Grouper / Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
Album: Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill   Collection:General
Artist:Grouper   Added:Jun 2008
Label:Type Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-08-10 Pull Date: 2008-10-12
Week Ending: Oct 12 Sep 21 Sep 7 Aug 24 Aug 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 31, 2023: HELLAWEEN
4. Oct 31, 2014: A Visit From Drum (Spooky Scary Time)
Heavy Water / I'd Rather Be Sleeping
2. Feb 18, 2016: radio seven
Fishing Bird (Empty Jutted In The Evening Breeze)
5. Oct 06, 2013: late night dryer
Heavy Water / I'd Rather Be Sleeping
3. Dec 10, 2015: radio seven
Tidal Wave
6. Sep 19, 2013: Space House
Heavy Water / I'd Rather Be Sleeping

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-07-29
Wonderous, airy, folk/ethereal sounds all done by Liz Harris. This one unlike previous release is as mentioned, more folk based and there’s less vocal and voice effects. Regardless of the change this makes for thoroughly enjoyable. Sounds like an artist that you would want to see in front in a quiet, attentive audience (good luck find one in San Francisco!) Mixes well with This Mortal Coil, Windy & Carl, This Mortal Coil and Marissa Nadler.

(((((1))))) Lo-fi, reverberations of piano and voice. Very simple, direct and pleasantly melancholic.
((((2)))) Acoustic strums, sort of poppy but still generally lo-fi and not completely straight-ahead.
(((3))) Slow, wispy, folky but a little TOO sparse.
((((4))))) Floating off into the ether. Imagine a more light weight (in a really good way) version of Swans’ “In My Garden”. Great early AM sounds.
((((5)))) Tape hiss, distant but very clear vocals, basic guitar strums. Nice to hear the fingers changing chords, too.
(((((6))))) “Ohooooooo-oooo” fills up the background amongst a bunch of elongated notes and vocal patterns.
((((7)))) More tape hiss and slow chords and beautiful vocals.
((((8)))) Experimental-folk? Loose, clean channel chords, breathy and hazy vocals. Interesting.
((((9)))) Bright chords, expressive, fairly poppy folk.
((((((10))))) Warbling vocals (not unlike Grouper’s early material) droning with extremely sparse vocals that drifts across a field. Excellent!
(((((11))))) Organic, layered occasionally droning but structured in places, too.
(((((12)))))) Trippy, lo-fi, psych-folk strums, great sleepy-time tune.

Track Listing
1. Disengaged   7. Invisible
2. Heavy Water / I'd Rather Be Sleeping   8. I'm Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
3. Stuck   9. A Cover Over
4. When We Fall   10. Wind And Snow
5. Traveling Through A Sea   11. Tidal Wave
6. Fishing Bird (Empty Jutted In The Evening Breeze)   12. We've All Time To Sleep