Half-way review - Lemon jelly
OK, this is a first-listen-in-progress review, with Uncle Starbuck having been banished to the kitchen to do the washing-up with his Walkman on whilst soon-to-be-Mrs Powersurge discusses her wedding hairstyle on the phone upstairs, and Lemon Jelly's ’"'64 - '–’95" on the platter.
Not much washing-up done - I've been bouncing around in a way that an album hasn't made me bounce in a long long time. Half way through on that difficult first listen, and its stunning. More ky than Distant Horizons if that means anything to you, and very varied with it.
Its lost anything that critics might have once attacked as "twee", and in its place is a mosaic of carefully selected, craftfully incorporated samples. First song had me hooked - I was nearing ceiling-space like Zebedee anyway, and then a sample of classy rockers Masters Of Reality's "The Blue Garden" came in. Bliss - a fairly obscure band's debut album from 15 years ago, an album that meant a whole lot at the time to me, a fantastic album that I'd forgotten, and it re-enters my life during a peak of adrenaline
Another great nostalgic moment later on as Atlantic Ocean's "Waterfall" filters in, cut right back in bpm's.
But enough of my ky gash (as it were), I'm getting strong hints that I'd better get back to the washing up...