Austin-Based Balmorhea Delivers Minimalist Post-Rock to Paper Tiger

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CLAIRE COTTRELL
  • Claire Cottrell
Austin’s Balmorhea, a minimalist, instrumental post-rock project formed in 2006 by Rob Lowe and Michael Muller, is as consistently great and inventive as they come in a genre than can suffer from overwhelming sameness.

Throughout the course of its six LPs and other releases, the most recent of which is 2017’s evocative and arresting Clear Language, the band has pushed itself ever inward, plumbing surprising emotional depths through its droning, meandering, sometimes massive, and sometimes delicate music.

In a live setting, Balmorhea is the kind of band that can bring about those transcendent experiences that make the best post-rock music so fulfilling.

$15-$17, Sun May 20, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com.

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