Music from The Penguin Cafe was the first album by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. It was recorded between 1974 and 1976, and released in 1976.
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra (PCO) was founded by British composer Simon Jeffes (1949 - 1997). Born in Sussex, England, and raised in Canada and around Europe, Jeffes began playing the guitar at the age of 13 and then studied classical guitar, piano, and music theory at Chiswick Polytechnic, but dropped out before graduating. While living in Japan in 1972, he developed an interest in ethnic music, particularly African styles, and decided to try to merge those styles with more traditional Western sounds. He always said that the "Penguin Cafe" concept was one that came to him in a dream while he was suffering from food poisoning in the south of France in the summer of 1972, after which he wrote a poem that began, "I am the proprietor of the Penguin Cafe, I will tell you things at random. He described the music of the group as "modern semi-acoustic chamber music.
Music from the Penguin Cafe. Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Music from the Penguin Cafe Tracklist. The album was recorded between 1974 and 1976, and was inspired by a vivid dream that Simon Jeffes had. Four of the tracks are performed by the ‘Penguin Cafe Quartet’. The remaining tracks are performed by ‘Zopf’, which contains the quartet members. Music from the Penguin Cafe Q&A.
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Pegging Penguin Cafe Orchestra's sound has always proved problematic; imagine Cluster's toy melodies channeled through the Bonzo Dog Band with a hint of the Art Bears' high-mindedness, and you've at least got a point of reference. The brainchild of t Simon Jeffes, Penguin Cafe's debut was released under the imprimatur of executive producer Brian Eno, who had taken the onus of bringing like-minded minimalists (Harold Budd, Cluster, Jon Hassell) to light. It's not all light fare; "Surface Tension" sounds like Eno at his most morose and "Coronation" could have come from the ice queen herself, Nico. If there's a knock on Music From the Penguin Cafe (and from the vantage point of their second album, there is), it's that Jeffes merely teases listeners with his charm.
The artist just dropped his latest collection Music from the Penguin Cafe – and we have it here for you to check out! Penguin Cafe Orchestra's new collection includes 11 tracks on 1 disc(s) with total runtime of 44:53
|Music From The Penguin Cafe|
|A1||Penguin Cafe Single||6:15|
|A2.1||From The Colonies (For N.R.)||1:39|
|A2.2||In A Sydney Motel||2:28|
|A2.3||Surface Tension (Where The Trees Meet The Sky)||2:21|
|A2.6||Giles Farnaby's Dream (Giles Farnaby (1560 -1640)/Simon Jeffes (1949-))||2:18|
|B1||The Sound Of Someone You Love Who's Going Away And It Doesn't Matter||11:39|
|Penguin Cafe Orchestra|
|C1||Air A Danser||4:27|
|C3||Telephone And Rubber Band||2:25|
|C4||Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter||3:36|
|C6||Numbers 1 - 4||6:46|
|D2||Salty Bean Fumble||2:07|
|D4||The Ecstasy Of Dancing Fleas||3:55|
|D5||Walk Don't Run||2:56|
|30MM 9215/6||Penguin Cafe Orchestra||Music From The Penguin Cafe / Penguin Cafe Orchestra (2xLP, Comp, Promo)||Editions EG, Polydor||30MM 9215/6||Japan||1985|
|EGDC-3||Penguin Cafe Orchestra||Music From The Penguin Cafe / Penguin Cafe Orchestra (Cass, Album, Comp)||Editions EG||EGDC-3||US||Unknown|