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Seconds Before Landing: The Great Deception
Seconds Before Landing - The Great Deception Album Review

Seconds Before Landing: The Great Deception

Melodic/Progressive Rock
3.5/5.0

There's lots of talking, synthesizers, and guitars within The Great Deception. It's ambient progressive rock wrapped up in a conceptual tale about a future post-apocalyptic earth and a one man's attempt to cope with his circumstances. That's basically what the album is all about. Easy. Read on for more elaboration.

Seconds Before Landing is Pittsburgh composer and musician John Crispino. The Great Deception is his first full-length album. Besides composing all song, excepting one, Message in a Field, Crispino plays drums, percussion, synthesizers, and adds lead vocals. Although, as said earlier, there's not much actual singing here. When there is like sing-speak, or vice versa. The most prominent, actual, singing comes on My Time to Go with vocalist Kati O Toole. The vocals on Mikey Get Your Accordion could qualify too. But considering much of the 'vocal' side of the arrangements is basically something between narration and voice over, it's rather hard to remember if there is any singing at all. The music itself reminds of parts Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons, and Tangerine Dream in an ethereal and ambient wrapper. A final note worth mentioning is that Crispino get help from talented bass player Tim Bogert and Warr guitarist Trey Gunn. Listen to The Great Deception on the Band Camp embed below and decide for yourself if you like it. If you do, buy it. I'm sure Mr. Crispino would appreciate your support.


Seconds Before Landing - The Great Deception





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In Short

Composer and musician John Crispino offers his Seconds Before Landing project and first album The Great Deception, a record of ambient and melodic progressive rock, with lots of talking.

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