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Breathe

Breathe by Carl Borden

Breathe, Carl Borden's sophomore release on the Real Music label, begins with “I Lift My Hands.” This four and a half minute introductory song blends together bold synth lines that set the stage for the approaches and environment to follow, and will keep listeners on the edge of their seats. Borden's ability to create such a coherent introductory statement is unparalleled.
 
Track 3, “Morning Journey - Part One,” includes the sound of rain with a rising arrangement that heralds the raw potential of this titular time of the day. Track 5, “Calming Grace,” then builds off of the sounds of the earlier songs; the gentle sound of waves adds complexity to the strong, extended synth lines Borden places within. The cohesion of Breathe is best shown in “Closure.” This composition is important as it dovetails together quicker and slower moments. “Morning Journey - Part Two” should be enjoyed in a number of ways. I would recommend that listeners play Breathe in its entirety to understand how the song works within the overall tapestry woven throughout the album. After this introductory play-through, choose both sections of “Morning Journey” to see how they are similar (and the few ways in which they differ). The synths feel hopeful; if the first “Morning Journey” expresses what all the morning may bring, then the second supremely confident statement pushes listeners towards achieving everything that can be done during a productive morning.
 
“Rainy Afternoon” is the final track on Carl Borden's nine-track Breathe, and it accomplishes two things. First off, Borden is able to wind up any loose ends and put the finishing touches on the album. Secondly, the emotive synths and natural environments portend the ways in which Borden may add to his discography on future releases.

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