Grouper

Ruins (Special Edition)

Yellow Electric GR-014
  • LP (Ltd.): Letter-pressed outer jacket, incl. large Sticker & Insert, plus Bonus CD
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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. 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.

Black vinyl 12" (same as Kranky version) with large sticker, letter-pressed outer jacket on heavy weight archival stock, bonus CD of thunderstorm recorded in Aljezur, and original insert (same as Kranky version).

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