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The iconic Penguin Cafe join the Erased Tapes family and open a brand new
chapter to their unique world with new album The Imperfect Sea.

A penguin stands in the middle of a scorching desert, far away from its
natural habitat. This mirrors composer Arthur Jeffes' journey and exploration
into a new musical territory. Penguin Cafe have evolved into something of their
own at the hands of Arthur who started the band in 2009 with the continuation
and homage to his father's legacy, to the late Simon Jeffes' Penguin Cafe
Orchestra. Now, their upcoming album echoes reminiscent sounds that embrace
the new.

The album title refers to a saying by his father that “we wade in a sea of
imperfections…”, reflecting upon the idea that beauty can be found amongst
the chaos. “If there is a narrative to the album it's coming to the
acceptance of the imperfections in all aspects of life; moreover, the
recognition that these imperfections and tiny randomnesses are in fact what make
up the best parts”, Arthur explains. This has also been highlighted by the
striking cover artwork designed by FELD under the art direction of label founder
Robert Raths, resembling a lone figure adapting to and accepting its surrounding

Predominantly self-composed, the new album also features covers of electronic
works by Simian Mobile Disco and Kraftwerk, along with a re-working of Simon's
'Now Nothing'. Arthur has developed from the traditional folk and jazz
heritage Penguin Cafe Orchestra is known for into another realm of blissful
ambience and dance music, recreated using strictly acoustic

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