Saturday, January 2, 2010


Cover The Windows And The Walls
(Root Strata, 2007)

No album on this list is more ghostly evasive and gauzy as Cover The Windows and The Walls by Grouper. The album’s seven tracks sound as if buried deep in the ground, perhaps six feet deep. Her hollowed guitar and muffled croon are like that of the Greek sirens, lulling listeners into the depths of the sea. It is no wonder that both pressings of the limited edition LP sold out in a split second each. As Liz Harris’ work continues to become more decipherable, Cover The Windows and The Walls will continue stand as the spectral soul of everything that makes Grouper so great.


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