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Artist: Lance Reegan-Diehl And The Innocent Bystanders
Title: Internal Construction
Genre: Rock-Blues
Label: LRD Music Studio
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Lance Reegan-Diehl, otherwise known as LRD for short, is a musician living and working in
Korea creating great music on a consistent basis. His most recent release Internal
is a tremendous recording.

LRD plays a mean guitar and sings with emotionally drenched vocals. You can feel every
word and the music that drives it all along rocks consistently throughout this recording.
It is important to note the title of the CD. Think about it, this man is speaking about
working on your inner self, the building blocks of spirituality. It became apparent to me
that he is divinely inspired; it is in his playing and lyrics. Nobody plays guitar and
sings like this without remarkable force of will and positive energy behind it all. Lance
has some amazing backing musicians as well, featuring the rhythm section of David
Dauberman (bass) and Tony Le Rhodes (drums and percussion).

This is all good so it is difficult to pick favorites. The opening track "Glory" is
excellent; a driving instrumental number like Vai, Satriani, or Johnson would play. What a
great way to start the proceedings. "Love To Burn" is a fantastic blues rocker with Megan
Kim providing the necessary vocals to make the circle of emotions complete. She has a
great set of pipes built for this kind of song. Lance really rips off some stinging guitar
lines on the track-he is on fire! On "Cuz We Ended As Lovers" he does a pretty good job
but it does not come close to Jeff Beck's performance on his legendary jazz-rock-fusion
album Blow By Blow. Honestly though, how many guitarists can touch Beck? He gets an 'A'
for effort. It takes a lot guts to tackle a number that difficult to play. That actually
is the only track on the entire CD that I heard any sign of faltering but then again I am
comparing it to the original version and there really is no comparison to make.

LRD has his place in this world of music surely, and he stakes his claim with authority,
sounding original with some exciting great sounds. I like his playing and the lyrics he
puts to all the music. Everything has a meaning, there is no room for nonsensical tracks,
and all of it is quality musicianship. For an indie release it is top notch, it does not
get any better. This artist has nowhere to go but up from this point. As more people
discover the music of Lance Reegan-Diehl, the awareness of his powerful musical presence
will become common knowledge amongst real music fans.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

May 25, 2006

01. Glory (5:51)
02. She Said (6:25)
03. Right Back (4:13)
04. Moment In Motion (6:44)
05. Living Dream (6:03)
06. New Sworn Enemy (5:16)
07. Gutter (4:35)
08. Love To Burn (3:34)
09. Big Wobbly Elephant (6:10)
10. Cuz We Ended as Lovers (5:06)
11. Lonely (5:33)
12. Little Girl (4:16)


Lance Reegan-Diehl: Vocals, guitar, synths, bass
David Dauberman: bass
Tony LeRhodes: drums and percussion
Megan Kim: Vocals

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