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artist:

Grouper

title:

Ruins

catalog #:

krank189

formats available:

LP / CD

Release Date:

October 31, 2014


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.

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KRANK 189

Grouper

Ruins

LP

KRANK 189

Grouper

Ruins

CD

Songs:

  1. Made of Metal
  2. Clearing
  3. Call Across Rooms
  4. Labyrinth
  5. Lighthouse
  6. Holofernes
  7. Holding
  8. Made of Air