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A Delicate Balance

by Alchemy X

ALCHEMY X-Progressive metal that's less painful than a colonoscopy and twice as fun.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Progressive Metal
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1. Sister (Part 1 of Autumn Sonata Trilogy)
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2. Emotion: Time and Resonance (Part 2 of Autumn Sonata Trilogy)
4:01 $0.99
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3. Emotion: Killing Thoughts (Part 2 of Autumn Sonata Trilogy)
5:19 $0.99
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4. Sands of time (Part 3 of Autumn Sonata Trilogy)
8:10 $0.99
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5. Alchemy
5:40 $0.99
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6. Fatality Complex
7:25 $0.99
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7. Reqiuem by Moonlight
6:52 $0.99
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8. 7th Sign
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
ALCHEMY X\'s FIRST ALBUM \"A DELICATE BALANCE\"

personnel-
Chris Fox (guitar), Rob Schreiber (guitar), Steve Ratchen (bass, keyboards, vocals), Chris Scorsese (drums) Former members: Martin Morin (Rottweiler) vocals on \"A Delicate Balance\" album, Bob Mitchell (Vyndykator, Sleepy Hollow) vocals on \"11:59:59\"
Influences

Alchemy-X has many influences as does any other band...but ubdoubtedly...they sound like nothing else other then themselves. Alchemy-X will be the next Primus in the sense that they will be put into their own named genre of music...changing the music world...one note at a time... Also check out Steve Ratchen who has an endorsment with Conklin guitars. http://www.conklinguitars.com/artistprofiles/ratchendescript.html And Chris Scorsese with Vadar www.vadar.com

Album: A Delicate Balance
(co-produced by Alchemy X and Doug Oberkircher, recorded/mixed/mastered at Bear Tracks Studios, Havestraw, NY between November 1997-June 1998)
Released independently via Healy Disc records March 1999.

I think the title is fairly indicative of where we were as a band circa 1996-99. Our budget was quite limited in making the record, hence the nearly year and a half process in recording/mixing/mastering, and that incubation period seemed even longer when we didn’t release it until the Spring of 1999. We’d written the material way back in ‘96, so it was hardly new or fresh to us, still, I think we were as satisfied with the end result and product as we could be under the circumstances.

Getting back to the title, I came up with it after stepping back and seeing the bigger perspective of where all our lives were at the time, both professionally and personally. We had so many issues swirling around us, and the constant specter of finishing this record was both draining and daunting, to say the least. It almost felt to me like we were walking a proverbial tightrope between our professional and personal lives, and of course, each other. I think the material reflects a lot of that, in dealing with both personal loss as well as the anxiety of dealing with new relationships.

The cover concept was simply Marty, Rob and me sitting at my kitchen table one night and pasting together various images from diverse sources to make a collage. Obviously, the logo plays heavily into the disk itself, and I think Healy Disc did a great job bringing our vision to life in that regard.

One final trivia/annoyance not many people are aware of is the track ID. The song “Emotion” was never meant to be broken into two separate tracks, but rather to play continuously, as the nine minute or so song it was written as. The end result is a little confusing in that there are eight tracks but really only seven songs!

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