Landmarq - Infinity Parade

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Cyclops
Catalog Number: CYCL 117
Format: CD
Total Time: 59:54:00

Originally released in '93, Infinity Parade starts with a track named after the band's first release Solitary Witness. Another true classic in the true meaning of the word, the song "Solitary Witness" starts with the sound of Scottish pipers, which fits in nicely with the strong melody as written and conceived by Steve Gee, Pendragon bass player Peter Gee's brother. Again produced by Arena's Clive Nolan and Threshold's Karl Groom and recorded at Thin Ice Studios, next to Solitary Witness the album Infinity Parade also contains such classics like "Gaia's Waltz" and "Ta'jiang" which can still be found in the band's repertoire today. "Gaia's Waltz" is ideal for the vocal talents of both Wilson and Hitchings, as it gets close to the feel of a musical. Just like "Terracota Army," "Ta'jiang' was also written and conceived by keyboard player Steve Leigh, illustrating his fondness for The Orient. With its 16:32 playing time, "Ta'jiang" remains to this day the longest track Landmarq has ever recorded. To my ears, the album also contains one of the weirdest tracks the band has ever recorded in the form of the rhythmic "The More You Seek, The More You Lose," which sounds like a Queen outtake with an added horn section.

The bonus track here concerns "Borrowed Mind," which puts a lot of flanger on Uwe's guitar, but nevertheless remains a rather "tame" composition not in the least because of the rather predictable keyboard section. Infinity Parade is an album that doesn't hold the same impact like Solitary Witness did one year earlier.

Solitary Witness (6:52) / Gaia's Waltz (6:07) / Landslide (3:57) / Ta'jiang (16:32) / Tailspin (Let Go The Line) (8:39) / The More You Seek, The More You Lose (5:43) / Embrace (6:32) / Bonus Track: Borrowed Mind (5:27)

Uwe D'Röse - electric and acoustic guitars
Steve Gee - fretless and fretted basses
Steve Leigh - piano and synthesizers
Dave Wagstaffe - drums and percussion
Damian Wilson - lead and backing vocals

Solitary Witness (1992/2002)
Infinity Parade (1993/2002)
The Vision Pit (1995)
Science Of Coincidence (1998)
Thunderstruck (1999)
Aftershock (2002)
Turbulence - Live In Poland (2009)
Entertaining Angels (2012)
Origins - A Landmarq Anthology (2014)
RoadSkill - Live In The Netherlands (CD/DVD) (2015)

Turbulence - Live In Poland (DVD) (2006)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: October 13th 2002
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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