UK dance/electronica duo Nick Franglin and Fred Deakin, working as Lemon Jelly, have produced some of the most original recordings of the last six or seven years, interweaving witty vocal samples, unlikely 'found' musical sources (70s soft rock, children's nursery rhymes) and frequently hilarious 'live' spoken word contributions from actors (William Shatner!), with their own crunchy ambient sounds to deliver a quirky, psychedelic and somehow very English spin on a genre too often characterised by bland muzak.
I first heard this track in a perfect setting - watching a big orange ball of a sun melt steadily into San Antonio Bay to DJ Bruno Lepretre's sunset session at the Cafe Del Mar, Ibiza. *sigh*. It
really doesn't get much better than that.
It took me a while to track it down - all I had to go on was the Chicago sample, and though I already knew and loved Lemon Jelly's stuff, this 'B' side (to 'Perfect Weather For Ducks') had until then passed me by.
Anyway, here it is, in all its AOR-istic glory.
All donations to fund a return trip to Ibiza this summer gratefully received ; )
Lemon Jelly - 'Soft' (2003)
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