Album: "Land Of The Blind" (1997)
Label: Silent Spirit Records
Style: Goth
Songs: 13


Reviewed by: Darklight

Desar is the solo project of the talented musician Lucien Desar. He does all of the music construction and singing on this release. There is quite a lot of variety to be found on this album. Some tracks are created with electronics and synths while others are more organic with mainly piano creating the music. There are dark songs as well as more funky jazz/blues type lounge songs that sound a bit out of place. I of course feel that the faster paced dark electro/synth songs are the best here and it's just too bad that there aren't that many to be enjoyed. Most of the songs are very slow and dreary piano songs as well as a few orchestrated instrumentals. A lot of the tracks end up sounding very similar to each other because Lucien tends to sing the same on most of them and plays basically the same music. He really shows more of his diversity when he layers his music a lot with electronic sequencing, keyboard melodies, drum programming and slightly more aggressive singing. Too bad he only does this a couple of times on this album. I can't deny the fact that his other material here is very well done and quality, but it's just too typical and traditional for an electro music purist such as myself. Slow piano melodies and deep dreary singing just doesn't do a whole lot for me. I like music with more of a dance punch combined with energy and catchy rhythms and beats that make you want to move. But most of the music here is very beautiful, soothing, romantic and passionate. This album is for fans of more mellow and melodic goth music with a lot of piano. Maybe his next release will be a little more modern with greater uses of electronic sequencing and diverse singing styles. But this is still a very quality release that fans of moodier goth music should really enjoy.