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  • Summary: The second release for the Arthur Jeffes-led ensemble was influenced by his project for NASA and the International Space Orchestra.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 18, 2014
    80
    That Aurthur Jeffes--son of late Penguin Cafe orchestra founder Simon Jeffes--is a chip off the old block is becoming increasingly clear. [Mar 2014, p.91]
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    80
    An endlessly repeatable mood music masterpiece. [Mar 2014, p.119]
  3. Feb 18, 2014
    80
    The essence of what made Penguin Cafe Orchestra is here: the music is dreamlike and does indeed touch the heart of the listener.
  4. Feb 18, 2014
    70
    More fun are the African-tinged "Radio Bemba," "Odeon," where New Orleans meets Irish tin whistle, and the Mexico-meets-Chopin "Black Hibiscus." [Mar 2014, p.80]
  5. 60
    Penguin Cafe’s music continuing to explore the more earthly pleasures to be found at the confluence of world, folk, minimalism and chamber music.