Album Reviews Leonard's Lair Music Reviews Leonard's Lair - Bringing you weekly updated music reviews Bringing you weekly updated music reviews
Reviews     Best     Links     About
Leonard's Lair Music Reviews Music Reviews
Music Reviews Album Reviews CD Reviews Music Reviews Indie Reviews
Alternative Reviews CD Reviews Album Reviews
CD Reviews
Reviews of Music
Album Reviews
Lansing-Dreiden Album Reviews 4out of 5
Album Reviews
The Incomplete Triangle

Album Reviews
The cover art says it all: the minimalist, predominantly black images with roman numerals representing song titles. So who or what is Lansing-Dreiden? They are a collective dwelling in New York who are just as concerned with visual art and literature as they are with music. Normally this means a pretentious album is forthcoming but 'The Incomplete Triangle' is enigmatic in a good way. The first four songs (or the first side of the triangle if you will) possess all the intensity of early Joy Division, the grit of a 60s garage band and vocals which suggest they are part of some ancient religious cult. The second side of the triangle is more doleful and glacial; 'I Keep Everything' is a gothic ballad of stunning poise and there's little to choose between this and 'Laid In Stone'; featuring some wonderful variations on vocal harmonies and another unforgettably haunting melody. There's an otherwordly, almost medieval quality to these songs. The final side is - to play on the unfortunate title of the record - the incomplete one; 'I.C.U.' is laughably out of place 80s electro-pop (think Johnny Hates Jazz guesting on a New Order record) and even though the other songs in this section are decent (the new wave of 'Glass Corridor' is even rather great) there is a sense of perfectly good music being unnecessarily spoiled. However, the first forty minutes of this album represent some of the most exicting music committed to disc in recent times.
Album Reviews
  Track Listing
01 Metal On A Gun
02 The Eternal Lie
03 An Uncut Diamond
04 The Advancing Flags
05 The Missing Message
Standout Track I Keep Everything
07 Laid In Stone
08 An Effect Of The Night
09 Glass Corridor
10 I.C.U.
11 Disenchanted
12 Desert Lights

Standout Track = Standout Track

Album Reviews
Album Reviews
Also Recommended:
British Sea Power - The Decline Of British Sea Power, Open Season
Joy Division - Preston 28 February 1980, The Complete BBC Recordings, Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979
Lansing-Dreiden - A Sectioned Beam, The Dividing Island
Pretty Things, The - S.F. Sorrow
Album Reviews
print this reviewprint this review Album Reviews print this reviewemail this review
Music Reviews CD Reviews
Alternative Reviews CD Reviews Album Reviews
Alternative music reviews Album Reviews CD Reviews Record Reviews Indie Reviews
go to the top of the page Music Reviews Music Reviews Music Reviews
Music Reviews Music Reviews Music Reviews Music Reviews Music Reviews