We announce the upcoming release of Balmorhea’s new album The Wind. The album’s first pre-release track “Rose In Abstract” is released today and features both Balmorhea musicians Rob Lowe and Michael A. Muller on piano for the first time. To fill out the intro, the two used friend Nils Frahm’s pipe organ and later added breadth and color to the piece with the help of horn player Morris Kliphuis (Stargaze Collective), cellist Clarice Jensen and singer Lisa Morgenstern. “If there is a character in our story, this is where she might make a realization that things are changing,” says Lowe.
“The Wind” 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.
The album is released on 9 April 2021. Listen to the first pre-release track “The Myth” now!