Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Balmorhea – Constellations (2010)
Genre : Classical, Piano, Acoustic, Ambient, Folk, Experimental
1. To The Order Of Night
3. Winter Circle
6. Steerage And The Lamp
7. Night Squall
8. On The Weight Of Night
Balmorhea, pronounced Bal-moor-ay, are Rob Lowe and Michael Muller from Austin, Texas. They list some of their influences as Ludovico Einaudi, Six Parts Seven, Claude Debussy, Ludwig van Beethoven, Rachel’s, Gillian Welch, Max Richter, Arvo Pärt and John Cage.
Their ’09 album “All is Wild, All is Silent” received rave reviews and “Constellations” won’t settle to just ride on its coattails; instead the group reinvigorates itself with meditations on cosmos and the metaphysical worlds beyond our mental grasp. Beautiful piano tinkling that tickles the ear drum and serenades you with a wild array of emotions.