Friday, April 22, 2011

Grouper - Heavy Water (I'd Rather Be Sleeping)

Despite the name 'Grouper' it is actually the work of a single individual, Portland Oregon's Liz Harris. She has been around since 2005 under the Grouper name bringing some emotional dreamy type of songs. Harris' music is a mixture of softly-strummed guitar, Wurlitzer keys, and delicate vocals. Reverb and tape delay effects are used widely throughout Harris' recordings.

This song Heavy Water (I'd Rather Be Sleeping) comes from the 2008 album 'Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill' which was actually her third album. I admit I just now stumbled across Grouper's Music and first time hearing this song it some how hypnotized me, and reeled me in. Here is what NBC Washington’s “Concert Picks” column said of Grouper, ”The ambient one-woman post-rock band Grouper also makes this show a must-see Liz Harris’ spooky, ethereal and surreal sounds are based on her acoustic, often avant-garde guitar plucking and her quiet, hazy vocals. The minor key melodies are pretty despite a suspenseful nightmare quality.”

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