Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Formed 1973. Disbanded 1997
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1973
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Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Penguin Cafe Orchestra Biography (Wikipedia)

The Penguin Cafe Orchestra (PCO) was an avant-pop band led by English guitarist Simon Jeffes. Co-founded with cellist Helen Liebmann, the band toured extensively during the 1980s and 1990s. The orchestra's sound is not easily categorized, but has elements of exuberant folk music and a minimalist aesthetic occasionally reminiscent of composers such as Philip Glass.

The group recorded and performed for 24 years until Jeffes died of an inoperable brain tumour in 1997. Several remaining members of the original group reunited for three concerts in 2007. Since then, five original members have continued to play concerts of PCO's music, first as The Anteaters, then as The Orchestra That Fell to Earth. In 2009, Jeffes' son Arthur founded a distinct successor band simply called Penguin Cafe. Although it includes no original PCO members, it features many PCO pieces in its live repertoire, and records and performs new music written by Arthur.

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Perpetuum Mobile
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Perpetuum Mobile
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Kora Kora
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Kora Kora
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Music for a Found Harmonium
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Music for a Found Harmonium
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Cage Dead
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Cage Dead
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Pale Peach Jukebox
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Pale Peach Jukebox
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Aerodancing (Glastonbury 1994)
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Aerodancing (Glastonbury 1994)
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Southern Jukebox Music
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Southern Jukebox Music
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Numbers 1 - 4
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Numbers 1 - 4
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Organum
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Organum
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Music For A Found Harmonium (Remastered)
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Music For A Found Harmonium (Remastered)
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Bean Fields
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Bean Fields
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Prelude & Yodel
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Prelude & Yodel
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Giles Farnaby's Dream
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Giles Farnaby's Dream
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Chartered Flight
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Chartered Flight
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The Sound of Someone You Love Who's Going Away and It Doesn't Matter
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The Sound of Someone You Love Who's Going Away and It Doesn't Matter
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Penguin Café Single
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Penguin Café Single
Simon Jeffes
Music for a Found Harmonium
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Music for a Found Harmonium
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Solaris (Original Mix)
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Solaris (Original Mix)
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Air à Danser
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Air à Danser
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Vega
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Vega
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Yodel 3
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Yodel 3
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Telephone and Rubber Band
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Telephone and Rubber Band
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Horns Of The Bull
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Horns Of The Bull
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The Snake And The Lotus (The Pond)
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The Snake And The Lotus (The Pond)
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The Ecstasy of Dancing Fleas
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The Ecstasy of Dancing Fleas
Arthur Jeffes
That, Not That
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That, Not That
Simon Jeffes
Perpetuum Mobile
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Perpetuum Mobile
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