lemonjelly.ky - Lemon Jelly
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  • Summary: This CD collects the first three 10-inch EPs from the British electronica duo, whose Fred Deakin also designs the band's album covers.
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  1. Every so often there is a true musical "moment" when an act breaks through that is so complete, so utterly surprising, that as a music critic, I can't help but throw my hands up in the air and leave behind any hope of real criticism as each spin pushes me further into fandom. Lemon Jelly is that act of the moment.
  2. Peppy but relaxing chill-out tracks as sweet, shiny, and peculiar as its memorable moniker.
  3. Even though Lemonjelly.ky's cover looks like something straight out of Wavy Gravy’s closet, its sound owes much more to the work of '60s luminaries like John Barry, Esquivel and Jean-Jacques Perrey.
  4. Those looking for peak-hour club music are advised to look elsewhere, but those in search of quirky aural landscapes to play alongside their Groove Armada and Bent discs need to investigate lemonjelly.ky. [Critics Choice]
  5. At best, a rich man's Air. At worst, tedious, superfluous, hippy-dippy, overly ironic trash. Lemon Jelly .KY can be both, of course -- often at the same time...
  6. Lemon Jelly's groovy, Technicolor music exudes a warmth and sense of fun that predates samplers, sequencers and the concept of the DJ-as-auteur.
  7. Lemonjelly.ky's nine tracks consist largely of samples from atrocious Nana Mouskouri songs and soundclips nipped from 100 Strings mood music albums. What binds these samples together is a series of predicable hip-hop beats and root-note basslines.

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  1. Dec 7, 2012
    9
    Great disc collecting their first few EP's together. Excellent material on here,can be used for Intensive listening or background music. Either way it's highly enjoyable. Expand

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