Penguin Café 'The Imperfect Sea' (Erased Tapes)
Back in the 1970s, Simon Jeffes formed Penguin Café Orchestra. Blending classical, folk and innovative sound manipulation into gentle repetitions, they inadvertently created several Balearic classics in the process, influencing so much we hear in modern music (including the post-classical Erased Tapes label). His son Arthur is still continuing the musical mission, so it’s a perfect fit for him to end up on ET. The way PCO have been absorbed into the world of TV and advertising could make this overly familiar (and to be fair, it can just waft by), but ultimately, the sincerity and craft of the composition and production make it much more emotionally satisfying than the untold PCO knock-offs out there.
Beirut nightclub The Gärten reopens its doors
The club was shut down after it allegedly "promoted material that offends religious beliefs"
Gorillaz and Snoop Dogg get destructive in 'Hollywood'
Gorillaz's sixth LP 'The Now Now' will be available on June 29