Grouper - Ruins [2022 Repress]
Liz Harris, aka Grouper, released Ruins at the end of 2014. We at Drift were crazy excited about it. We still are.
Liz Harris, aka Grouper, has announced a new album called Ruins. We at Drift are crazy excited about it.
Speaking about it herself, she said;
Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Z’ dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at my mother's house in 2004. I'm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time I'd sat still for a few years; processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage. Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasn't recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village.
The album is a document. A nod to that daily walk. Failed structures. Living in the remains of love. I left the songs the way they came (microwave beep from when power went out after a storm); I hope that the album bears some resemblance to the place that I was in.
+ Pressed on black vinyl.
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