Grouper
Ruins
Kranky
/
2014
CD
16.59
KRANK189CD
LP
20.49
KRANK189LP
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Tracklist
1Made of Metal 1:39
2Clearing 4:42
3Call Across Rooms 2:59
4Labyrinth 3:48
5Lighthouse 5:44
6Holofernes 1:33
7Holding 7:57
8Made of Air 11:24

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.