... Lanvall signed a deal with the German label WMMS Music is Intelligence. Shortly after the first CD Melolydian Garden was released. An album of symphonic guitar instrumental music, which could achieve outstanding response by the international press. Lanvall (guitar / keyboard) was supported by Ulbi Ulbricht (bass) and Thomas Schaufler (drums).
Commentaries of the press:
"... completely in the tradition of the first albums of the ingenious Vinnie Moore or Tony MacAlpine ... a marvelous work" (Heavy oder was?)
"... some really beautiful compositions ... eventful and very interesting" (Rock Hard)
"... dreamlike flowing, guitar-based instrumental music" (Empire)
"... emotional piano melodies and well thought out guitar-runs complement one another and result in an album of high class" (Freak)
"... the ideal music for dreaming and relaxing ..." (Carpe Diem)
"... intensive rock music which gets under your skin ..." (Spellbound)
... Lanvall met the international successful, Austrian musician Gandalf and played with him on a tour through Austria and the Netherlands.
... the second CD Auramony was released, a concept album about the colors of the human aura. Among the rhythm section named above, Lanvall invited Gandalf (sitar / guitar), Peter Aschenbrenner (flute) and a big choir to play some guest parts on the album. A big progress and extension of influences resulted in the following commentaries of the press:
"... wonderful harmonies, fascinating melodies, pearly interludes, prickling emotions are spreading in its whole beauty, skidding the listener in a state of higher perceptive faculty ... an unbelievable dream" (Rock Hard)
"... lyrical rock poetry, melodies full of ideas and compositions that leave nothing to be desired ... a multi talent" (X-Act)
"... unbelievable masterpiece..." (Metamusica Brazil)
"... a must for every dreamy romanticist..." (Spellbound)
In the same year Lanvall played again a tour with Gandalf in Austria and the Netherlands.
... the third album The Pyromantic Symphony was released and was again a big progress.
"... inexhaustible richness of ideas in harmony, melody and dynamics ... Castles In The Air is an indescribable hymn beyond space and time ..." (Rock Hard)
"... a musical treat of exquisite quality ... one of the best instrumental acts" (Heavy oder was?)
"... I don't know any other musician, who combines classical influences with electric guitar so well ..." (Spellbound)
... Si Wan Records re-released Auramony in South Korea with a new booklet.
... Melolydian Garden and The Pyromantic Symphony were released in South Korea by Si Wan Records. Lanvall put his solo-project on ice, according to the works on Edenbridge. Nevertheless new songs were written, combining Lanvall's typical guitar playing with complete arrangements for orchestra.
On March 16, 2001 Lanvall played on the 20th anniversary concert of Gandalf in the Viennese etablissement Ronacher, where ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett took part too.
Lanvall's first solo album
"Melolydian Garden" (originally released 1994)
will be re-released on September, 26th
by Massacre Records.
The album comes in a remastered version with new cover, new booklet and
extensive liner notes by Lanvall