PENGUIN CAFE - A Matter Of Life... - CD - DPC101
Autores: Penguin Cafe, Arthur Jeffes, Vincent Greene, Darren Berry, Andy Waterworth, Des Murphy, Oli Langford, Pete Radcliffe, Neil Codling, Kathryn Tickell, Tom Chichester-Clark, Cass Browne
Editor: Editions Penguin Cafe Ltd.
Géneros: Classical, Modern Classical, Chamber Pop, Chamber Music, Post-Minimalism, Chamber Folk
Arthur Jeffes has a difficult problem. He will always be compared to his brilliant and wildly original father, especially as he has bravely set out to continue his dad's musical tradition. With the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Simon Jeffes created some of the most unusual and delightful music of the last 40 years, an "imaginary folk" style that mixed classical and global influences with the patterns and repetition of systems music, with predictably quirky instrumentation.
There's nothing here to quite match such PCO classics as Telephone and Rubber Band, Beanfields or Music for a Found Harmonium, but it's an impressive attempt. Many of the pieces are dominated by sometimes heavy-handed piano, and these Penguins are at the best when the instrumentation is more experimental.