£9.99 – 12″ Vinyl EP
Peggy Gou has launched her own independent record label, Gudu Records, and the label’s first release will be her Moment EP – a two-track 12” featuring the tracks ‘Starry Night’ and ‘Han Pan’.
Moment sees Gou continue to explore the charismatic facets of her musical and personal identity, drawing on her Korean heritage and language, and her love for house and disco’s Eighties heritage, with particular nods to the output of labels such as Prelude and West End Records in the decade’s nascent years.
Gou’s own singing voice, known to so many from last year’s Once EP, returns here to confidently guide the rhythm on ‘Starry Night’. Mixing both Korean and English vocals over a tumbling cascade of percussion and piano house keys, the track builds to incorporate layers of instrumental samples and subtle acid lines. Romantic, anthemic and timeless in its feel, it reaffirms Gou’s skill as a songwriter with appeal that resonates beyond crowded dancefloors, not to mention language barriers.
‘Han Pan’ follows as an instantly rhythmic affair that draws energy from a memorable and delicately tuned pan-drum. Alongside some expert and understated arrangement, as well as another, contrasting vocal performance, ‘Han Pan’ transmits a different but equally powerful energy.
A1. Starry Night
B1. Han Pan