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Grouper / Ruins
Album:Ruins Collection:General
Artist:Grouper Added:11/2014
Label:Kranky 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-01-18 Pull Date:2015-03-22 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:22 Mar15 Mar8 Mar22 Feb15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb25 Jan
Airplays:12232336

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 07, 2016:does radio suck?
Holofernes, Labyrinth
4.Mar 13, 2015:The Sunset Life (Extended Coda)
Made Of Air
2.Apr 13, 2016:does radio suck?
Clearing, Lighthouse
5.Mar 12, 2015:A Visit From Drum
Holding
3.Mar 21, 2015:Music Casserole
Made Of Air
6.Mar 05, 2015:A Visit From Drum
Holofernes

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2015-01-10 
Lo-fi, intimate, extremely hushed meditations on isolation and loss. After more than a decade of captivatingly mysterious and warped ambient-drone-folk, Liz Harris (who’s originally from Sonoma County!!!) is finally getting extensive attention with her tenth and most minimal album. Here she mostly ditches her trademark gauzy guitars for a piano, and she leaves her vocals relatively untreated. Recorded largely on the Portuguese coast, this feels like a stark emotional portrait of a very specific (and rainy) place and time, but it could be a source of comfort anywhere or in any season. All tracks are excellent. No FCCs confirmed. (There might be one on 2, but I can’t tell and kind of doubt it.)

1. (1:39)—Instrumental. Field recordings. Slow, deep drumbeat.
2. (4:42)—FCC? Subdued, pensive, minimal.
3. (2:59)—Dark, slow piano. Dramatic, forlorn, high-pitched vocals.
4. (3:48)—Instrumental. Slow, circular piano. Machine beep at the end.
5. (5:44)—Multi-tracked vocals. Long coda, really, really beautiful. Frog sounds.
6. (1:33)—Instrumental. Brighter, faster piano. Rain sounds.
7. (7:57)— Soothing, major-key. Most extensive use of multi-tracked vocals. Sounds of rain and thunder.
8. (11:24)—Instrumental. Watery, submerged piano-like sounds fade into a series of drones. Calm and drifting, then eerie, then more like piano again, then eerie again, and finally calm again.

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