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The Go! Team - Semicircle mp3 album

  • Performer: The Go! Team
  • Title: Semicircle
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: US
  • Formats: DTS MP2 AHX DMF WMA VQF AIFF
  • Released: 2018
  • Style: Indie Rock
  • MP3 album: 1592 mb
  • FLAC album: 1423 mb
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 213
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

Tracklist

A1 Mayday
A2 Chain Link Fence
A3 Semicircle Song
A4 Hey!
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

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Memphis Industries
  • Copyright (c) – Memphis Industries

Notes

Limited 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

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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



Reviews about The Go! Team - Semicircle (3):
Goldenfang
interesting that 26 people own this release which was limited to 20 copies
FreandlyMan
oh ok, good to know! was it just the super-bundle that was limited to 20?
Cenneel
It was ltd to 80 not 20 - 77 sold 3 promo copies..

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