Grouper Announces 'Ruins' LP

BY Josiah HughesPublished Aug 14, 2014

Long-running experimental musician Grouper (a.k.a. Liz Harris) revisited some old material with last year's The Man Who Died in a Boat LP. This fall, she'll offer up a proper follow-up album.

The record is called Ruins, and features eight new compositions from the artist. The bulk of the album was recorded in 2011, while Harris was completing a residency in Aljezur, Portugal. The only song that wasn't recorded there was "Made of Air," which she recorded at her mother's house in 2004. All of it was recorded with a portable four-track, a Sony stereo mic and a piano.

"The album is a document," Harris said in a press release. "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."

Ruins is set to arrive on October 31 via Kranky. The album's track listing is available below; the artwork is above.


1. Made of Metal
2. Clearing
3. Call Across Rooms
4. Labyrinth
5. Lighthouse
6. Holofernes
7. Holding
8. Made of Air

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