Seconds Before Landing (USA): Sub genre thoughts?
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Location: UK (West Mids.)
Posted: March 25 2013 at 14:13
This artist was originally suggested by horza in the Artists/Bands under evaluation forum: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=92487, and is definitely a band for addition to the site asap.
But where exactly...??
This is from their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seconds-Before-Landing/188237661255930
Seconds Before Landing, the ambient rock collective formed by composer and musician John Crispino, has released its first full-length album. The 14-track concept album, entitled 'The Great Deception', features original music from Crispino, as well as a number of guest talents from notable musical followings.
The Great Deception follows the conceptual idea of a dystopian world, set not far into the future. Drawing on elements from science fiction, the album paints a story of a post-apocalyptic planet that has been torn and shaped by war, corruption and malevolence. Within this ravished world, a single man comes to terms with his surroundings, experiencing new emotions over the course of the album. With each passing song on this 14-track album comes a new message, delivered metaphorically through the struggles of this surviving man.
“There are a number of themes within this album that are very powerful and I’ve put them together in this story about what the world would be like if everything simply went awry,” said John Crispino, Composer and Lead Musician of Seconds Before Landing. “I believe that the science fiction aspect, along with the stellar musical style that we’ve put together, really sets a tone and a feel for what people will get out of this album.”
Along with Crispino, The Great Deception features a wide cast of musical and vocal talents, who lend their sounds to the album in unique ways. Among the guest musicians are Trey Gunn, Warr Guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson and Tim Bogert, former Bassist for notable 1960’s and 70’s rock groups Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, and Beck, Bogert & Appice. Together with Crispino, these world-class musicians have crafted an ambient sound that lends itself to the identity of Seconds Before Landing.
Seconds Before Landing is a project by Crispino and showcases his entirely original work. The group’s first album, The Great Deception, was mastered by two-time Grammy Nominee Andy Jackson, engineer of legendary group Pink Floyd.
“I had the opportunity to work with some musical legends, as well as a number of rising talents during the production of this album,” said Crispino. “I’m proud of what we’ve all accomplished. This album is the culmination of hard work and I’m proud to finally call it completed.”
The Great Deception is available for purchase via digital download in the Seconds Before Landing online store, located at www.secondsbeforelanding.bandcamp.com. Individual tracks are available for download in a variety of digital formats, each for $1.
To learn more about the band, the musicians or to experience the full concept behind The Great Deception, please visit www.secondsbeforelanding.com from where this is taken:
The "S.B.L." Story
Seconds Before Landing, or “ S.B.L. “, is a gathering of some of the finest musicians on the planet.
Whether it be a guitarist from the artistic city of Perugia Italy, or a bassist extraordinaire from Tel Aviv, “Seconds Before Landing” has been assembled, and has created some of the most interesting music to be heard in some time.
Each with years of playing and recording experience, the musicians of “S.B.L.” bring a wide variety of musical, and tonal influences to this first project.
Imagine if you will, a group of songs so lush in textures, that when you listen, one moment you may think “Pink Floyd”, and the next you may think “Jeff Beck”.
Combined with those multi-layered sounds, is an unmistakable “groove” that occasionally shows up, that is nothing less than infectious.
There is a texture in this music, a tone and a depth, that has not been heard in some time.
Is it Rock ? Yes.
Is it Progressive ? Of Course.
But it also has influences of jazz, funk, and at times, even a bit of metal and blues. So you see, it is a bit hard to pigeon hole it into just one category.
“Seconds Before Landing” has created a body of work, that almost requires you to listen to it while wearing a great set of headphones, in your favorite chair, and with your eyes closed.
The messages are strong and clear and the lyrics are both thought provoking, and frightening.
The musicianship is beyond most heard today.
“Seconds Before Landing” can be described without hyperbole, by simply saying that it is a “complete listening experience”
This global entity is just finishing up their first combined effort for you to experience.
Please....Be Aware.....Be Patient.....And Be Ready For The First Release From “Seconds Before Landing”.
Here are all the tracks from the album apart from the 40 second spoken (to music) closing piece:
And two official videos of tracks 8 & 9:
Bit of everything in this - psyche, ambient, a touch of heavy prog, alternative rock, metal...you name it!
I understand that the suggestion has been initially tossed to the Psych Team, so let's see where we go with it there first...
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