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December 16, 2021

As You Hear The Wind

By: Laurie Gallardo

It is nothing short of stunning.

The Wind, the breathtaking new release by Balmorhea, marks a return to the band’s original line-up featuring founders Rob Lowe and Michael A. Muller, and debuts a collaboration with German classical music label Deutsche Grammophon, enlisting the talents of horn player Morris Kliphuis (Stargaze), cellist Clarice Jensen and singer Lisa Morgenstern. Inspired by the natural terrain near the River Llano just outside of Austin, the music reflects upon the earth’s beauty and its fragile state – as gorgeous as it is unsettling. Around the time the songwriting was finished, Lowe discovered an extraordinary 13th century compendium titled Otia imperialia, containing vivid descriptions of various miracles, one of which being the story of St. Caesarius capturing a sea breeze to bring to the land to make it fruitful again. “I felt it was a resonant metaphor for the music we created,” Lowe explains. “The wind stands here for renewal.”

Balmorhea’s album release performance is tomorrow night, Friday Dec. 17, at the Paramount Theater. Marisa Anderson and William Tyler open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.