The title of Lemon Jelly's latest may make you think that the British duo has been punching out its breaks and licks for more than 30 years.
The title of Lemon Jelly's latest may make you think that the British duo has been punching out its breaks and licks for more than 30 years. On the contrary, " '64-'95" represents the years that particular songs (and, more important, their samples) were created and the duo has subsequently nicked for their own. Lemon Jelly masterminds Nick Franglen and Fred Deakin make springboards out of fragments from every genre and beef up the tidbits into a nine-course meal, from the meditative to the manic. " '64-'95" is more of a response to the twosome's previous effort, "LemonJelly.KY"; its diversity and range make it a much more serious album, though it still maintains a fair amount of humor and camp. The pair is patient with its beats, gradually embracing a style and blending it into its next cosmic vision. Being sampled by Lemon Jelly on this astonishing new album is nothing less than an honor. " '64-'95" is also available as a deluxe CD (with different packaging), a limited-edition vinyl boxed set and as a visually stimulating DVD.—KH