Liz Harris aka Grouper has announced plans to release a new album, ‘Ruins’.
The follow-up to 2013’s ‘The Man Who Died in His Boat’ is due out on 31st October via Kranky. Most of the songs were recorded in 2011, according to the ambient/drone experimentalist.
Songs were put together in Aljezus, Portugal. “I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mother’s house in 2004,” she says in a statement.
“Iʼm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time Iʼd sat still for a few years; processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage. Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasnʼt recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village.”
‘Ruins’ is called a “document” by Grouper. “Living in the remains of love.”
See the tracklist below.
01 Made of Metal
03 Call Across Rooms
08 Made of Air