Lance Lenehan – Soundscape

Lance Lenehan - Soundscape

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Lance Lenehan – Soundscape
CD, Private Release, 1996

Electronic music from Down Under from a musician named Lance Lenehan.

According to some photo’s on his site, Lance has a private studio with a nice collection of analogue and digital equipment. His interest in electronic music was triggered after hearing Tomita’s version of Moessorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”.
Since then, he has been composing music, influenced by Jarre and Vangelis, for short films, documentairies and special productions.

“Soundscape” is his first solo effort, and having heard it you can’t deny there’s a certain amateuristic sound in his music.
To my taste, Lance produces symphonic kindered music of quite a simple, sometimes also rather superficial manner: although he creates a lot of sounds and soundscapes out of his synths, they really demand more depth, production and further refinement.

Lance only succeeds in getting to that higher level: “Mastery of Service” is a beautiful five minute symphony in a nut-shell in the grand Gandalf/Vangelis tradition. It contains all the elements to make his music shine all over the place, as you can actually hear lots of emotion embedded in it. In a way, the track “Gone Forever” carries some of these same elements as well, but doesn’t realize the same impact.

I honestly hope that Lance will continue in the same sublime manner as shown on “Mastery and Service” and “Gone Forever”, where he really demonstrates some professional craftmanship.
Both production and soundquality of this recording are perfect.


You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the  Lance Lenehan artist page


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