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Preludes, Airs & Yodels - by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Preludes, Airs & Yodels - by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra

In the 70's, a guy named Simon Jeffes and some other musical geniuses came together and formed the wonderfully named Penguin Cafe Orchestra. They produced music that really defies definition - experiments in sound, composition, texture and feel. Every song is unique and very interesting to listen to, especially if you are trying to learn about music or enjoy figuring out how songs work. Preludes, Airs & Yodels is a compilation album, taking some of their best work and putting it all on one CD. It contains such famous works as "Telephone and a Rubber Band" (which uses both "instruments"), "Perpetum Mobile" and "Music for a Found Harmonium". You may have heard bit parts of their songs, as they've been adopted for such things as the BBC Radio sound as well as for the TV station PBS. Get this CD if you want to try something different, fun and new.

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