Wrought From Remains

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Liz Harris as Grouper should need little introduction, and her inclusion on the less-dark side of the recent ‘Angels & Devils’ album from The Bug was a very welcome addition. As you’d expect, her first proper material since the much-lamented ‘Dragging A Dead Deer Uphill’ has caused much excitement among the self-appointed taste makers of the internet, but the ‘Ruins’ album on Kranky is a thoroughly captivating piece of work. Recorded live onto a four-track recorder a couple of years ago during a residency at the Galeria Zé dos Bois in Portugal, it documents both a daily walk past an abandoned village and the fallout from the end of a relationship, at time at which Harris says she ‘processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage’. Six of the tenderly minimal, melancholic meditations comprise solely of vocals and an upright piano, and are book-ended by two powerful instrumental pieces titled ‘Made of Metal’ and ‘Made of Air’ respectively.

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