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Formed in 2006 by founders Rob Lowe and Michael Muller, Balmorhea play textural post-rock with a classical influence. Using the talents of Aisha Burns (violin), Nicole Kern (cello), and Travis Chapman (double bass), the Austin, TX, quintet utilizes plaintive strings as well as a host of other instruments played by Lowe and Muller to create a delicately layered and pastoral sound. In 2007 the band self-released its eponymous debut, Balmorhea, followed the next year by Rivers Arms, which was released… Show more

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Feb. 24, 2010 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Patrick Caldwell

For a largely instrumental band — with the odd wordless vocals here and there — Balmorhea are just a little bit scarily insightful at selecting song titles. Fourth album “Constellations” has a track list replete with either nautical imagery, references to the night sky or both — there’s the title track, “Bowsprit,” “Herons,” Night Squall,” “To the Order of the Night,” “On The Weight Of Night,” and “Steerage and the Lamp.”

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