The Go! Team - Semicircle mp3 album
On their fifth album, the Go! Team look to the Motor City for their 1960s fix; they’re as boisterous as ever, but their nostalgia doesn’t dip far beneath the surface of their inspirations. Across Semicircle’s 12 tracks, a sense of time slippage occurs: In 2018, the Go! Team sound much like they did back in 2004, all while retaining a fervent enthusiasm for the sounds of the 1960s. The album teems with girl-group bubblegum, giddy cheers, and peppy drums reminiscent of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. The Answer’s No - Now What’s the Question could be mistaken for a cut from the One Kiss Can Lead to Another box set. But this isn’t exactly fresh terrain; Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, and Frankie Rose all mined the same seam, often to edgier effect, in the mid 2000s.
The Go! Team are a six-piece band from Brighton, England. They combine indie rock and garage rock with a mixture of blaxploitation and Bollywood soundtracks, double Dutch chants, old school hip hop and distorted guitars. Their songs are a mix of live instrumentation and samples from various sources. The band's vocals vary between performances: while live vocals are handled mostly by Ninja (with Angela Won-Yin Mak also singing some solos), vocals on record also feature sampled and guest voices.
Album · 2018 · 12 Songs. More By The Go! Team. See All. Rolling Blackouts (Bonus Track Version). Thunder, Lightning, Strike.
A4. Hey! A5. The Answer's No - Now What's The Question? A6. Chico's Radical Decade. Semicircle (CD, Album).
Since they burst onto the scene with Thunder, Lightning, Strike in 2004, everything released by the Go! Team has been an exuberant blast of life-affirming, heartwarming fun. The players may change and the stylistic mix may vary, but one thing remains constant, and that's founder Ian Parton's knack for crafting genius pop songs out of obscure samples and picking the perfect people to sing and/or rap over them
Team’s fifth album, Semicircle, the next entry in the Brighton collective’s catalogue of souped-up, bombastic plunderphonics. Mayday kicks things off in a typically amalgamous fashion, the sound of morse code, cheerleader chants, ‘60s soul and that rebellious marching band swirl around a lovesick kid’s pleas for help. It’s because of this that Semicircle is just about as good as any other Go! Team record, but with a drum line and fight-song brass on top. Since they’ve never really been able to top 2004’s Thunder, Lightning, Strike, that means that everything on Semicircle is fun, but not much of it is super fun. It’s kind of like going a field trip; technically you’re not at school, but it’s still school.
Brighton’s Go! Team, a shape-shifting beast ever since 2004 debut Thunder, Lightning, Strike– a punked-up hybrid of Saint Etienne’s indie dance and the Avalanches’ hip-hop sampledelia – listed in the direction of wistful indie on 2015’s The Scene Between. But 2018, sonic architect Ian Parton decided, needed a Berocca-style boost, a psychedelic marching band to blast away global gloom
Semicircle isn’t a bad album per se. There are enough moments on here, as well as two or three genuinely decent tracks, to make it worth a listen. And if you’re a Go! Team fan that’s stuck with them all this time, then, rest assured, the whole rogue marching band concept does not mean the departure in sound has been radical. At all. You might miss some of that old guitar noise, though. Whatever the case, The Go! Team are still one of the most unabashedly ebullient bands around. It’s just that, with the world as it is, it feels like every day there are fewer reasons to be cheerful
|A2||Chain Link Fence|
|A5||The Answer's No - Now What's The Question?|
|A6||Chico's Radical Decade|
|B1||All The Way Live|
|B2||If There's One Thing You Should Know|
|B3||Tangerine / Satsuma / Clementine|
|B4||She's Got Guns|
|B5||Plans Are Like A Dream U Organise|
|B6||Getting Back Up|
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NotesLimited signed test pressing in screen printed alternative sleeve, available from the bands website.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (sticker): 5060146097970
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): MI0477LP BH96179-01 A1 SJ
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): MI0477LP BH96179-01 B1 SJ
|MI0477LPX||The Go! Team||Semicircle (LP, Album, Ltd, 180)||Memphis Industries||MI0477LPX||US||2018|
|MI0477CDP||The Go! Team||Semicircle (CDr, Album, Promo)||Memphis Industries||MI0477CDP||US||2017|
|MI0477CD||The Go! Team||Semicircle (CD, Album)||Memphis Industries||MI0477CD||UK||2018|
|MI0477LP||The Go! Team||Semicircle (LP, Album, 180)||Memphis Industries||MI0477LP||US||2018|
|OTCD-6274||The Go! Team||Semicircle (CD, Album)||Octave||OTCD-6274||Japan||2018|