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Lemmus Lemmus - Lemmus Lemmus (2008)


Lemmus Lemmus - Lemmus Lemmus (2008)


The album design expresses more than thousand words can ever do. What you see is what you get ... colorful and charming songs deeply plunging into psychedelic. Composed and recorded during a period of two years 'Lemmus Lemmus' is the follower of their critically acclaimed debut album. Consisting of dreamy, floating songs this is sometimes reminiscent to Pink Floyd's early output - unique though in it's entirety. The songs are enriched with native respectively eastern elements. Loops, scary effects, Mellotron as well as echoing vocals and guitars deliver some hallucinatory moments.

'Spread your wings and leave the ground' - getting behind the spheric intro Happen appears rather spacey provided with multiple acoustic and electric guitars fluttering around. What a tricky song, later showing eerie vocals and mysterious organ contributions. A promising kick-off by all means! The short Chasing A Ghost and later Feathers On Your Body continue more folk tinged with nice oriental flavour provoked by percussion ... and sitar first of all. Initiated by a sample the Beatles adapted Tame Of The Shrew might be considered as controversial. An excursion to the popular border? Superficially yes - anyhow - please check Noam Rapaport's varied keyboard work here - piano, organ, harpsichord - and every doubt takes a backseat after a while.

Following the mellow folksy acoustic guitar dominated traces for some time My Stars, My Moon, My Love now stimulates for the more weird hallucinatory album part. Supported by tabla and sitar this song sounds like George Harrison is on a mind-expanding psychedelic trip through India. Mysterious soundscapes and voices, croaking frogs, mechanical percussion - the follower Your Dream Revisited appears totally spaced out though - as if recorded under drug influence. Violet & Blue finally hijacks you to enter dreamy landscapes once again with lovely vocals, flute and Mellotron.

Really worth considering! A nice surprise for me to realize that this band is hailing from Israel. Catchy and way-out impressions are blended in a comfortable manner. A rounded work full of charming melodies, wonderful guitars and vintage keyboard work, excellent male/female vocals. This moves them up to an insiders' tip! Passion for detail - I recommend to listen more than once or twice in order to discover the real beauty - 4.5 stars. ~ Rivertree, progarchives.com

Artwork by Indra Uhlemann


Tracklist:
01 - Happen 05:14
02 - Chasing A Ghost 02:44
03 - Feathers On Your Body 07:52
04 - Tame Of The Shrew 03:38
05 - The Angels We Thought We Should Be 02:45
06 - Smiling Back 04:05
07 - Me Chewing On Your Sonar Heart 03:13
08 - My Stars, My Moons, My Love 04:04
09 - Your Dream Revisited 03:24
10 - Violet & Blue 06:13