The Penguin Cafe Orchestra was the brain-child of the wildly, musically adventurous and talented Simon Jeffes. His detailed, complex and intriguing compositions were ahead of their time, with elements of found sounds, tape splicing and unusual instrumental combinations forming the music.
On any one of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra's albums, you had everything from melodic instrumentals, to sound-scapes that were unique, using everything from water, milk bottles...Read more
There can be no doubting either the ambition or the eccentricity of Trembling Bells. The Scottish melody-loving, prog-soloing troubadours have just released their fourth album, decorated with portraits of talismanic writers and musicians from Dante to Dennis Potter, and packed with a set of wilfully bizarre and beautiful tracks. Over everything hangs the antic spirit of The Incredible String Band and Mike Heron, with whom The Bells have recently toured.
The ...Read more