David Lanz & Paul Speer – Desert Vision

29 01 2009

david_lanz_desert_vision_1992_retail_cd-frontDavid Lanz & Paul Speer – Desert Vision
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 48:16 min | 121 MB | 1987 | 10% Recovery Record

Desert Vision’ is no less than just that; the music paints vivid mental pictures of canyons, of deserts, of kopjes, rock formations and plateaux. ‘Eagle’s Path’ starts with a lush piano and woodwind intro, sounding very melancholy but yet strangely uplifting. As the music progresses, the eagle grows in the mind’s eye; flying free above vast desert scrublands. The music crescendoes, and introduces guitars, making the song almost frantic, and yet joyous. ‘Canyon Lands’ is probably the cream of the crop in this album. It gets your attention immediately with a mystic, almost howling note, and notmore… before too long, drums and heavy pianos arrive, soon to be followed by electric guitar. Every piece of music in this album is uplifting in its own way, but in my opinion this one does so the best. Even without knowing the song’s title, it would be impossible not to associate the haunting melodies with a canyon; eroding steadily away by howling, time-old winds; revealing striped sedimentary rock. It’s obvious that Lanz and Speer are genuine musicians; they know how music works and how to manipulate it to make poetry with sound. Their apparent fascination with the natural world is what sculpts and enhances their music. Sheer class.


01. Eagle’s Path (07:17)
02. Seguaro (05:20)
03. Desert Rain (03:31)
04. Sculptures (06:53)
05. Canyon Lands (05:05)
06. Carlsbad (05:32)
07. White Sands (04:28)
08. Stormlight (05:11)
09. Tawtoma (05:02)

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6 responses

19 03 2009

These are just enough uptempo to distinguish them from the monotonous “wallpaper” background new age “no actual talent required” elevator music that so often gets passed off as relaxing music (often more like relaxitive music).

These David Lanz tracks actually make good listening, thank you for your taste in quiet muic.


19 03 2009

Hi there, and welcome to QuietMusic! Thank you for taking the time to comment. You do have a point that some of what might normally be considered “wallpaper” music could be lumped into “relaxing music”. What I hope you will find here is a wide array of what some might find as not only relaxing, but also inspirational or even thought provoking.

21 03 2009

If you would like to hear a different tempo, please listen to
Sharma…indian flute.
It was a medative experience

21 03 2009

Thank you very much for the suggestion. I’ll see if I can locate it. =-)

18 04 2009

Thank you for these great artists! It’s been quite a few years since I listened to their music and now I found them again!

20 04 2009

It’s great to find old friends again, isn’t it? I have to say, that is one of the true wonders of the web in my opinion =_).

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