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"...Balmorhea drew inspiration for its third album, All Is Wild, All Is Silent (Western Vinyl) from William B. Dewees’ Letters From an Early Settler of Texas to a Friend, published in 1852..."
"...This excerpt is scrawled on the inside cover of Balmorhea's third LP, All Is Wild, All Is Silent (see "SXSW Records," March 20), setting the scene for the local sextet's take on colonial independence. Cinematic in breadth and temperament, the album charts an instrumental pilgrimage across the endless hills and valleys of Central Texas...."
"...Everywhere you go in the Balmorhea State Park you are reminded of the 20 million gallons of water a day pouring out of the springs. In the dry, low lands of the Chihuahua Desert west of Fort Stockton where cacti are the primary vegetation, San Solomon Springs turns the West Texas park into an oasis...."
"...BalmorheaStranger (Western Vinyl)..."
"...7) Balmorhea, Clear Language (Western Vinyl)..."
"...BalmorheaRivers Arms (Western Vinyl)..."
"...Aisha Burns adds violin and occasional vocals to local orchestral-folk sextet Balmorhea, and now offers her solo debut. Caught in the sea change indicated by its title, the album equivocates between demure vulnerability and a steadfast self-assuredness..."
"...BalmorheaLive at Sint-Elisabethkerk (Western Vinyl)..."
"...Balmorhea “Candor” Once a tour-only exclusive, Balmorhea's Live at Sint-Elisabethkerk, is getting a proper push next month from Austin's Western Vinyl. Let's hope it's not a limited run, for a far too many people missed local instrumentalists' excellent 7-inch “Candor” b/w “Clamor,” whose title track gets pretty cosmic in the hands of director Mike Anderson..."
"...While surfing late-night television in Portland, Ore., OTR heard Balmorhea's distinct chamber-pop miniatures scoring Volvo's new ad campaign. Multi-instrumentalist Michael Muller confirmed the finding, adding that the band has also landed a spot with Intel and is set to release a new live CD package, Live at Sint-Elisabethkerk, recorded in Gent, Belgium, in November 2010..."
"...BalmorheaConstellations (Western Vinyl)..."
"...9) BALMORHEA All Is Wild, All Is Silent (Western Vinyl) 10 Locals to Watch in 2010..."
"...BalmorheaBallet Austin, Feb. 16..."
"...In the dry landscape of West Texas finding an oasis can be extremely difficult and one of the most popular is closed to the public until further notice. The pool at Balmorhea State Park north of Fort Davis is off-limits pending repairs..."
"...Balmorhea hit the Parish Sunday for their first hometown gig in a year. The alt-classical sextet, whose song "Bowsprit" can be heard weekly on recently renewed TV drama Rectify, look to the future and past with a 7-inch featuring two new slight, pastoral compositions as well as a reissue of the group's debut LP, both arriving on local label Western Vinyl next month...."
"...Like most great talents, the Trishas combine a wide range of sounds – gospel, bluegrass, soul, and country – into something greater than their individual parts. – Jim Caligiuri Balmorhea..."
"...Balmorhea recently learned from its Netherlands-based collaborator Machinefabriek that its epic "Bowsprit" from this year's Constellations is being used as the theme song for the Dutch version of police procedural drama Cold Case. "We wouldn't have had a clue otherwise," relays multi-instrumentalist Michael Muller..."
"...DJ team Lean & Bounce provide the soundtrack to your shopping, while Kevin Williamson and Ranch 616 deliver tasty comestibles. Or if you're the patient type, you might prefer to wait a day for the Art Social, where you can rock out to Balmorhea and wolf down haute dogs by Frank..."