• penguin cafe orchestra Union Cafe (coloured vinyl LP, £20.75)

    label: Erased Tapes

    Union Cafe turned out to be the last collection of new material the original PCO recorded, originally released 1993. This album retains the intimacy and charm of all previous works, featuring a recording of the electric Aeolian harp on Cadbury Hill, Somerset, and a piece dedicated to the memory of John Cage recorded at the Real World recording week in 1992. Union Cafe is a vigorous re-statement of traditional Penguin musical values. The African inheritance was again rearranged in Kora Kora; Venezuelan cuatro strums infused Lifeboat; the sound of the deep South of America was subtly hinted at in Nothing Really Blue. Tracks: 1. Scherzo And Trio 2. Lifeboat (Lovers Rock) 3. Nothing Really Blue 4. Cage Dead 5. Vega 6. Yodel 3 7. Organum 8. Another One From Porlock 9. Thorn Tree Wind 10. Silver Star Of Bologna 11. Discover America 12. Pythagoras On The Line 13. Kora Kora 14. Lie Back And Think Of England 15. Red Shorts 16. Passing Through

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