September 10, 2021
“Coventry Carol” is released today. A single from the forthcoming WINTER TALES compilation from DG (November 5). Featuring Brian Eno, Mari Samuelsen, Joep Beving and a host of other artists.
Mixed for Dolby Atmos.
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May 13, 2021
Recorded & filmed at the iconic SOUND CITY STUDIOS. Engineered by Joseph Lorge. Playing songs from The Wind + “Remembrance.”
︎︎︎ Stream here
We’re so happy to share our new album THE WIND with you today. This music is the result of three years of writing and planning. There is much to be said about the music and world it inhabits. But for now, we hope you can deeply listen and experience it for yourself. We’d like to thank our collaborating musicians and technicians on this record, our team at our new record label, and of course all of you for listening and following along.
THE WIND is streaming now on all platforms.
2xLP / CD for all territories available now.
︎︎︎ Listen & Purchase here
We are thrilled to share “Time In The Hand” with you, a recomposition of Beethoven’s timeless Adagio Cantabile from the Sonata Pathétique No. 8, Op. 13.
BEETHOVEN RECOMPOSED is a series of commissions by DEEZER reimagining works from the preeminent composer on the occasion of his 250th birthday.
Growing up as a child Beethoven was the first image of a true musician. The unruly hair, the fits of temper, the passion, mania and loss of hearing. But mostly it’s his music. Devastating and delicate, encompassing the entire human experience. Taking his music into my hands was something I hesitated to attempt and ultimately what I wanted to do was to try and change as few notes as possible. I have been inspired anew by Beethoven’s music and am honored to participate in the continuation of his ideas in this project.
We are joined in this series by many incredible artists including Roger Eno, Sofiane Pamart, Chilly Gonzales & Carlos Cipa among many others.
︎︎︎ Listen here
Balmorhea will be premiering some new and exclusive music as part of the Deutsche Grammophon World Piano Day event. We’re honored to join a stellar cast of artists to revive pianos across the globe that have remained unplayed for the past year.
World Piano Day 2021 will be streaming via the DG YouTube for 72 hours.
Starting Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 3pm CET / 9am EST.
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“La Vagabonde” Premiere - BBC Radio 6 Music
Mary Anne Hobbs premiered “La Vagabonde” today (March 15, 2021) on her BBC Radio 6 Music show. Preview the track and its inspiration via link below.
︎︎︎ Preview here
To accompany our release of “The Myth” we are pleased to announce a custom incense collaboration with SIELA. Featuring fragrances of Mediterranean Cypress, Cathedral Frankincense, Ambergris & Musk. Each package contains a tin with 12 charcoal incense cones, a ceramic burning tile & custom Balmorhea matchbox.
Limited to 40, ships in mid-March.
︎︎︎ Purchase here
The second single called “THE MYTH” from our forthcoming album THE WIND is streaming now on all platforms. This track pairs an acoustic guitar duet with a deep, haunting harmonium and features vocalist Lisa Morgenstern. Recorded in Saal 3 at Berlin’s Funkhaus and co-produced by Jonathan Low. Film by Andrew Gallo.
︎︎︎ Stream/Download “The Myth” now
︎︎︎ Watch “The Myth” video here
Víkingur Ólafsson Rework
We are proud to announce our first-ever rework as Balmorhea
We have reinterpreted “La Cupis” from Víkingur Ólafsson’s new works from Debussy/Rameau.
The piece was reimagined with manipulated source material and newly-composed acoustic guitars and piano. LP & CD release in March, 2021 via Deutsche Grammophon.
︎︎︎ Pre-order and stream on all platforms here
We are thrilled to announce our new album, THE WIND — our debut release with Deutsche Grammophon. Official worldwide release April 9, 2021 on LPx2, CD & Digital.
Thank you for listening.
︎︎︎ Pre-order here
︎︎︎ Stream “The Myth” & “Rose In Abstract” here
Balmorhea & Deutsche Grammophon
It is our distinct pleasure to announce our partnership with DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON. As the oldest record label in the world, DG is home to both countless masterworks and modern legends alike. We couldn’t be more excited to continue creating music with them as our partner.
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October 12, 2020
The choice Americans face in 2020 has never been more clear and will affect the world we live in for generations. From climate action to access to healthcare to the Movement for Black Lives, we believe that electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is an imperative first step towards bringing about a more just and equitable society. We cannot afford 4 more years of inaction and hateful division. Early voting begins TOMORROW (October 13) in Texas and soon across the country. Please visit the link below for more information on where, when and how to vote.
March 28, 2020
Of Hopeful Green Woven
This previously unreleased track is our gift to you for Piano Day 2020. It was originally recorded during the 'Constellations' sessions in late 2009.
We are making this track available but we also are encouraging you to make a contribution to a local charity dedicated to delivering relief to hospitals and medical workers if you have the means to do so. It is critical for us to show our support to those taking care of our most vulnerable during this time.
100% of funds from purchase of this track will be donated directly by us to COVID-19 relief organizations in Austin, Texas.
Thank you for your listening and for your help. We love you all and wish you wellness and peace.
︎︎︎ Stream/DL via Bandcamp
Clash Magazine Feature
Clash goes in-depth with our recent time at Saal 3 in Berlin.
Words by Derek Robertson and images by Francesco Lusa.
︎︎︎ Read it here
October 27, 2019
Candor (Alt. Music Video)
We found this previously unreleased video in our archives. It was collaged from various copyright-free archival home videos. 'Candor' appears on the a-side of the 'Candor/Clamor' 7" release from 2010 via Western Vinyl.
︎︎︎ View via Youtube
Balmorhea’s Michael A. Muller has announced his debut solo album, Lower River. The first single, backed with a rework by Bing & Ruth’s David Moore along with a haunting film by Andrew Gallo are all streaming now.
︎︎︎ Pre-Order Vinyl
︎︎︎ Pre-order Digital
︎︎︎ Spotify / YouTube
New Spotify artist playlist is up and streaming now.
The full run-down of all our acoustic guitar-based tracks.
︎︎︎ Stream via Spotify
March 10, 2019
All is Wild, All is Silent was released 10 years ago today (March 10, 2009).
Read a feature & interview by Arctic Drones on the decade in between.
︎︎︎ Read the original Pitchfork review of the album.