Semicircle, the new album from Brighton, England’s The Go! Team (playing LPR 4/9) is streaming over at NPR’s First Listen! Here’s an excerpt from Stephen Thompson’s description of the record:
There’s a ravenous quality to The Go! Team’s sound, which mashes up as many eras and continents as bandleader Ian Parton can muster. For Semicircle, he traveled the American Midwest, gathering the voices of young musicians along the way, and assembled a full band to realize his visions. The result, as you might expect, sounds both familiar and reinvigorated, with springily kaleidoscopic arrangements that effervesce with appropriately childlike energy.