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Fragile Balance – Candlelight Sessions – Album Review

Fragile Balance

Fragile Balance – Candlelight Sessions – Album Review by Killian Laher

Fragile Balance are two guitarists from Texas. Their third album, Candlelight Sessions was recorded live in a studio, and consists of nine very fine instrumental guitar pieces. Opening with the relaxed, wistful sounding Let Me Go, this album is definitely on the mellower side of guitar virtuosos such as Nick Drake or RM Hubbert. Tracks like After the Storm take their time, building gradually with a sort of rural, rustic feel. Moments of loveliness abound on this album, Llorando en Julio and When You Were Here are two really pretty sounding tracks. Yet the complexity of Fragile Balance (the track) and The Flow of Dreams allows the two guitarists to really showcase their skills. A version of Ludovico Einaudi’s I Giorni seems a fitting way to finish the album.

It’s available to order from their bandcamp page and for those who enjoyed Chequerboard’s The Unfolding album from last year, I urge you to check this out.

1. Let Me Go
2. After the Storm
3. Llorando en Julio
4. When You Were Here
5. Fragile Balance
6. All My Love
7. The Flow of Dreams
8. Losing You
9. I Giorni

Losing You:

 

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