GROUPER

“Grid Of Points” KRANKY

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April 27. Not long af­ter record­ing her tenth 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. Grid Of Points stands as a con­cise and po­tently po­etic ad­di­tion to the Grouper cat­a­log. “Grid Of Points is a set of songs for pi­ano and voice. I wrote these songs over a week and a half; they stopped abruptly when I was in­ter­rupted by a high fever. Though brief, it is com­plete. The in­ti­macy and ab­bre­vi­a­tion of this mu­sic al­lude to an essence that the songs lyrics speak more di­rectly of. The space left af­ter mat­ter has de­parted, a stage af­ter the char­ac­ters have gone, the hol­low of some cen­tral col­umn, miss­ing.” —Liz Har­ris

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