We celebrate the release of Balmorhea’s new album The Wind, this project comprises a dozen tracks inspired variously by meditations on the natural world and its fragility, an ancient tale about a saint who carried the wind to an airless French valley and thoughts of climate activist Greta Thunberg crossing the Atlantic.
Balmorhea, pronounced “Bal-more-ray” and named for a small town in western Texas, began life in 2006 when Rob Lowe and Michael A. Muller met and made music at a summer camp in the remote Texas Hill Country. The group gradually evolved into a larger ensemble and toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Following an intense five-year period on the road, Balmorhea’s two founders took advantage of a break from touring to improvise and experiment together once more.
The album is released today, 9 April 2021.