Grouper / Shade
Album: Shade   Collection:General
Artist:Grouper   Added:Feb 2022

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2022-03-14 Pull Date: 2022-05-16
Week Ending: May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 3 Mar 20
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 26, 2023: GORP
4. May 14, 2022: Music Casserole
2. Jun 11, 2022: Music Casserole
The Way Her Hair Falls
5. May 05, 2022: Stranded at Settembrini's
Kelso (Blue Sky)
3. May 19, 2022: nearby galaxies
Kelso (Blue Sky)
6. Apr 30, 2022: funhouse
Kelso (Blue Sky)

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2022-03-15
First album by Liz Harris, the surprise icon of introverted ambient-folk, under this name since 2018. (She's also done recent work using the name Nivhek.) This album compiles recordings spanning 2008 to 2021, and it does comes across as a miscellany, surveying some of her artistic range, bouncing between noisy drone pieces and simple songs with acoustic guitar. There's a casual collage effect, like the films of her late collaborator Paul Clipson. Favorites: 2, 6, 7, 9. No FCCs detected.

1. (2:55)—Staticky, blown out, like hearing post-rock over a broken transmitter.
2. *(3:51)—Mid-tempo guitar strumming, like a demo for a '90s alt-rock song.
3. (2:54)—Very slow fingerpicked acoustic guitar.
4. (3:52)—Mid-tempo fingerpicking, a lot like her songs on Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill.
5. (4:35)—Noisy, faded lo-fi drone-rock, again like picking up a degraded transmission.
6. *(2:36)—Acoustic guitar and voice. Recording of Harris attempting the first few lines of a song over and over, like a haiku mantra.
7. *(2:50)—Slow, soft fingerpicked guitar. Close vocals, gentle hiss. Reminds me of her collaborator Tiny Vipers.
8. (5:18)—Washed out fingerpicking and vocal harmonies.
9. *(6:16)—Mid-tempo. Higher fidelity, the most formally finished-sounding piece of the bunch. Great place to start for anyone new to Grouper. Breathtaking.

Track Listing
1. Followed the Ocean   5. Disordered Minds
2. Unclean Mind   6. The Way Her Hair Falls
3. Ode to the Blue   7. Promise
4. Pale Interior   8. Basement Mix
  9. Kelso (Blue Sky)