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The Imperfect Sea

Penguin Cafe

The Imperfect Sea

Third album from Arthur Jeffes' chamber jazz project, originally conceived as a continuation of his father's Penguin Cafe Orchestra

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  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    A beautiful album, a lovely complement to the best of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and a strong statement on the part of the new generation
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The Penguins’ music always defied easy definition and Arthur’s determination to keep the band’s trademark sound keep careering its way from traditional folk and pop styles to minimalism and South American music is admirable in the extreme
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Jeffes has safeguarded the Orchestra's broad, eccentric range of instruments. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Penguin Cafe have created a charming world within The Imperfect Sea that gently seduces the listener through the restless and captivating collection of songs within it
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Richly layered and astutely arranged. Print edition only

  6. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Featuring covers of works by Simian Mobile Disco, Kraftwerk, and even Penguin Cafe Orchestra, the tracks are as tranquil and entertaining as they are richly imaginative and gratifying
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  7. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    An affectionate homage to the progenitor of the Penguin family enterprise
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  8. 7.0 |   Mixmag

    The sincerity and craft of the composition and production make it much more emotionally satisfying than the untold PCO knock-offs out there
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  9. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    There’s a rigidity to The Imperfect Sea that approaches ordered desolation
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  10. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s a growth record, and it shows Penguin Café coming into their own. It’s a beginning, but it’s imperfect
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