Penguin Cafe was founded by Arthur Jeffes in 2009, after bringing together a talented and disparate group of musicians including members of Suede and Gorillaz, to perform his father Simon Jeffes’ legacy of world-renowned Penguin Cafe Orchestra music, ten years after his untimely death in 1997.
“Culturally omnivorous instrumentals of considerable elegance and ingenuity” ★★★★ — MOJO
“Bouncy minimalist quavers, global folk influences and genteel surrealism. He shares his father’s talent for painting delightful scenes with limited palettes”—The Wire
“Jeffes has safeguarded the Orchestra’s broad, eccentric range of instruments, and shifts effortlessly from drones to good-natured, pastoral pleasures”(8/10) —Uncut
“The songs inhabit their own unique sound world, of contemporary minimalist, classical and chamber music with the surrealist otherness of a dream world, taking the listener to somewhere else entirely” —The Quietus
“Sincerity and high craft of composition”—Mixmag
“Joyous and life affirming”— Electronic Sou