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January 24, 2020

The Lasters

I've had Lemon Jelly (the band, not the jam) on my mind recently, and I was listening to some fairly random music this morning which seemed to me to have been sampled in one of their tracks. I've not done the research yet to check if I'm right or to identify it. It doesn't really matter.

I decided to have a listen and as thy only did three albums, chose one at random - it happened to be "'64-'95", but again, that's not important.

I wondered what they were up to, and why there were no more releases after 2005. I had never cared much who the band members were, but found Fred Deakin in my searches. He was using Kickstarter to fund printing and selling prints of the very excellent album cover of "Lost Horizons". He was also quite recently asking for £10k to produce a new album.

This new album is a science fiction concept album - it's called "The Lasters". I saw it was fully supported, and some people had already received it on Vinyl and MP3 memory stick.

But, according to this site Original Rock it is out on Spotify, released THIS VERY DAY, 24.01.2020.

I'm listening now :)
The Lasters

Update: I listened to it all the way through, and it doesn't have any of the quirky energy of the other albums by Lemon Jelly.

Posted by se71 at 01:22 PM | Comments (0)