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Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Union Cafe (1993) [FULL ALBUM HQ].wmv

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Published on Jan 6, 2013

[THE BAND]
The Penguin Café Orchestra are a British classical ensemble formed in 1974 by Simon Jeffes (a guitar student at the Royal Academy) aiming to play ethnic music with the austerity of Western chamber music and the decadent languor of the café-concerto. The sound of this orchestra is fatuous and elegant, unaffected by the turmoil of modern life. Their music is as abstract as it is concrete: cabaret and ethnic folk elements are injected into baroque and renaissance music skeletons. Old-fashioned, nostalgic, theatrical and lofty, calligraphic but never parodistic, this exercise in revival aims to rebuild an atmosphere (the one of bourgeois families from the end of past century strolling to the city centre on Sundays) more than a sound. Every composition is a synthesis of music from certain period and exotic arrangements.

[TRACKLIST]
1) Scherzo And Trio (00:00)
2) Lifeboat (Lovers Rock) (06:55)
3) Nothing Really Blue (14:10)
4) Cage Dead (19:26)
5) Vega (24:05)
6) Yodel 3 (34:34)
7) Organum (38:00)
8) Another One From Porlock (41:49)
9) Thorn Tree Wind (44:46)
10) Silver Star Of Bologna (48:10)
11) Discover America (52:07)
12) Pythagoras On The Line (55:11)
13) Kora Kora (57:06)
14) Lie Back And Think Of England (1:00:12)
15) Red Shorts (1:04:28)
16) Passing Through (1:08:38)

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