Balmorhea - The Wind
Texas-based duo Balmorhea is back with new music! After an intense five years of touring, Balmorhea's two founders, Rob Lowe and Michael A. Mulle, have taken a break from touring to improvise and experiment together again. Their new album, The Wind, inspired by meditations on the natural world and its fragility, an old story about a saint who carried the wind into an airless French valley, and thoughts of climate activist Greta Thunberg, who crossed the Atlantic on the catamaran La Vagabonde, charts a journey through an evocative soundscape touched by echoes of prayer flags fluttering in a Himalayan breeze, an ancient harmonium, a pipe organ, a trio of double basses, wind chimes, and beguiling guitar and piano instruments. The Wind marks both a return to Balmorhea's original constellation as a duo and a new beginning as their first album released on Deutsche Grammophon.