Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Seconds Before Landing - Trio Volume 1 CD (album) cover


Seconds Before Landing

Crossover Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Bookmark and Share
PSIKE Team & Band Submissions
4 stars This is the first SBL output which completely knocks me out. Okay, solely three songs are provided on 'Trio Volume 1', you may point out, but this nevertheless means about 15 minutes of serious creativity and originality. A groundbreaking statement by composer John Crispino. Music-wise the songs are provided with hints of Bowie, The Airplane, Talk Talk, just for a proper orientation. Progressive rock arranged with psychedelic vibe, plus some sophisticated pop appeal, one can say. And when it comes to the lyrics something challenging in the same way.

Maybe I'm A Weirdo comes along with ... humour? Sarcasm? Accusation? To whom is this addressed? While wandering between self-doubt and self-confidence the main refrain is just that brilliant. A perfect starter, musically put into practice alongside with very nice female backing vocals by Vanessa Campagna. The melodramatic doom tinged 1-9-2 lyrically offers much room for interpretation too. Seems to revive some dark and horrible periods in human history.

You Won't Deny Me convinces with some vocal variation, and surprises due to a sudden end. Haunting guitar solos all over provided by Steve Schuffert and Eric Maldonado. The extensive keyboard range, including diverse electronics, is also something which should be emphasized. If you are keen on enchanting stuff produced with heart and mind don't miss this mid-tempo compositions mastered by Andy Jackson. Hopefully it will continue in this way on Volume 2 ... and Volume 3 ...

Report this review (#2048042)
Posted Friday, October 26, 2018 | Review Permalink

SECONDS BEFORE LANDING Trio Volume 1 ratings only

chronological order | showing rating only
  • 5 stars Windhawk (Olav Martin Bjørnsen) SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
  • 4 stars Pieromcdo (Pierre McDonald)
  • 4 stars StDavis (Stephen Davis)

Post a review of SECONDS BEFORE LANDING Trio Volume 1

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.