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Liz Harris wrote about the new album:

Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Zé dos Bois. I recorded everything there except the last song, which I did at mother's house in 2004. I'm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time I'd 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 wasn't recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village.

The album is a document. 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.

Grouper: Ruins

Made of Metal Grouper 1' 39''
Clearing Grouper 4' 42''
Call Across Rooms Grouper 2' 59''
Labyrinth Grouper 3' 48''
Lighthouse Grouper 5' 44''
Holofernes Grouper 1' 33''
Holding Grouper 7' 57''
Made of Air Grouper 11' 24''

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