LEMON SLIDE: TRUE NATURE
Released 1. November 2007
Format: CD Digipak + Download
Cat. nr. FDCD07
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"Bust a Cap in Ya S" - full-length track on SoundCloud:
DJ Ukki - music
Robomate - music
Okta - music (track 1)
Vihtahousu - music (track 1)
Joppe Louhio - guitars (track 2)
SportyShorty - manageric supervising, drum programming (track 4)
Joona Portaankorva - trumpets (track 6)
Huopatossu Mononen - additional mixing
Pentti Slayer - mastering
Mikael Kaplar / Studiopoint - photography
Sju Shutanen - sleeve design & artwork
Jere Häkkinen - trancevestite logo artwork
LEMON SLIDE is a psychedelic trance duo from Helsinki, Finland. Their style could be described as a mixture of full-on psychedelic trance combined into funky, melodic and most of all, hilariously uplifting suomisaundi grooves.
The original trance-vestite drag queens behind this project name are Roope Karhunen (alias Robomate) and Leo Louhio (DJ Ukki / Öinen Lebahäiskä / Iloinen Leo). "True Nature" from Freakdance Records is their debut album release, but these two youngsters have been blowing up dancefloors around the planet for quite some time already.
In addition to their extensive amount of performances within Finland, they have also played abroad in countries such as Russia, Ukraine and Israel. Lemon Slide has also released freely downloadable mp3 material on various internet labels such as Antiscarp Records.
Their strong presence within the suomisaundi (Finnish psy-trance) genre has already gained them a cult following and a highly appreciated underground reputation. It's not too pompous to say that the debut album from Lemon Slide has been requested and awaited for years by nearly all friends of the Suomi-sounds.
"True Nature" is the peak for the 5th year anniversary celebration for Freakdance Records, and have to admit that it is our most impressive release so far - the album comes in a turbo-cool 6-panel digipak packed with tasty trancevestite eye candy!
The album kicks off with "Peachy Beach Bitchez", a highly potential summer hit track aimed for mainstream radio channels --- just kidding! - that has been co-produced with two Finnish psy-trance artists Vihtahousu and Okta. During the course of the album ther are visitations by many other highly talented artist guests as well, such as SportyShorty programming the drums on track 4, Joppe Louhio playing the guitars on track 2 and Joona Portaankorva hustling the trumpets on track 6.
The music on "True Nature" keeps on evolving and constantly changing as we progress forward. The duo combines those lovely ever-morphing sound textures of old-school Goa into disco- and video game-influenced full-steam psychedelic trance. You might even hear some breaks-stuff in between. And, there's a couple of bonus chill-out tracks in the end for those mellow moments.
You can pick up your own favorite tagline:
Spugedelick Forest Power-Disco from the original Trancevestites of Finland!
This is the type of gayness TOM-OV-VINLAND himself would approve!
75 minutes of fresh and exciting face-melting Funland-funkadelia for your cap-bustin' pleasure!
This shiat is hotter than any of the other mofo bullcrap you'd hear from ACID SOAKED FRACTAL GIRL ELF GNOME CATERPILLAR SPIRALDELIA MUSHROOM RECORDS!
Summer's never gone with Lemon Slide!
REVIEWS AND QUOTES
"It takes precisely fourteen seconds to fall head over heels in love with this album." .. "Wonderful, wonderful stuff."
- Psyreviews (UK)
"If you are looking for a new album for those moments of upbeat joy and giddy sunrise smiling faces, this is the album for you." .. "This shit rocks." "10 out of 10"
- The Goa Constrictor / KPSU FM (USA)
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