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Wow, what a loaded track title and what a loaded track. This band was born out of a hallucinated dream experienced by one Simon Jeffes while recovering from food poisoning. In one fever dream he saw an all seeing eye viewing a couple making love, lovelessly with modern technology rather than with passion, then in another The Sound Of Someone You Love Whos Going Away And It Doesnt Matter - Simon Jeffes - Performed By M viewing a man staring at himself in the mirror with obsession, and finally in another room there was a musician with an arsenal of keyboards, with headphones on, making Possessed - Vegas - Possessed no one could hear except himself.
All of this was a dire nightmaric vision to him. He saw all these people as self-interested prisoners to the cold order of modernity. A band that could play somewhere, out in the open, a seamless version of free folk music that would be where these cold people could go and open up. You see, up to this point, inSimon was struggling mightily with the spirit of his life.
Simon was born in Sussex to a father who had a profession that required him to travel to many foreign countries. This type of life meant the Simon spent most of his life moving around Canada and Europe, never feeling much rooted to any home.
When he finally picked up a guitar at the age of 12, that gave him some sort of consolation. So enamored he was with music that he enlisted in a music university as soon as he could. There he would learn classical theory and technique but become quickly disillusioned with the stiff order of it all. Something he quickly developed a distaste for, for being far too eggy and cerebral.
Simon would serve as lead guitarist for singer-songwriter Rupert Hineand even went so far as creating demos trying pull of some kind of a reggae vocalist career.
Byhe took a sojourn to Japan and discovered a whole slew of ethnic music he never heard before. The sound of African kora music, Japanese koto folk, and so on set him on a The Sound Of Someone You Love Whos Going Away And It Doesnt Matter - Simon Jeffes - Performed By M path.
Inhe rounded up 3 other musicians Helen Liebmann who would become his long time companion on cello, Gavin Wright on violin, and Steve Nye on electric piano and with himself on lead guitar and many other instruments they played their first gigs in London.
Those two pieces full of gorgeous thoroughly modern sounding folk music so wowed someone who was introduced to Simon, Brian Eno. Its this different take on the past that led Eno to them. Simply trying to get his fledgling record label Obscure Records up and running he invited them to sign and contribute.
His dream of having a record company where new more engaged types of experimental musicians and modern classical composers could release their work would be a perfect fit for them.
Recording most of the album in his back garden, Simon called on friends to come and contribute. An university lecturer friend of his donated ukulele and some lyrics. 94n9519n5 ft CAUZNDEFX - aNTOJE - Booyung LP interest in unusual instruments grew to include ring modulator, and spinet, weaving them into the fabric of his new folk music.
Various musicians from different stages in life came and left to contribute. This was music that people from all walks of life could gladly put on in public to enjoy in between these other styles, taking folk music forwards stylistically but back emotionally to a more communal time.
The truth is he discovered a huge musical territory — stretching along the border regions of the whole United Nations of music — and he wandered through it fascinated and, apparently always smiling. These pieces are reports back from those borderlands. Like any good explorer, Simon was both alert and humble. He had no trace of musical snobbery, but delighted in the length and breadth of music, happy to experiment with all combinations.
More of that tomorrow though…. Listen to Music from the Penguin Cafe at Spotify. Close Menu Facebook. Simon Jeffes on bowed guitar left with David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto Wow, what a loaded track title and what a loaded track.
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Song information for The Sound of Someone You Love Who's Going Away and It Doesn't Matter - Penguin Cafe Orchestra on AllMusic. Song information for The Sound of Someone You Love Who's Going Away and It Doesn't Matter - Penguin Cafe Orchestra on AllMusic Simon Jeffes. Helen Liebmann. Steve Nye. Gavyn Wright.
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The sound of someone you love who’s going away and it doesn’t matter Penguin Cafe Orchestra.