Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Real Name:
Roland Voss
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Lemongrass is an enrichment for several human senses. Our tongue and nose get stimulated by the fresh citrus flavor of the plant and our ears receive well-being treatments by Roland Voss's "Lemongrass" project. Founded in 1996 at times when the world of Lounge & Chillout was an undiscovered open field of creativity, which turned out to be the perfect playground for the manifold musical interest of Roland Voss. Even today you never can be sure what you will get when a new Lemongrass release is out. Early days reflect his passion for cool rhythmic grooves. But later on also NuJazz, Ambient, HipHop, R'n'B, Deep House, Soul and Lounge made their impact, always subordinated to the concept of the particular release and its stylistic and thematic vision.

"This guy has the magic" - a claim you come across quite often when the name "Lemongrass" stands nearby. No surprise really, because Roland Voss always worked hard to make his talents blossom. During the '70s he played drums with numerous Rock, Funk and Jazz bands. During the '80s, Roland developed a penchant for electronic instruments. Having patiently honed his skills, it was time for a first record release. His highly acclaimed debut album called "Drumatic Universe" came out on a small German imprint called "Incoming!" in 1997. Soon after one of the hottest Electronic Music labels at that time "Mole Listening Pearls" (a subsidiary of UCMG, today part of the Daredo music group) was so impressed, that they signed him straight away. For many years this has been a fruit-bearing relationship, shooting Lemongrass to the international top league of the scene. At the latest when "Journey to a star" got released in 2001, Roland Voss and his project were everybody's darling. The song is a timeless beauty considered as one the most influential tracks for modern Lounge music. Over time a few more Lemongrass songs reached this height, such as "Feel good", "Elle et moi" and "Habla mi corazon".

After 5 extremely successful album releases plus a few EPs it was time for the next step. In 2005 Roland and his brother Daniel founded the label "Lemongrassmusic", considered as a platform for their own projects and productions. Soon they extended their output with a bunch of talented artists from all over the world. The label kept growing and celebrated their 100th release in the summer of 2012. Needless to say that Lemongrass remained the very center of their work. Brilliant album releases such as "Papillon", "Filmothèque", “The 5th dimension”, "Pour l'amour", "Hypnosis" and "Sirius" deepened the project's international prominence. All in all 14 album releases, 8 EPs, 2 "Best of" and more than 200 compilation appearances speak for themselves.

A helpful aspect to reach this stage is the constant output of domestic releases in various countries. Since the 4th album "Windows" got released by Water Music Records for the US territory, Lemongrass is a big seller overseas too. Most of the album releases also made it to Russia. After "Voyage au centre de la terre" and "Windows" appeared incredibly on old-fashioned audio-cassettes, "Dreamusic" became a solid and steady label partner. Lemongrass is also big in Japan. The label "Receptortune" released 4 albums so far and took the band 3x times on live touring throughout the country.

Lemongrass’ freshest output is their 14th longplayer called "A Dream within a dream" showing the mature qualities of Roland Voss at its best. A work that invites you to experience the soul of the music.
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Lemongrass Discography

Albums

INC!CD 3323 Lemongrass Drumatic Universe(CD, Album) Incoming! INC!CD 3323 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
MOLE CD 017-2, mole017-2 Lemongrass Lumière Obscure (Album) Mole Listening Pearls, Mole Listening Pearls MOLE CD 017-2, mole017-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
MOLE CD 026-2, mole026-2 Lemongrass Voyage Au Centre De La Terre (Album) Mole Listening Pearls, Mole Listening Pearls MOLE CD 026-2, mole026-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
molecd033-2, mole033-2 Lemongrass Windows (Album) Mole Listening Pearls, Mole Listening Pearls molecd033-2, mole033-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
RTCD-0002 Lemongrass Solar Incense(CD, Album) Receptor Tune RTCD-0002 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
MOLE052L-2 Lemongrass Skydiver (Album, Comp) Mole Listening Pearls MOLE052L-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
MOLE 056-2, mole 056-2 Lemongrass Fleur Solaire(CD, Album) Mole Listening Pearls, Mole Listening Pearls MOLE 056-2, mole 056-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
LSM-382423 Lemongrass Ikebana (Album) Lemongrassmusic LSM-382423 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
LSM • 385813 Lemongrass Filmothèque (Album) Lemongrassmusic LSM • 385813 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
EXRC-0110 Lemongrass Rendez-Vous(CD, Album) Receptortune EXRC-0110 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
LGM011-2 Lemongrass Pour L'amour (Album) Lemongrassmusic LGM011-2 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
LGM024-2 Lemongrass Hypnosis(CD, Album, Dig) Lemongrassmusic LGM024-2 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
LGM 056-2 Lemongrass The 5th Dimension (Album) Lemongrassmusic LGM 056-2 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
LGM086-2 Lemongrass Sirius (Album) Lemongrassmusic LGM086-2 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
LGM 096-4 Lemongrass Papillon (Album) Lemongrassmusic LGM 096-4 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
LGM 120-2, ПР3 CD06780 Lemongrass A Dream Within A Dream(CD, Album, Dig) Lemongrassmusic, DreaMusic (2) LGM 120-2, ПР3 CD06780 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
ПРЗ CD08838 Lemongrass Mémoires (Album) Lemongrassmusic ПРЗ CD08838 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
LGM178-X Lemongrass Meditation(9xFile, WAV, Album) Lemongrassmusic LGM178-X Germany 2015

Singles & EPs

MOLE009-5 Lemongrass Comme Toujours(CD, Maxi) Mole Listening Pearls MOLE009-5 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
MOLE 014-6, mole014-6 Lemongrass Falling Star Mole Listening Pearls MOLE 014-6, mole014-6 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
MOLE025-6 Lemongrass Time Tunnel(12") Mole Listening Pearls MOLE025-6 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
MOLE043-6 Lemongrass Bee Mole Listening Pearls MOLE043-6 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
LGM007-8 Lemongrass Ambient Land (EP)(File, MP3, EP) Lemongrassmusic LGM007-8 Germany 2007
LGM015-8 Lemongrass Habla Mi Corazón(4xFile, MP3, EP) Lemongrassmusic LGM015-8 Germany 2008
LGM069-8 Lemongrass Ambient Land 2(6xFile, MP3, EP) Lemongrassmusic LGM069-8 Germany 2010

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hinterkaifeck97

hinterkaifeck97

May 16, 2015
edited 8 months ago
Lemongrass is something special. Mainly part of the downtempo scene (one of my favorite things ever), he's also worked in the ambient and chillout scenes. His music can best be described as the music you hear sometimes when wondering around strip malls or the music you hear in an elevator. I suggest "windows" as a starting point, just to see if you'd like this kinda stuff or not.

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