Friday, 12 April 2013

Grouper- The Man Who Died In His Boat

Artist: Grouper
Album: The Man Who Died In His Boat
Record Label: Krunky

Liz Harris' 5th is endearingly pretty but devoid of audible lyrical substance

Liz Harris, aka Grouper, is a woman who seems to operate on the premise that beauty is most compelling when words are not important and atmosphere is vital. "The Man Who Died In His Boat" sounds sonically idyllic, as though it was recorded in a secretive glade deep in a distant forest.  However, awash with lo- fi production and blurred out lyrics that all too often sound like the moans of sirens, mostly it's too opaque to gain an emotional attachment.

Key Tracks: "Cloud in Places"

For fans of: Julianna Barwick, Tim Hecker, Warpaint


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