Grouper

Shade

£20.99
  • Grouper - Shade
22nd October 2021 / LP or CD / Kranky
     

Grouper

Shade

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A stunning new set from Liz Harris that features music Grouper has recorded over the last 15 years.

Released: 22nd October 2021
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 22nd October 2021. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.
The 12th full-length by Pacific Northwest artist Liz Harris aka Grouper is a collection of songs spanning 15 years. She characterizes Shade as an album about respite, and the coast, poetically and literally. How we frame ourselves in a landscape, how in turn it frames ourselves; memories and experiences carried forward mapping our connection to place.

An ode to blue / What lives in shade.

Songs touch on loss, flaws, hiding places, love. Deep connections to the Bay Area, and the North Coast, with its unique moods of solitude, beauty, and isolation—a place described and transformed by the chaos and power of river-mouth, wild maritime storms, columns of mist that rise up unexpectedly on the road at night. Portions were recorded on Mount Tamalpais during a self-made residency years back, other pieces made longer ago in Portland, while the rest were tracked during more recent sessions in Astoria.

Throughout, Harris threads a hidden radiant language of voice, disquiet, and guitar, framed by open space and the sense of being far away.

Echoing a lighthouse, burying the faults of being human / Into things that we project upon the sky at night.

1. Followed the Ocean
2. Unclean Mind
3. Ode to the Blue
4. Pale Interior
5. Disordered Minds
6. The Way Her Hair Falls
7. Promise
8. Basement Mix
9. Kelso (Blue Sky)
Format /LP or CD
Released /22nd October 2021
Catalogue / KRANK233LP
Barcode / 0796441823314
Artist / Grouper
Label /Kranky
Genre / Experimental
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