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Lanterna (Candescence)
Lanterna
Lanterna (Candescence)
Genres: Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
Several of the tracks on Lanterna's self-titled debut would not sound out of place in your average dance club on goth night. "Turbine," in particular, reminds one very strongly of the Cure, and the ambient ballad "1985" ha...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lanterna
Title: Lanterna (Candescence)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Meditation, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 014431038822, 014431038846, 014431038860, 795306101321, 014431038822

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Several of the tracks on Lanterna's self-titled debut would not sound out of place in your average dance club on goth night. "Turbine," in particular, reminds one very strongly of the Cure, and the ambient ballad "1985" has a heavy backbeat you can dance to. Soundscapes and ballads seem to be Lanterna's strong point, and this album features several, all with evocative titles that give you some idea of what they sound like: "Dark Spring," "Passage," "Colossus," "End of the Tunnel," and "Ether Net" all sound pretty much like you'd expect. In contrast, "Dawn" is an experiment in electronic sounds, while "Dragon Season" reminds one strongly of Led Zeppelin's "Going to California". All in all, this album has a little bit of everything, whether you're interested in dancing, meditating, reading, or sleeping. -- Genevieve Williams

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Perfect Driving Music for the lonely road
Scott E Mantooth | Knoxville TN | 06/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lanterna is must for any CD collection. The first track "Silent Hills" is as haunting as it is beutiful. Like his other CDs (all of which are really good)the music expands and goes in many directions that are unexpected and rewarding."
Okay, buckle up!
Phil Baird | Fort Worth, TX USA | 01/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now, that you're strapped in with Henry Frayne(who is Lanterna), the pilot for this guitar-driven plane ride, relax and let your inner mind see. Just up ahead, "Silent Hills", filled with haunting riffs and ambient washes, pass underneath as you bank out over the water. Henry then hums along with his guitar. It's a nice ditty--"Down By The Seine." Your motor rocks on with a "Turbine" power that allows the backing percussion to underlie a good power-rock approach over some(what sounds like)crashing beach surf.

Henry's next piece, "1985", allows for your backward glance at a moment that marked something personal, surreal almost, as it sounds out to you within your view seat. Up ahead come three songs: "Dark Springs", "Passage",and "Collossus" which billow arround you as the audio flight takes you through ever darker, grey-white clouds that culminate in gorgeous aural turbulence. You pass through six more tunes--horizontal on your way-- as your pilot soars above the open ocean, with its white-tipped froths and deep-green liquid gullies far below. Suddenly, you emerge into ethereal "Slides" and "Dawn" as you seem to be far above cold blue waters filled with giant cetaceans, busily sounding sonar calls to their companions in the dusky evening.

At last, "Puerto de Luna" quietly sets you down on a moonlight-dappled runway. All that remains is the memory of an astral voyage piloted by the adept fingers of the ethereal rock guitarist who bills himself as "Lanterna." And, if you're like this frequent passenger, you will immediately book passage on all his other sonic soundscapes listed on Amazon."