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Grouper - Ruins

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"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. Iʼm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time Iʼd 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 wasnʼt 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." – Liz Harris 

"...Ruins' brevity concentrates its emotional impact even further...This album demonstrates perfectly her gift for taking a handful of elements and forging something deeply affecting from them. This is by no means the first time she's displayed this talent, but Ruins is one of her finest works, full to the brim with emotion in spite of the aching space at its heart." - Maya Kalev, FACT

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