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I was an outdoorsy type. It was only when we were on the way to Greenland and everyone was talking about their expedition experiences that I said I hadn't done anything like that before. There was silence.’ The band is working on a new album. ‘It’s a sound that will appeal to those who listen to electronic music, but all the instruments are recorded in the studio. I like electric, not electronica. Even if we don’t get to that place, it’s always interesting where we land.’ The new album will be on the Erased Tapes label. Known for experimental artists such as Nils Frahm and Olafur Arnalds, Arthur explained how it allows him to bring new compositions to Penguin Café. ‘We get to reach a whole new audience, with a crossover between classical and electronica that Erased Tapes represent very

well. It’s a new take on the original ideas of my Dad’s.’ Pieces such as Perpetuum Mobile and Music for A Found Harmonium are always going to be heard at a Penguin Café concert, although they never get stale for Arthur. ‘The nice thing about those pieces is that they have a meditative repetition, so you can play them a thousand times and still find tiny ways to improve them. Being in the Penguin Café world anchors us quite nicely.’ Penguin Café play The Marine Theatre at 8pm on Friday 29th March. Tickets from £20 via website (booking fee applies), in person from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information Centres, or call 01297 442138. marinetheatre.com bridporttimes.co.uk | 13

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