PENGUIN CAFE - Handfuls Of Night - LP - ERATP127LP
Autores: Penguin Cafe, Arthur Jeffes, Vincent Greene, Darren Berry, Andy Waterworth, Neil Codling, Des Murphy, Tom Chichester Clark, Cass Browne, Oli Langford, Rebecca Waterworth
Editor: Erased Tapes Records
Géneros: Pop, Classical, Modern Classical, Chamber Music, Post-Minimalism, Chamber Folk
Using gut-stringed violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, upright and grand pianos, synthesiser, harmonium and more, Arthur Jeffes and his cohorts have crafted a vivid series of panoramic sonic landscapes, that are as rich in cerebral poignancy as they are in emotional depth.
Bookended by the atmospheric ambient piano pieces ‘Winter Sun’ and ‘Midnight Sun’, the album traverses glacial minimalism with ease, combining their signature contemporary classical panoramas, such as the melancholic yet upbeat lead track ‘At the Top of the Hill, They Stood...’ and the colossal cinematic piece ‘Chapter’, with the crystalline folktronica on ‘Pythagorus on the Line Again’ — a re-visiting and continuation of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra’s 1993 Union Cafe song on the principles of harmonics.