|Grouper / Ruins|
|Add Date:||2015-01-18||Pull Date:||2015-03-22||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||22 Mar||15 Mar||8 Mar||22 Feb||15 Feb||8 Feb||1 Feb||25 Jan|
|1.||Jun 07, 2016:||does radio suck? |
|4.||Mar 13, 2015:||The Sunset Life (Extended Coda) |
Made Of Air
|2.||Apr 13, 2016:||does radio suck? |
|5.||Mar 12, 2015:||A Visit From Drum |
|3.||Mar 21, 2015:||Music Casserole |
Made Of Air
|6.||Mar 05, 2015:||A Visit From Drum |
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.
|1.||Made Of Metal||5.||Lighthouse|
|3.||Call Across Rooms||7.||Holding|
|4.||Labyrinth||8.||Made Of Air|