Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Burning Candle - Burning Candle (1981)

The one and only album from this German band.

Burning Candle was a trio with a lineup of guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion and English vocals.

This band was a short-lived band who released an LP on a small record label and then disappeared again. The LP is a collector's item due to the very few copies being manufactured. The LP is also a collector's item because of the music too. It is out on Youtube too for those who want to listen to this album.

It is obvious that both ELP and Eloy has been big influences on this band. Indeed, Burning Candle and this album is a fusion of those two bands....... music and sound wise.

The album has a great krautrock feel too. The keyboards are really cool and a mix of Eloy and ELP. A perfect mix.

There is a lot of very good keyboards runs here. The bass and the guitars are also contributing a great deal. Even the vocals is good here. A bit German in it's accent. Great accent.

The album is thirty-five minutes long divided on five tracks. The five tracks all have some very good themes and flows effortless into each other. It is indeed a very well balanced album and one of those great finds among the more obscure albums out there. Check this one out !

3.5 points

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