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Sean Filkins


Crossover Prog

4.08 | 409 ratings

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5 stars 1. Are You Sitting Comfortably? intro with a little French 'the 70'... in the text, cinematic tape before its time, solemn military air, coffee being prepared, on a 39-45 like the magnificent album by Lee SAUNDERS 2. The English Eccentric attacks on neo prog with a crossover flavor, a zest of pop with prog rock; here GENESIS 2nd and 3rd generation in a softer way with a guitar solo from Gary from JADIS for a walk in a worn-out countryside 3. Prisoner Of Conscience, Part 1: The Soldier and the sounds of footsteps, the countryside, we stayed in this universe ultimately, the storm ah maybe bombings; flute, and oriental orchestration bringing a sound of the symphonic Genesisian 70s; a sound that BIG BIG TRAIN will take up for its cause; leering vocals on YES and a calibrated orchestral start, well delivered, with the solo of Darren who also played in LORIEN; PINK FLOYD style break atmosphere, machine guns in the distance, prog in all its splendor; rhythmic, energetic, whirling, a bit bursting; end of the furious break and return to the sympho-orchestra-romantic-progressive sound with an Andalusian solo la Steve HOWE; another solo on a heavy GILMOUR giving grandiloquence to the breathtaking and invasive finale due to its length

4. Prisoner Of Conscience, Part 2: The Ordinary Man more based on keyboards and other synths to give a melodic line with classical instruments, piano and violins; the tune wants to be cutesy, candy cane, swirling on a consensual sound with synth and Yessian vocals again before leaving with a gripping solo, the most of this album where the guest guitarists give it their all; the ending is intended to be more direct, bringing nothing more 5. Epitaph For A Mariner and the organ for the solemn epitaph, an extraordinary rise of more than 5 minutes which sends you far, which disconnects from reality and which shows that the prog of the 70s died from dead, even resurrected during the 80s and more with MARILLION, ARENA and RIVERSIDE...this program could evolve without difficulty during the 2010 decade with Sean and his progressive ideas; in short, a voice-over on the left, Gerald's drums going into an epileptic phase to type even faster and 9 minutes have passed. Happiness to listen again and write a review on this innovative album; the song starts with a verse... already-finally and the sound is eyeing the famous IQ; a solo from John just on the cusp of excellence, he lets loose, the guitar on the verge of a siren; it starts again, finally it swells for a powerful melodic finale up to the solemn piano arpeggio too, the loop is done, but these first 9 minutes remain engraved in my musical memory. 6. Learn How To Learn for the Anglican nursery rhyme piece, on a late 60's GENESIS, pastoral title even with this typical orchestration; the sound holds with a devastating solo from Darren, his faithful lieutenant, accompanied by percussion and oriental airs; this subtle mixture will hold while decreasing slowly but surely, allowing you to recover from this slap, from this OMNI. A masterpiece!

alainPP | 5/5 |


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