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* * * * * Balmorhea * * * * *

Balmorhea (pronounced Bal-more-ay) is a six-piece instrumental group from Austin, TX. Founded by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller in 2006, the band has produced five full-length albums, including the forthcoming Stranger, which will be released in the United States in October 2012. Balmorhea include the following line-up:

Michael Muller — guitar, banjo, piano
Aisha Burns — violin
Dylan Rieck — cello
Travis Chapman — double bass
Kendall Clark — drums
Rob Lowe — guitar, piano, melodica, banjo

Inceptually influenced by the band’s namesake, a tiny West Texas town of 500 people, Balmorhea’s early work reflected motifs of the American Southwest: the folklore of Texas settlers, the emotive proclamations of the mountainous setting, and intimate studies on solitude, nature, and night. Slowly adding more members to the band over the years, including a string section and full percussion, Balmorhea’s rich and layered music continues to be simultaneously concise and complex, uniting a collection of ideas, textures, and sounds into one genre-defying landscape.

Balmorhea, called “an exemplary experiment in restraint” by The New Yorker, has toured the US and Europe five times each, including shows with Fleet Foxes, Mono, Tortoise, Bear in Heaven, Sharon Van Etten, Damien Jurado, Here We Go Magic, Deer Tick and many others. Additionally the band has performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival, SXSW, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and the Hopscotch Festival. Their music has been featured and reviewed by Pitchfork, MOJO, NME, Time Out New York, Drowned in Sound, NPR, and many more.

Discography:

Balmorhea (2007)
Rivers Arms (2008)
Tour EP (2008)
All Is Wild, All Is Silent (2009)
Constellations (2010)
Candor / Clamor (2010 7″ Vinyl) (2010)
Live at Sint-Elisabethkerk (2011)
Rivers Arms (2xLP) (2012)
Stranger (2012)

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Balmorhea’s music has always been guided by the experience of living in Texas, but with Stranger the band moves beyond contemplative reverence for the land and the history of their home state. The most forward-leaning of their catalog, Stranger presents worlds of tenderness, aggression, estrangement, and freedom using an expanded sonic palette including guitar loops, vibraphone, synthesizers, ukulele, and steel pan drums. In addition to these new sounds, electric guitars and percussion take the stage once occupied by piano and acoustic guitars.

NOTE that there is no download on this post as it’s purely information-wise. Full stream is available through Youtube but you might want to use Google on this one. It’ [ Balmorhea ] I guess we all know what to expect.

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Artist – Balmorhea
Album – Stranger
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Piano, Soundscape

Tracklist

01 Days
02 Masollan
03 Fake Fealty
04 Dived
05 Jubi
06 Artifact
07 Shore
08 Pyrakantha
09 Islet
10 Pilgrim
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Balmorhea – Stranger
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Artist – Balmorhea
Album – Constellations
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Piano, Soundscape

Tracklist

1 To the Order of Night
2 Bowsprit
3 Winter Circle
4 Herons
5 Constellations
6 Steerage and the Lamp
7 Night Squall
8 On the Weight of Night
9 Palestrina
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Balmorhea – Constellations
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All is Wild, All is Silent Remixes

Artist – Balmorhea
Album – All Is Wild,All Is Silent Remixes (Western Vinyl Remixes)
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Piano, Soundscape

Tracklist

01 Settler (Eluvium Remix)
02 Harm & Boon (Rafael Anton Irisarri Remix)
03 Harm & Boon (Tiny Vipers Remix)
04 Elegy (Bexar Bexar Remix)
05 Remembrance (Machinefabriek Remix)
06 Coahuila (The Fun Years Remix)
07 Coahuila (Library Tapes Remix)
08 Night in the Draw (Jacaszek Remix)
09 Truth (Helios Remix)
10 November 1, 1832 (Peter Broderick Remix)
11 November 1, 1832 (Xela Remix)
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Balmorhea – All Is Wild, All Is Silent Remixes (Western Vinyl Remixes)
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Artist – Balmorhea
Album – All Is Wild, All Is Silent
Release Date – 2009
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Piano

Tracklist

1 Settler
2 March 4, 1831
3 Harm and Boon
4 Elegy
5 Remembrance
6 Coahuila
7 Night in the Draw
8 Truth
9 November 1, 1832
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Artist – Balmorhea
Album – Tour Ep
Release Date – 2008
Genre – Instrumental, Ambient, Post-rock, Piano

Tracklist

1 Limmat 4:32
2 San Solomon 3:25
3 En Route 4:08
4 We Will Rebuild With Smooth Stones 4:22
5 Theme 7:11
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Balmorhea – Tour Ep
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Artist – Balmorhea
Album – Rivers Arms
Year – 2008
Genre – Instrumental Ambient Post-rock Piano

Tracklist

01 San Solomon
02 Lament
03 The Summer
04 The Winter
05 Greyish Tapering Ash
06 Baleen Morning
07 Barefoot Pilgrims
08 Context
09 Process
10 Divisadero
11 Limmat
12 Theme No.1
13 Windansea
14 San Solomon (Reprise)
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Balmorhea – Rivers Arms
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Artist – Balmorhea
Album – Balmorhea
Year – 2007
Genre – Instrumental Ambient Post-rock Piano

Tracklist

1 Attesa 3:14
2 Baleen Morning 3:27
3 Dream of Thaw 5:03
4 In the Rowans 4:14
5 A Circumnavigation 4:15
6 En Route 5:27
7 If You Only Knew the Rain 5:04
8 And I Can Hear the Soft Rustling of My Blood (As If Snow Were Sliding Down the Mountains) 5:32
9 We Will Rebuild With Smooth Stones 5:12
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Balmorhea – Balmorhea
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Recommendations: Yann Tiersen ~ Goldmud ~ Arvo Part ~ LibraryTapes ~ Andrei Machado
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