Friday, 11 September 2009

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

The Penguin Cafe Orchestra was the creation of classically-trained guitarist, composer and arranger Simon Jeffes. Jeffes and cellist co-founder Helen Liebmann were the only core members throughout its life; a number of other musicians appeared on the PCO's six studio albums according to the requirements of particular pieces.

The Penguin's sound is not easily categorized, but has elements of exuberant folk music and a minimalist aesthetic occasionally reminiscent of composers such as Philip Glass (text from

Here's the tracklisting (256 mp3)...
01) Music For A Found Harmonium
02) Paul's Dance
03) Heartwind
04) Giles Farnaby's Dream
05) Telephone And Rubber Band
06) Beanfields
07) Perpetuum Mobile
08) From The Colonies
09) Another One From The Colonies
10) In The Back Of A Taxi
11) Air A Danser
12) Milk
13) More Milk
14) Prelude And Yodel
15) Penguin Cafe Single
16) White Mischief


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