Grouper

Grouper

ambient, drone, experimental, shoegaze, dark ambient

Grouper is the solo project of ambient musician Liz Harris, from Portland, Oregon, United States. Harris' music is a mixture of softly-strummed guitar, Wurlitzer keys, and her delicate, dreamy vocals. Harris' first album was 2005’s Grouper, a self-released full-length CD-R, followed later that year by Way Their Crept on Free Porcupine (re-released in 2007 on Type Records). Other recordings include 2006's He Knows, released as a 3" CD, the 12" Weird Forest release Wide in 2007, and a 7" called Tried.

Ruins [2014]
  • 1. Made of Metal (1:39)
  • 2. Clearing (4:41)
  • 3. Call Across Rooms (2:59)
  • 4. Labyrinth (3:47)
  • 5. Lighthouse (5:44)
  • 6. Holofernes (1:32)
  • 7. Holding (7:56)
  • 8. Made of Air (11:24)

"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. Read more on Last.fm.