'With “Orion” Lemongrass presents itself at its best. A flawless, top-class performance with a fresh and unadulterated spirit, which appears with a strong and unrestrained sense of joy and passion. Summery lightness leads the way, skilfully brought to life with a wealth of stylistic and musical means. While “Kyoto Garden” recurrently documents the fascination for Japanese-Asian culture, “Aldebaran” is a deep research into the unfathomable universe, which perfectly characterizes the atmosphere of previous Lemongrass releases. According to Greek mythology, Artemis moved the hunter “Orion” as a constellation to the sky, where he still portrays the beautiful Pleiades. Similarly, Lemongrass could end up with this timelessly beautiful album at the musical firmament. But most definitely, it cemented its place in the highest echelons of electronic listening music. '
We take a winter journey through Lake Biwa, the biggest lake in Japan, to Kyoto. In the ancient capital, we will celebrate "Setsubun", one of the spring festivals. Lake Biwa serves as a reservoir for the cities such as Kyoto and Osaka. It provides drinking water for about 15 million people in the Kansai region. On the lakeside people have been enjoying unique lifestyle with abundant body of water. Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring in Japan. We will visit an old temple in Kyoto, and join a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits for the year to come.