: Gondwana Records Cat#: GONDCD009 Formats: CD/Digital/Vinyl Digital Release: 17th March 2014 Physical Release: 17th March 2014.
I used to love making videos. Although, I was never any expert. But since I struggle with phones and the amount of hard drive required on a PC being too much expense, I let the past-time go.
A while ago I was contacted by a lady named Jane who asked if she could make a video of Belleva in conjunction with Stay Blackpool. The reason being, belleva house would be a good example of a newly refurbished hotel to help flagship Blackpool nationwide. by return, supporting all accomodation within the stay blackpool acredited brand.
I initially hesitated, since I considered it may offend the neighbours and I can’t be done with it anymore, but a video went ahead in general about the street, whilst I was out shopping, where Jane mentioned on the footage, she would return to see inside Belleva. Since the hotel was not fully completed, I did worry. But then I told myself, these things are great for progress. It did however ‘offend’ some of the neighbours. You just cannot win. The logic being obvious. Common sense, not so.
This weekend I had a lovely guest named Hilary, alongside Stewart (her husband) who saw the video about Belleva by Jane of Visit Fylde Coast which prompted them to book a break here. Hilary too has a media channel and asked if she could make a video during her break. I gave Hilary a blank canvas of the remaining vacant rooms and left her to it. I am always more than happy to leave empty rooms open for guests to take a look around. I am extremely relaxed about the place. Belleva Blackpool is a real home from home environment. Guests are welcome to dress a mannequin, sell their art here etc. Am completely approachable and open to suggestions. I want to learn from others. It is a joy! And we are already involved with several Northern Fundraisers that caught our eye. One of which being Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
This morning Hilzy’s World sent the video to me. I did not expect or ask for this privilege and am so very humble. Hilary had clearly gone to so much effort and put a great deal of love into the footage. It reminded me much of my younger self, when I used to craft film snippets, sharing my journey online. Hilary and Stewart are a lovely couple and it was so lovely to meet both of them. I believe Hilary has a really engaging and sincere tone. I have since watched a few of her videos and thoroughly enjoyed them. Well worth subscribing if you enjoy YouTube and kind characters with genuine opinion.
Spring is well and truly here. New beginnings and positive mindset. Here’s to a peaceful end to conflict on a global scale and those who suffer at the hands of hate, violence, weapons, ego, and power. What a worry. Love to ALL and may there be compromise in troubled areas of the globe. There is never a winner with war. The leaders have to stop escalation, even if that means surrender. With surrender comes debate. With cyber wars, chemical weapons and nuclear deterrents there can only be misery. Keep the civilians safe. Disarm. Stop.
Do not agitate a growing conflict. It achieves nothing. Taking sides can only cause hostility. Diffuse the Beehive. Stand back and sit round the table. Every conflict has a beehive. The oppressor and instigator. The problem maker. This is not a football match to give you something to cheer along. This conflict is an open ended game, that could end in global catastrophe. No more loss of innocent lives. It is always the humble who suffer the hardest. Politicians have bunkers. The rest of us don’t. Remember that. Stay Real. The suffering of the meek is not an action movie being played out on sites like Twitter. This is real evil on earth. There can be no winners. Every Mother mourns her children, regardless of region.
I thought a global pandemic may put things into perspective and make us all feel more grateful for what we often take for granted. But it seems to have brought out the worst in some.
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Violin: C. Hughes Keyboards: D Pipkin. Violin: D. Emanuel French Horn: D. Lee Cello: E. Pritchard Violin: E. R. Singleton Violin: H. Ball Violin: I. Mcleod Bass Guitar: L Gordon Viola: M Posner Performance: Morcheeba Production: Morcheeba Violin: P. Oxer Beats and Scratches Beats: Paul Godfrey Production: Pete Norris Cello: R. Bridgmont Guitar, Keyboards, Synthesiser: Ross Godfrey Viola: S Wright Vocals: Skye Edwards Cello: T. Grant Composer: Paul Godfrey Composer: Ross Godfrey