GROUPER - GRID OF POINTS VINYL (LP)
Release Date: 27th April 2018
Liz Harris, aka Grouper, is back with her first Grouper record since 2014's stunning Ruins (having release a record with the band Helen in 2015). Grid of Points was recorded during a trip to Wyoming in which she set about recording sparse tracks using just piano and her voice. The recordings were cut short due to illness and while brief, the record acts as a document of time with the record's length and circumstance reflect the fragility and bareness of the tracks themselves. Haunting beautiful fragments from Harris as ever. Breathtaking!
FFO: Tim Hecker, Julianna Barwick, Julia Holter, Helen
"Not long after recording her 10th album, Ruins, Liz Harris traveled to Wyoming to work on art and record music. She found herself drawn towards the pairing of skeletal piano phrasing with spare, rich bursts of vocal harmony. A series of stark songs emerged, minimal and vulnerable, woven with emotive silences. Inspired by “the idea that something is missing or cold,” the pieces float and fade like vignettes, implying as much as they reveal. She describes them as “small texts hanging in space,” impressions of mortality, melody, and the unseen – fleeting beauty, interrupted. Grid Of Points stands as a concise and potently poetic addition to the Grouper catalog."