Daniel Lentz – On the Leopard Altar
A massively underrated release from the unsung American post-experimental composer Daniel Lentz, On the Leopard Altar shines bright with voices, digital keyboards, and tuned wineglasses. While Lentz’s music can easily be packaged with “new music” contemporaries like Philip Glass or Steve Reich, there’s something uniquely sincere and romantic about the West Coast composer’s rhythmic and melodic textures that immediately draws you in. “On The Leopard Altar” has a childlike almost pop lullaby quality while “Lascaux” is a remarkably accessible drone piece played by sixteen rubbed and struck wineglasses. “Elegiac noise.… Frugal, footloose and fancy-free.”
Recommended – A2 Lascaux, B1 On The Leopard Altar
A1 Is It Love?
B1 On The Leopard Altar
B2 Wolf Is Dead….
Keyboards, Composed By – Daniel Lentz
Keyboards, Performer [Wine Glasses] – Arlene Dunlap, Brad Ellis*, David Kuehn
Lacquer Cut By – HW*
Producer – Yale Evelev
Voice – Dennis Parnell, Paul MacKey
Voice, Performer [Wine Glasses] – Jessica Lowe, Susan James