Over the past 10 years, noted programmer/producer Nick Franglen has contributed to recordings by BjÖrk, Primal Scream, Blur, All Saints, and the Spice Girls, among others.
Over the past 10 years, noted programmer/producer Nick Franglen has contributed to recordings by Björk, Primal Scream, Blur, All Saints, and the Spice Girls, among others. During the same time, Fred Deakin was manning turntables at clubs throughout the U.K. In the late '90s, the two formed Lemon Jelly and released three limited-edition EPs—The Bath, The Yellow, and The Midnight. For its debut album, Lemon Jelly has compiled these three impossible-to-find discs onto one CD, and voilà, the birth of lemonjelly.ky. Musically cheeky, as well as savvy sampleholics, Franglen and Deakin think nothing of merging Brazilian rhythms, Middle Eastern instrumentation, and jazzy atmospherics with references to Nana Mouskouri, Johnny Pearson, and Lani Hall. 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.—MP