I’m not a big fan of music awards, or at least I don’t pay them the attention I once did. So I’d completely missed out on GoGo Penguin and their Mercury nomination in 2014. They're about to release their third album of electronica-influenced jazz. That sounds odd, but they’re not so far removed from some of the releases by Aphex Twin or the Warp Artificial Intelligence series from the '90s. And they’re rather good.

I found them via a genre-based station on a music streaming service, which I suppose is the 21st century version of hearing a track on the radio. The joy of a streaming service is that, unlike the radio, I can skip the stuff I don’t like and I don’t have to suffer the interruptions of a DJ. Superstar algorithms anyone?

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