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” 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”, “Got It On The Dancefloor”, “I Miss You (feat. Jane Maximova) and “Blue Skies In Your Eyes”.

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 300th release in the summer of 2019. 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”, “Beauty” and “Earth” deepened the project’s international prominence. All in all 21 album releases, 18 EPs, 3 “Best of” and numberless 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 for some years. Lemongrass is also big in Japan. The label “Receptortune” released 4 albums and took the band 3x times on live touring throughout the country in the early 2000’s.

During the past few years Lemongrass have contributed music to some film productions, have collaborated with the label Mellotron for 2 single releases (2019) and have established a large fan base on Spotify, also running a playlist named “The Lemongrass Chillout Lounge”.
Many compilation releases were compiled for various labels.
In 2019 Lemongrass got invited by NYT journalist Ian Urbina to participate in the highly acclaimed “The Outlaw Ocean” project which resulted in the release of the EP “Stories From The Ocean” in January 2020.

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Soulful

Soulful

Release date: September 11th, 2020. Climb aboard to partake on a “Soulful” journey of wondrous feel-good music, evoking warmth, light and intimacy. Familiar but stunningly fresh, the latest Lemongrass output appears like meeting up with a good friend…

Ambient Land 6

Ambient Land 6

Release date: June 19th, 2020. Roland Voss is back with the 6th offering of his “Ambient Land” series, presenting 7 brand new ambient tracks – a cherished source of comfort, healing and emotional wideness. Lemongrass has been sowing his wide and abundant “Ambient Land” dreamscapes once again, inviting to relax, retreat and free the mind…

Temptations

Temptations

Release date: April 24th, 2020. Here comes a temptation you shouldn’t resist. Let yourself be seduced by 12 carefully crafted songs of vibrant sonic textures, created with soul and style. Lemongrass masters the art of allowing an album room to breathe, irresistibly teasing out a smile, which you may have kept hidden all day long…

Imagine

Imagine

Release date: November 8th, 2019
Make yourself comfortable and set your mind free for a brand new “Lemongrass” journey. Led by a stunning easiness, “Imagine” is a natural shift towards the very essence of the aural landscape of “Lemongrass”. A loving and uncompromising sincerity has deepened into Roland Voss’s work, which is putting forth the qualities, fans and followers have been admiring for more than 20 years…

Space Odyssey

Space Odyssey

As the title suggests, the EP „Space Odyssey“ takes the listener on a journey to the wonders of the universe. The overall impression is of some dreamlike atmosphere, where gravity has ceased to exist and weight has lost its meaning. Such is the sound that will make you examine the miracles and landscapes of the mind. The music on this EP is made without any beats, but unlike the music in the „Ambient Land“ series you will find sounds of a more gloomy character in „Space Odyssey“…

Seven (feat. Jane Maximova)

Seven (feat. Jane Maximova)

Lemongrass present the album “Seven” celebrating the 7 years collaboration of Roland Voss and Moscow based vocalist Jane Maximova. All 7 tracks on the mini album are smooth Lounge themes resulting from their fruitful continuous collaboration…

Earth

Earth

In the turmoil of our times, “Earth” is a musical inspiration towards a realm of light and hope. Full of inviting warmth, the 14 songs allow a return to what is essential and unifying in life. Carefully crafted from the enormous wide-ranging collection of previous works, the 20th Lemongrass album blossoms as an organic fusion with great lightness and elasticity…

Ambient Land 5

Ambient Land 5

Let’s embark on a voyage into the world of “Ambient Land” once again, a cherished source of comfort, healing and optimism. Initiated and designed by Lemongrass mastermind Roland Voss back in 2007, as an emotional, cinematic EP series of deep introspective soundscapes, “Ambient Land” invites to relax, retreat and free the mind…

Unite

Unite

Music can unite us in peace and respect for each other, reminding us that we are all colourful individual expressions of a coherent whole. That is the visionary approach and message, Lemongrass is celebrating with its new album release “Unite”…

Grapes

Grapes

Lemongrassmusic present the new Lemongrass EP „Grapes“. Producer Roland Voss has teamed up with Moscow based vocalist Jane Maximova and the result is an outstanding Downtempo song with a beautiful, melancholic feel. „Grapes“ comes with 3 remixes – Roberto Bronco (Germany), Marc Hartman (Netherlands) and Roland Voss himself gave it another very personal touch.

The Remix Sessions Vol.2

The Remix Sessions Vol.2

With „The Remix Sessions Vol.2“, Lemongrassmusic present the 250th anniversary release on the German music label. From the first chord to the last strings, the remix album bewitches all senses, emanating a beguiling flavour which keeps the listener enthralled…

Blue River (The 2nd Decade)

Blue River (The 2nd Decade)

For 20 years now, Lemongrass spoils us with the finest of Lounge, Chillout and Ambient sounds. Chosen from an incredibly rich fundus of songs, Roland Voss selected 28 songs, which are particularly dear to him. This “blue river” is pure listening pleasure and balm for your soul…

Orion

Orion

For 20 years now, Lemongrass has been accompanying us. Doubtless a very rarely reached jubilee in the music business, which usually gets celebrated with a best-of compilation. Not so with Lemongrass mastermind Roland Voss. He rather sends us with a new album on a star seeking journey to the “Orion”…

Ambient Land 4

Ambient Land 4

From blue planet beauty to far-off galaxies, Lemongrass has been sowing his wide and abundant “Ambient Land” dreamscapes once again. A healing sedative, that slowly works its way through the bloodstream, flooding the brain with finest delta waves…

Beauty

Beauty

Beauty in its purest form, as a sound aesthetic and kitsch-freed feelgood vibe, is the dedicated vision to the new Lemongrass album. Like sun-flooded dream images, carried by an always positive fundamental frequency, a pack of 15 songs will enchant our senses, as a valuable experience of contrast to the predominantly dark themes of our times…

Time Machine

Time Machine

Step into the “Time machine” and aviate to your own land of peace and relaxation. Blessed with the talent to build a unified community of sound and spirit, Roland Voss aka Lemongrass writes songs of an almost otherworldly beauty…

Heartbreaker Remixed

Heartbreaker Remixed

Lemongrass are glad to present 5 outstanding remixes of the song “Heartbreaker”. The song takes the listener to a deep sound cosmos full of emotions and beauty – a truly sleek heartbreaker…

Meditation

Meditation

Lemongrass embarks on another unique journey, immersing into new dimensions of sound. Gliding in a dynamic flow to expand the boundaries of inspiration, Roland Voss aka Lemongrass succeeded once again, to define the essence of our wonderful world. The very title of his new album “Meditation” is a clear and powerful statement. Steeped in silence and serenity, it effortlessly bridges the gap between modern Electronica, Ambient and Chillout towards relaxation and meditation music…

Deep River (Remixed)

Deep River (Remixed)

The track “Deep River” was initially released on the album “A Dream Within A Dream”, having the world of ambience as its central manifestation. The song was now remixed by 5 artists from the Lemongrassmusic label family and flows into our ears in 6 different versions – each one a unique interpretation and emphasizing different facettes of the song, ranging from Deep Chill to Broken Beats and from African Chill to Balearic seashore moods…

Mémoires

Mémoires

Whether acoustic music, contemporary classical music or hip-hop – such styles join a boundless melange to something new, which has an high artistic value, and is gaining new fans in a rapid pace. Roland Voss aka “Lemongrass” is part of this creative stream. Over many years, a distinctive “Lemongrass” sound has been developed in an essential process of maturation. Culminating now with a new album release called “Mémoires”.


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