Copious creative influences run through Balmorhea’s Deutsche Grammophon debut album. ‘The Wind’ comprises a dozen tracks inspired by meditations on the natural world and its fragility, an ancient tale of a saint who carried the wind to an airless French valley, and thoughts of climate activist Greta Thunberg crossing the Atlantic on the catamaran La Vagabonde.
“Soaring high strings…plaintive piano…aching cello…swathed in up draughts of wordless voices” Mojo ★★★★
“Texan duo blow up a quiet instrumental storm” Uncut 7/10
“A lovely, thoughtful record; complex in its simplicity” Backseat Mafia 8.3/10
“A gorgeous collection of exquisitely composed, minimalist jewels” Louder Than War 4/5
“Life-renewing and reaffirming philosophies attaching themselves to ambient music” Fluid Radio
“Another great border-crossing release” Echoes & Dust
“Soothing, very nice” Radcliffe & Maconie, BBC 6 Music
“Beautiful, unexpected piano flourishes” Mary Anne Hobbs
Radio support from Amazing Radio, BBC 6 Music (Freak Zone, Gideon Coe, Mary Anne Hobbs, Radcliffe & Maconie), Soho Radio.