Lemon Sol ‎– Environmental Architecture

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Environmental Architecture

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GRLP 014 Lemon Sol Environmental Architecture(LP, Album) Guerilla GRLP 014 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SPV 084-64702 Lemon Sol Environmental Architecture(CD, Album) SPV Recordings SPV 084-64702 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
GRCD 014 Lemon Sol Environmental Architecture(CD, Album) Guerilla GRCD 014 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SPV 084-64702P Lemon Sol Environmental Architecture(CD, Album, Promo) SPV Recordings SPV 084-64702P Germany 1994 Sell This Version

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Escherichia

Escherichia

December 9, 2014
referencing Environmental Architecture, CD, Album, SPV 084-64702

Definitely more on the ambient house/techno side of things than IDM, but a wonderfully lush album overall. It has a great sense of flow throughout, and time just seems to melt away while listening to it.
mindblow_

mindblow_

May 13, 2012
referencing Environmental Architecture, CD, Album, GRCD 014
You know the way some records that you got have a great story. One lazy Saturday afternoon we went to this market place and I saw this guy who got some CDs in a box on the floor. There I found some early techno, like Harthouse, A Guy Called Gerald, etc. I picked a few CDs and then the seller, a guy approx at my age, asked me: "So, you like techno?" Then he gave me this record as a freebie. So I went home and started listening to the records and this was such a positive surprise that all the ones that I originally picked up seem now rather irrelevant.
I dare to compare this to the Black Dog or anything similar. Really great record, nice fusion of techno, IDM and progressive house. It's not a timeless record, in fact this sounds very nineties but for many that is just a positive factor. Another factor which makes this great, is that I really can't name a particular song that would sound out above another because I consider this album as a journey that must listen to from the beginning till the end. Oh man, I love this record. It just has that special "it" factor on it. Nice quality electronica album that went under the radar for many.
Numanoid

Numanoid

October 19, 2010
referencing Environmental Architecture, CD, Album, GRCD 014

Spent some time hunting down this recording, but was left a bit disappointed after hearing it. It has some nice bits (especially the title track), but as a whole it carries too much regular prog house of its day and lacks in the IDM department. Probably nice for those into that kind of sound, but not for me.
Felixdhc

Felixdhc

July 25, 2009
referencing Environmental Architecture, CD, Album, GRCD 014

I was late finding this gem, probably only about 4-5 years ago now. It amazes me how an album of this quality can remain so under the radar - this is up there with the very best in ambient techno from the early to mid 90s. Relatively rare but not that expensive to pick up a copy second hand in the usual places... highly recommended to fans of B12, The Black Dog, HIA etc. Had this album been on a label such as Warp, it would have been a well known classic by now...
jdcapshew

jdcapshew

November 22, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Environmental Architecture, CD, Album, GRCD 014
I forgot about this minor masterpiece of ambient idm from 1994 until I came across it in box of old cds I had stashed. Everything good about early 90's electronica is present. There are soaring synths, crunchy techno 4/4 beats, but most of all, almost symphonic Detroit techno tracks that measure up to Carl Craig, Kenny Larkin, Black Dog, As One, Ian O'Brien and Move D. "Everything that's old is new again". 9 out of 10. Brilliant.
Material75

Material75

August 7, 2002
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Environmental Architecture, CD, Album, GRCD 014

One of the best ambient techno records I've ever heard. Great (melodic tracks, somewhere between the early Autechre, the Higher )Intelligence Agency and releases on the great R&S sublabel Apollo. Very rare. Get hold on it if you can !!