For over ten years, Rob Lowe and Michael Muller of Austin instrumental act Balmorhea have crafted a gorgeous marriage of post-rock and cinematic romanticism, a meandering stream of string instruments that seems to take you back in time. Now the band has a new album, Clear Language, out September 22 on Austin label Western Vinyl.
Having already shared the album’s title track, this week Balmorhea gives us their first new video, part one of a trilogy by director Claire Cottrell. Soundtracked by the song “Sky Could Undress,” Cottrell’s shots capture idyllic beauty from the city and countryside. Both the song and video are noteworthy for their simplicity, a reminder that art is found in everyday minutia and ephemeral moments.