December 1, 2022
Live In Marfa
Presenting ‘The Wind — Live in Marfa’
From filmmaker Jared Hogan, Balmorhea perform their album ‘The Wind’ live from start to finish over the course of a single day in Donald Judd’s Arena at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas.
Streaming exclusively on the DG YouTube channel for 72 hours starting 6pm PST December 1st, 2022.
︎︎︎Stream Full Film
︎︎︎View Official Trailer
︎︎︎Stream ‘Live in Marfa’ album
September 30, 2022
Stranger is 10!
Our 5th studio album, STRANGER, was released 10 years ago this October. Recorded between sessions at Soma EMS in Chicago, Estuary & Church House Studios in Austin.
Stranger was released worldwide in October 2012 on 2xLP, CD & digital by @westernvinyl. Recorded by Andrew Hernandez, John Michael Landon & David Boyle. Mixed by Andrew Hernandez and mastered by Jeff Lipton. Featuring photography by Trine Søndergaard and art direction by Mario Hugo.
“…one of the most brilliant bits of the band's career.” — Grayson Haver Currin, Pitchfork
︎︎︎View 10-Yr Film
September 30, 2022
We are honored to contribute a new track to the final installment of ‘For The Birds’ — Randall Poster’s project chiefly benefiting the Audubon Society.
The 200+ tracks including Laurie Anderson, Alice Coltrane, Beck, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Phillip Glass, Daniel Lanois, Mark Mothersbaugh, Jeff Tweedy, Yo-Yo Ma, et al.
“Passerine” was recorded & mixed by Joseph Lorge at Sound City in Van Nuys, CA.
September 23, 2022
The Wind (Deluxe)
7 October 2022 via Deutsche Grammophon
Featuring 4 previously unreleased tracks. Remixes by Portico Quartet, Joseph Shabason & C.B. (with Scoring Berlin). Atmos Mix by Nick Rives at Capitol Studios.
Recorded at Nils Frahm’s Saal 3 studio at Funkhaus Berlin. Mixed at Aaron Dessner’s Long Pond studio in Upstate NY. Produced, mixed & mastered by 3x Grammy-winning engineer Jonathan Low.
“Soaring high strings...plaintive piano...aching cello...swathed in updraughts of wordless voices” ★★★★ — Mojo
April 9, 2022
Piano Day has created a compilation with 32 exclusive piano pieces from various corners of the world. We’re happy to have a track among such talented artists featuring Nils Frahm, Chilly Gonzales, Olafur Arnalds, et al.
︎︎︎ 2xLP US / Rest of World
March 18, 2022
Solanales — World Sleep Day
Released today on World Sleep Day. This EP is dedicated to the memory of composer Harold Budd.
December 17, 2021
Time In The Hand
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. Just in time to celebrate the grand composer's 250th birthday.
︎︎︎ Streaming now on all platforms.
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 share this version with you.
— Rob, Balmorhea
October 4, 2021
Paramount Theatre, Austin
DECEMBER 17, 2021
Austin, Texas, USA
with special guests Marisa Anderson & William Tyler
Tickets on sale Friday, October 8 at 10am CST
*Newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive pre-sale code to get a limited number of
pre-sale tickets a day early.
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.
︎︎︎Stream “Coventry Carol”
︎︎︎More on Winter Tales
May 13, 2021
Recorded & filmed at the iconic SOUND CITY STUDIOS. Engineered by Joseph Lorge. Playing songs from The Wind + “Remembrance.”
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
“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 (Sold Out)
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.
︎︎︎ Stream “The Myth” & “Rose In Abstract”
Balmorhea & DG
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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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.