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Penguin Cafe: Handfuls Of Night

Read "Handfuls Of Night" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Penguin Cafe continues in the tradition of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, producing individualistic minimalist music using acoustic instruments. Previous album The Inconstant Sea (Erased Tapes Records Ltd, 2017) dabbled in dance music, with versions of Simian Mobile Disco and Kraftwerk tunes. This time the theme is the Antarctic: Greenpeace commissioned composer Arthur Jeffes to write four ...

Penguin Cafe: The Imperfect Sea

Read "The Imperfect Sea" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Composer Arthur Jeffes started Penguin Cafe in 2009 to pay homage to his father Simon Jeffes' Penguin Cafe Orchestra, and to continue the concept. While the new band still plays some of the original repertoire, Arthur has composed new music all along. Like Simon Jeffes' music, Arthur's shows the influence of folk music and minimalism. There's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Penguin Cafe: Snape, UK, August 12, 2011

Read "Penguin Cafe: Snape, UK, August 12, 2011" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Penguin CaféSnape MaltingsSnape, UKAugust 12, 2011 Penguin Café occupies a unique place in the universe: a comforting and welcoming place where English eccentricity mingles happily with musics from the four corners of the Earth...and one or two other places, too. When the 10-piece group performed at Snape Maltings, with its own ...


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