The songs of Grouper aka Liz Harris are densely compelling micro-universes. Each piece is layered with glowing washes of reverb and softly howling echoes of delay, in which Harris positions herself. Soft focus, and at times lost amid the clouds of audio, her voice emerges with a haunting fragility. Grouper’s work epitomises the potentials of textural songwriting – a practise of ukiyo-e like qualities, where audio colours are squeezed through a gauzy treatment, ultimately imprinting new and unexpected sound-shapes.
Over the past 5 years, Grouper’s records including Way Their Crept, Cover The Windows And The Walls and the highly successful Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill have defined her as one of the most evocative and unique voices to emerge from the USA. She travels to Australia on the back of several new releases including a soon to be issued new solo LP.
Grouper also will be releasing a special Tour 7″ with Room40 titled ‘Hold/Sick’, which will be available at the shows.Joining her for this special show in Canberra is Melbourne’s Ghost Of 29 Megacycles launching his beautifully dream-like album ‘The Hummingbird Dream’ on hellosQuare and local funsters Ah! Pandita.
Sunday, October 3, 3:00pm
The Street Theatre (foyer)