Penguin Cafe Orchestra – “Music For A Found Harmonium” – 3.16.12
Penguin Cafe Orchestra
“Music For A Found Harmonium”
“Music For A Found Harmonium” is a song I’ve had ready as a draft in wordpress for a few weeks now. The song, named after Penguin Cafe Orchestra leader Simon Jeffes found a discarded harmonium in an alleyway in Japan, has been one of my go to favorite songs for close to eight years now and it still gets me every time I listen to it. I first heard “Music For A Found Harmonium” when a friend of mine had me watch the 2004 film It’s All Gone Pete Tong and I fell in love with it instantly.
“Music For A Found Harmonium” is off Penguin Cafe Orchestra’s fourth album Broadcasting from Home and was released in 1984. Although Penguin Cafe Orchestra’s leader Simon Jeffes died in 1997 his son Arthur and a new group of musicians know as Penguin Cafe have been touring and “Starting a new chapter to the story.”
I’ll end this by saying that “Music For A Found Harmonium” has been and will continue to be one of my favorite songs for a long time to come.