Real name Liz Harris, Grouper seems to be caught in the throes of creative flux.
Last year's full length 'Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill' was an enthralling return, with the artist now preparing yet another new album.
Not a follow up as such, 'Ruins' appears to be - as always - a deeply personal work, with Grouper assembling the material during a residency in Portugal back in 2011.
Liz Harris explains: "'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."
Grouper is set to release 'Ruins' in October. Tracklisting:
1. Made Of Metal
3. Call Across Rooms
8. Made of Air