Lost Horizons

Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 16 ratings
October 21, 2002 / Release Date
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XL / Label
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Drowned in Sound
It's the beautifully layered textures that make this album, coupled with a sense of wonder and organic creation that embeds itself deep into your subconscious. Its uplifting, mood altering stuff and a triumphant return.
The Guardian

All this means that the one pool of darkness - Experiment Number Six, in which a detached scientist narrates a death by drugs - comes as quite a shock. Otherwise, Lost Horizons should make you feel like a Tellytubby.

But it's so summery, pretty, and enjoyable to chill out to that detective work simply sounds too hard.

So how you feel about Lost Horizons depends on how much it charms you. Make no mistake, the record is extremely endearing and flawlessly constructed-- it's just hard to love an album that has a dazzling surface and not much underneath.

Elements [98]
Space Walk [100]
Ramblin' Man [97] (-)
Return To Patagonia [97]
Nice Weather For Ducks [98]
Experiment No. 6 [97]
Closer [102] (+)
The Curse Of Ka'zar [100]
Thither is a certain charm found in a recording that imbues nuance, finesse and beauty as found in this Lemon Jelly release, 'Lost Horizons'. This is an accomplished record. It is as pleasant as it is enticing in how Deakin & Franglen approach each track with equal aplomb. The snobs over at Pitchfork got it altogether wrong with criticizing this CD for having nothing going on below the surface. If one takes a look at the variety of musicians used by each track, its instrumentation and the ... read more
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Added on: June 21, 2015