The pop chamber group Penguin Café have taken a classic Simian Mobile Disco tune and given it an acoustic treating that's better than that shit cover an Ed Sheeran song you heard ona John Lewis ad, this cover gives depth and adds to the train. Through the un-mechanisation process Penguin Café has given warmth through live strings and gorgeous pizz. They also throw in some signature harmonium alongside keys and a mini piano to capture that late night chill wave vibe.
This is a perfect come down tune because it layers and cruels and you feel yourself unwinding as each phrase passes letting go of a bit more of the worked up tensions of the day. Wheels within Wheels is also about perpetual motion leaning forward whilst you unwind to allow your journey towards the horizon go along that bit quicker. Don't worry you're nearly home.
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About the Curator: Sam Murray
Sam Murray is a liability when it come to music, he harbours a secret passion for cheese but most of all actually believe the Eurovision Song Contest has good songs, and that if he played them to you without knowing it was from the contest, you would love it too!
It is said if you cut Sam open out will fall a punch card for a music box and a drum for a heart powered by every step he takes. He is a professional clarinetist and plays in several bands in a variety of style. He also holds a Masters Degree in Popular Music, so you would hope he knows his stuff, and is currently working towards a Popular Music PhD exploring the music scene in Portland Oregon.
Sam holds three fundamental truths in life:
- Everyone can make music
- Music is best made when answering questions and solving problems
- There is no such thing as a ‘guilty pleasure’, own your dark music secrets!!