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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby jurgis rudkus on Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:33 pm

Raum lp already gone as of this morning.

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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby rashiedgarrison on Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:41 pm

That Helen single is great (sounds like one of my side projects too, apart from the vocals)
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby rappard on Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:26 pm

Collaboration with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: Raum - Blood Moon

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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby jimmy spako on Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:52 pm

largely enya in an empty silo somehow.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby fedaykin13 on Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:47 pm

I was pretty obsessed with
Disengaged and Heavy Water for a while there
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby Angus Jung on Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:17 pm

jimmy spako wrote:largely enya in an empty silo somehow.

I've heard Liz sing "Sail Away" by Enya at a bar, while laughing.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby John W. on Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:15 pm

^Yes!!^

Love it.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby thelonelymastodronus on Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:25 am

I've been listening to her stuff a lot fairly recently. I have to admit I never appreciated her music that much before; I had listened to Alien Observer a couple of years back and thought it was nice, but never played it all that much after the first listen for whatever reason. After listening to the Slow Walkers album she did with Lawrence English (which is fucking awesome), something clicked. I can't really get into Dragging a Dead Deer Up A Hill, but The Man Who Died in His Boat, Dream Loss and Alien Observer are all great stuff. Music for melancholia. She sounds so strangely distinct even within tons of reverb.

I'm very much looking forward to her forthcoming album.

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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby Nicholas.L on Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:46 pm

New record is crushing. Possibly her greatest yet.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby Clyde on Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:38 am

Ruins is great, but the last two songs are especially doing it for me right now.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby rashiedgarrison on Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:22 am

Saw her live for the first time yesterday at St John in Hackney... wow. Loved it. Better than on record, I thought. Projection worked well too. It was so calming I nearly dozed off. Which is a compliment, I think.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby jurgis rudkus on Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:07 pm

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AnthonyCinder wrote:http://www.gorillavsbear.net/2013/09/11/helen-liz-harris-of-grouper-felt-this-way-dying-all-the-time/

I mentioned Helen in the PRF shoegaze thread a while back.

Liz is obsessed with Flying Nun/Xpressway NZ underground stuff, and shoegaze. Helen seems to be her attempt to meld those 2 obsessions in a band context.

I haven't heard this single but I attended both of the 2 shows they've played thus far. Both pretty ragged. Helen is the first actual band Liz has ever been in, and it shows. I bet it's good in the studio, though.


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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby Clyde on Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:14 pm

Saw her play yesterday. She was quite good.

There is video of the event, not sure of the quality: https://boilerroom.tv/session/grouper-w ... -moma-ps1/
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby cerebralheadtrip on Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:01 pm

that was a lovely performance.

its been a raw, rainy spring day. perfect weather for this sorta stuff

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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby Angus Jung on Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:57 am

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This is a mural Liz did. It's in the Lents neighborhood of Portland. She got a commission from the city to do it. Click on the image and you can see it a lot better.

I kind of stumbled upon it a couple nights ago. Looks really great at night.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby hayate on Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:34 am

Whoa. Makes me wanna check Lents out.

I discovered grouper, and carla bozulich, via swans. Impossible to crap.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby rappard on Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:35 am

Clyde wrote:Saw her play yesterday. She was quite good.

There is video of the event, not sure of the quality: https://boilerroom.tv/session/grouper-w ... -moma-ps1/

Higher resolution recordings of both performances (Basinski, Grouper) are making the rounds, will grab and throw them on WeTransfer tonight.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby Defender on Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:01 am

Heads up Chicago.. Grouper is playing in the cemetery that Earth performed at last year on Saturday. I am very excited for this.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby rappard on Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:45 am

Robert Bork wrote:[S]ome of the worst rappers are white, like Nine Inch Nails.
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Re: Good Stuff: Grouper

Postby ErikG on Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:29 pm

Came for the fish, stayed for the music.

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