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The Desert Vision DVD by David Lanz was released on the Narada label and recorded by Miramar Recording Studios and Steve Lawson Productions, in Seattle, Washington. Paul Speer (guitar, synthesizer); David Lanz (piano, synthesizer); Deuter (flute, Tibetan bells); Richard Warner (flute, saxophone); John Serrie (synthesizer); Steve Allen (bass); Neal Speer (drums). David Lanz injects energy, nuance, and edgy melody that Paul Speer brings to all his efforts. As with the duo's other outings, Natural States and Bridge of Dreams, Desert Vision is a sonic dreamscape of lush instrumentals that highlight the beautiful interplay of Lanz's piano and Speer's electric guitar. Speer's guitar playing and recordings in general seem to combine a concise and melodic pop sensibility with a melencholy sensitivity that perfectly complements the programmatic spirit of this piece as a whole. Like much music in this genre, Desert Vision succeeds wonderfully at evoking the natural world of wind-swept vistas and long desert sunsets, but, it has an added darkly enigmatic dimension that raises it above the standard Rain Forest fare and makes it an incredibly enjoyable listen not simply as relaxing music but also as engaging and accessible songwriting.


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