After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house

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  • Nivhek - After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house
19th July 2019 / 2CD & 2LP / W.25th
The new project from Grouper’s Liz Harris contains some of her most beguiling work.


After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house

£4.99 £14.99

Opaque assemblages of Mellotron, guitar, field recordings, tapes and broken FX pedals by Pacific Northwest musician Liz Harris, created during and after two contrasting residencies in the Azores, Portugal and Murmansk, Russia and combined with pieces made at home in Astoria, Oregon.

The collection’s unique dual design functions as a forked path, existing independently of one another but with roots intertwined. She cites her score for Hypnosis Display as a compositional reference point, inspired by “interior mnemonic device landscapes” and “curiosity around a sadness.”

In pacing, palette and poignancy, these sides rank among Harris’ most stark, primordial work: fragile, feverish, ominous and otherworldly. She describes this music as “a requiem, a ritual, to unlock and release feelings,” a sense of shadowy masses, moving backwards, in spirals, massive doorways opening chaotic forces, “a toxic concentrated reduction of something much darker bubbling beneath.” Her artistry for mapping richly detailed inner worlds is nowhere more expressive and enigmatic, vibrations and voices gliding dimly out of the void, “wraithlike and ethereal, their existence in the mist questionable.” Initially released in a private edition that vanished almost as quickly as it was announced, After Its Own Death / Walking In A Spiral Towards The House is presented here in a beautiful second edition on Superior Viaduct’s imprint W.25TH.

Side A. After Its Own Death
Side B: After Its Own Death:
Side C: Walking In A Spiral Towards The House
Side D: Walking In A Spiral Towards The House

Format /2CD & 2LP
Released /19th July 2019
Catalogue / W25-11CD
Barcode / 857661008230
Artist / Nivhek
Label /W.25th
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