It’s intriguing, bold even, for an instrumental band to reference language in an album title. It suggests that the clearest communication might be independent of words and instead rooted in the emotions and expressions of others. Once we resort to words, perhaps we’ve already diluted the very ideas we sought to express. In this way Balmorhea’s new album is like a conversation with oneself, an internal monologue, ripe for reflection and meditation.
By Darcie Duttweiler and Bryan C. ParkerWhew. The first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival is now in the books! While the weather was maybe a wee bit warm and security was definitely a lot slower, the three-day music festival is always a blast, considering it’s the perfect time to discover new music or check out established bands all in one venue. While we’re heading back to Zilker Park for round two in a matter of days, here’s what stood out to us during weekend 1.
The album title paired with the cover’s prickly pear cactus and background static tells you everything you need to know about the second LP from the Midnight Stroll, the side project of Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory. Noisy dance beats and guitars combined with sampled snippets of recordings fuel windswept soundscapes built on fundamental pop rock.
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Selecting a term
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