Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Performers The Penguin Cafe Orchestra

EG Records | June 1, 2010 | Compact Disc

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Penguin Cafe Orchestra: Simon Jeffes (guitar, cuatro, ukulele, violin, pennywhistle, piano, harmonium, organ, bass instrument, drums, shaker, ring modulator); Geoffrey Richardson (guitar, ukulele, viola, bass instrument, bongos); Steve Nye (cuatro, electric piano); Neil Rennie (ukulele); Peter Veitch (violin, accordion); Gavyn Wright (violin); Helen Liebmann (cello); Giles Leaman (oboe); Braco (drums, bongos, shaker); Julio Segovia (cymbals).
Audio Mixers: Colin Green; Ian Morais.
Audio Remasterers: Arthur Jeffes; Tony Cousins.
The sophmore album from Simon Jeffes' homegrown band took over three years to record, but the signs are here that it was a labor of love. While drawing compositional and textural inspiration from both English folk and chamber music, it manages to sound like neither and a wondrous hybrid of both. "Walk Don't Run," a cover of the Ventures' classic, turns from a surf tune into a merry jig of sorts, with the violins and cellos playing the melody backed by drums, bongos, and shakers. "Telephone and Rubber Band" turns a busy signal into something full of beauty and joy. Unfailingly romantic, sunny music and an album that set the tone of all further PCO releases. ~ Ted Mills

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 1, 2010

Genre: General

Style: Jazz General

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: EG Records

UPC: 5099921273421

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Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Performers The Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: June 1, 2010

Genre: General

Style: Jazz General

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Label Name: EG Records

UPC: 5099921273421


Title Track Time
1.Air a Danser --
2.Yodel 1 --
3.Telephone and Rubber Band --
4.Cutting Branches For a Temporary Shelter --
5.Pythagoras's Trousers --
6.Numbers 1-4 --
7.Yodel 2 --
8.Salty Bean Fumble --
9.Paul's Dance --
10.Ecstasy of Dancing Fleas, The --
11.Walk Don't Run --
12.Flux --
13.Simon's Dream --
14.Harmonic Necklace --
15.Steady State --

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Penguin Cafe Orchestra: Simon Jeffes (guitar, cuatro, ukulele, violin, pennywhistle, piano, harmonium, organ, bass instrument, drums, shaker, ring modulator); Geoffrey Richardson (guitar, ukulele, viola, bass instrument, bongos); Steve Nye (cuatro, electric piano); Neil Rennie (ukulele); Peter Veitch (violin, accordion); Gavyn Wright (violin); Helen Liebmann (cello); Giles Leaman (oboe); Braco (drums, bongos, shaker); Julio Segovia (cymbals).
Audio Mixers: Colin Green; Ian Morais.
Audio Remasterers: Arthur Jeffes; Tony Cousins.
The sophmore album from Simon Jeffes' homegrown band took over three years to record, but the signs are here that it was a labor of love. While drawing compositional and textural inspiration from both English folk and chamber music, it manages to sound like neither and a wondrous hybrid of both. "Walk Don't Run," a cover of the Ventures' classic, turns from a surf tune into a merry jig of sorts, with the violins and cellos playing the melody backed by drums, bongos, and shakers. "Telephone and Rubber Band" turns a busy signal into something full of beauty and joy. Unfailingly romantic, sunny music and an album that set the tone of all further PCO releases. ~ Ted Mills
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