Track List

Made Of Metal

Clearing

Call Across Rooms

Labyrinth

Lighthouse

Holifernes

Holding

Made Of Air

Exclusive Field Recording: Recorded In Aljezur

Grouper - Ruins: Special Edition (LP + CD)
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Record Label: Yellow Electric

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Black vinyl 12" (same as Kranky version) with large sticker, letter-pressed outer jacket designed by Liz Harris on heavy weight archival stock, bonus CD of thunderstorm recorded in Aljezur, and original insert (same as Kranky version); limit 2 per person.

"Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Ze 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." -- Liz Harris