Balmorhea (pronounced Bal-moor-ay) is a band from Austin, Texas that was formed in 2006 by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller. Balmorhea were influenced by Ludovico Einaudi, The Six Parts Seven, Claude Debussy, Ludwig van Beethoven, Rachel's, Gillian Welch, Max Richter, Arvo Pärt and John Cage.
The band self-released their first album, self-titled "Balmorhea", in April 2007, and their second album "Rivers Arms" in February 2008, and released a limited EP in the fall of 2008. The group recently released their 3rd full-length album, "All is Wild, All is Silent" on Western Vinyl Records. Balmorhea has toured the US three times and will soon begin their third European tour.
Constellations, the newest full-length from of Austin's Balmorhea, closely follows the release of the group's critically-acclaimed prior albums All is Wild, All is Silent (2009) and Rivers Arms (2008). Constellations further showcases core duo Rob Lowe and Michael Muller's songwriting and attention to detail, establishing Balmorhea as a major force in contemporary American independent music.
Balmorhea will embark on a tour in support of the group's forthcoming album, Constellations, a solemn meditation on the mystical and metaphysical, which Western Vinyl will release on February 23, 2010. Beginning with an album release show in Austin, Texas, Balmorhea's North American tour will find the band joining Danish group Efterklang throughout the United States and Canada before returning home for a string of shows at SXSW. April dates in Europe will be announced shortly. Recommended!
Balmorhea - Bowsprit
Balmorhea @ MySpace
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