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Rob Balducci

Rob Balducci - Balance - 1995 - Circumstantial

"On his debut album, Rob Balducci, like many notable purveyors of guitar instrumental music before him, flirts with overindulgence. Luckily, however, Balducci knows when to say when, and, on Balance, showcases his musicality rather than merely his technicality. Balducci's got a crisp, clean attack, and thankfully, he's clearly more concerned with melody and construction than speed (although he can certainly handle all three), which makes the album work as an enjoyable entity, not just a collection of runs and fills. Hummable shred -- what a concept." - Guitar World Magazine

"Playing since he was 11, this New Yorker won Best New Guitarist honors in 1990 in NYC. His most recent release, Balance (on Circumstantial, distributed by Relativity), highlights Balducci's shreddability. The instrumental music, a combination of hard rock, metal, and blues (his influences range from Van Halen to Vai to Gary Moore), is currently on the college music charts. A fixture of the regional and New York City club scene, Balducci counts Joe Satriani as a mentor, and he has endorsements from Ibanez, DiMarzio, Eventide, and D'Addario." - Guitar Magazine

In 1995 “Balance” received unanimous praise from press and guitar enthusiasts alike heralding this promising new talent. After hearing Balance, Guitar World Magazine said “Hummable Shred! What a concept.” “Balance” is an exceptional album of hard rock, metal, and blues by a great guitarist, musician, composer, producer, and instructor. This guy can shred with the best of them and also play understated quiet melodic passages without compromising his remarkable talent. The album is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Buy Rob’s great “The Color Of Light” album and check out his “Violet Horizon” album on this blog with special guests Guthrie Govan and Dave Weiner. Support real music [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 104 Mb]


1 Seduction 4:09
2 The Evil 4:33
3 Waiting for the Son 5:05
4 Baby Brother 3:10
5 Ghost 4:40
6 Child 5:54
7 Max 5:10
8 The Sentinel 4:44
9 Remember the Time 5:46
10 Masquerade 2:52

Tracks 1,2,3,6,8,9,10 composed by Rob Balducci: Track 4 composed by Keith Ciaramello: Tracks 5,7 composed by Rob Balducci & Keith Ciaramello


Rob Balducci - Guitar
Danny Miranda - Bass
Jeff Bova - Keyboards, Organ
Keith Ciaramello - Drums
Café – Percussion


A native of New York, Rob Balducci has defined himself as a guitarist, musician, composer and one of the most sought after instructors in New York. Balducci’s music is drenched in layers of sonic colors, each representing a tangible emotion, desire, depth, feeling, thought and mood. Rob said "There's this cliche that instrumental guitar music has gotten to be too much of a vehicle for soloing and showing off technique. That's completely the opposite of what I'm trying to do. My music is really like vocal songs with the guitar as the vocals.” Guitar World said after hearing Balducci’s debut CD “ Hum-able Shred! What a concept.” “ Rob is an excellent guitarist… I’ve always had his CDs around and I am waiting for him to become the next big guitar player ” - Joe Satriani “ Rob is a great player and is as dedicated to his work as one can get and it shows in the construction of his audio emotions”- Steve Vai Having played guitar for the past 24 years, Rob spent years dedicated to mastering his instrument. These well-spent years of woodshedding, and perfecting his technique would pay off handsomely. In 1990, Balducci would go on to win a local contest sponsored by Guitar For The Practicing Musician proclaiming him as New York's best guitarist. Balducci also furthered his six-string education, earning a degree in music performance and theory from Five Towns College. Balducci's debut CD, 1995's BALANCE distributed through Sony Music reaped unanimous praise from press and guitar enthusiasts alike heralding this promising new talent. After his debut CD Balance, Rob worked on new material and starting shopping his music to record companies. The new CD was sent to Steve Vai in hopes of Steve wanting to release it on his new record label Favored Nations Entertainment. “Favored Nations was created with the intent of bringing music that's energetic and emotional, with performances by artists of the highest caliber. The artists signed to Favored Nations are a unique, dedicated breed that have attained the highest performance level on their chosen instruments – Steve Vai “ Vai signed Balducci to Favored Nations and released Mantra and The Color Of Light CDs worldwide. Balducci’s newest 2009 Favored Nations CD is titled Violet Horizon and features 15 new tracks of his best work to date with special guest appearances by Guthrie Govan and Dave Weiner. 2009 has been a busy year, not only has Balducci recorded Violet Horizon he also collaborated with Bassist Randy Coven and drummer John Macaluso on a new CD that will be coming out on BHP/NuGroove records. The CD features songs written by Randy, Rob and John and is produced by Emmy Award winning producer Brian Tarquin. Joining Rob on this CD is fellow guitar players Steve Vai, Leslie West and many more…. Rob is currently working on his debut instructional DVD which will be released through The Rock House Method company. His stellar guitar stylings can also be heard on "Rewired: A Tribute To Jeff Beck," "Crushing Days: A Tribute To Joe Satriani" and a salute to Carlos Santana. Rob Balducci has the pleasure of working with and endorsing Ibanez Guitars, Cornford Amps, Intellitouch tuners, D’Addario Strings, Dimarzio Pick-ups, George L’s cables, Morley pedals, Keeley Pedals, Xotic pedals, Dunlop, Maxon and performs clinics around the world in support of these companies. The musical community has also taken notice of this guitar giant, with scores of global publications loudly singing his praises (most notably Guitarist UK, Guitar World, Young Guitar, and Burn). What remains constant about Rob Balducci is his intoxicating cinematic scope of sounds, skin-tight arrangements and extraordinary six-string dexterity. Music is a highly personal experience for each and every listener, a uniquely exotic adventure conjuring up a kaleidoscope of different emotions and feelings. Like a master snake charmer, Balducci's music seduces, inspires, challenges, and ultimately takes you onto a new dimension of light and shade and into the " Violet Horizon ". © Facebook 2014 https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Rob-Balducci-Band/48340240834?id=48340240834&sk=info


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

Barron said...

I'm listening to Mantra right now. Very enjoyable. I would download this as well, but I don't see any way to do that without downloading an executable. That I will not do. How about a different link. Mega works well for you.


A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Barron. I don't understand where the exe file is coming from. The d/l is straightforward. The problem with Mega is that some European countries cannot download from Mega. Some of my friends in Portugal cannot use Mega, as it's blocked. That's the dilemma I face! Thanks, & TTU soon...Paul

Barron said...

I've got it now. There are 4 download buttons on the page. 3 of them include an executable downloader. Thanks!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Barron. That's GREAT news. The site is a bit confusing, but thanks for letting me know. ATB & TTU soon...Paul