Grouper ‎– A I A : Alien Observer

Yellow Electric ‎– GR-006B
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition


A1 Moon Is Sharp 6:49
A2 Alien Observer 3:57
A3 Vapor Trails 9:05
B1 She Loves Me That Way 8:34
(Second Heart Tone)
B2 Mary, On The Wall (For Bette Jackson) 6:08
B3 Come Softly (For Daniel Dalzell) 4:34

Companies, etc.



Part 2 of A I A.

Limited to 1000 copies.

Comes with double sided picture insert and separate track listing insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etching): A I A : The Sky Breathes
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etching): A I A : Mirror To Sea

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GR-006B Grouper A I A : Alien Observer(LP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition) Yellow Electric GR-006B US 2011 Sell This Version
GR-006B Grouper A I A : Alien Observer(LP, Album, Ltd, RP) Yellow Electric GR-006B US 2012 Sell This Version


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March 5, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
Any information about possible further pressings of this? Would happily pay well over the list price for this, as I'd love a copy on vinyl, but surely someone must be able to sell this at a slightly more reasonable price. Haven't seen it on Discogs for a while at anything close to the median, or not close to the artificially inflated maximum prices that all but a few have paid for it.


December 20, 2012

I gave "Alien Observer" 3 stars just because of "Dream Loss" awesomness. Anyway, great release as well as the others by Liz.


December 3, 2012
Are there any differences between first-second-third pressings?


September 26, 2012
as posted on her blog, there will be another reprint of A.I.A. in the fall of 2012. wouldn't spend much on the album at the moment and rather wait.


January 24, 2012

Or maybe rocks on the edge of a river. Or maybe one large rock with pits and falls and curves and sections of lakewater collected in pools. The sky was dark grey, and the horizon was an ending. We were climbing over the rocks late on a Saturday afternoon, as we often did. He climbed up a portion of the rocks and into a hollowed out area with golden light inside. To do this, he had to climb over a tall stack of old glass bottles and glass rocks—also illuminated by the light—which were situated at a kind of entrance to this place. Once he got in, he was crouched down and doing something. I tried to follow, but I was afraid I’d topple over the bottles and glass rocks. I couldn’t step around and over them like he did. So I decided to take the wall apart in order to get through. Each bottle and glass rock was illuminated by the light of this place. Some were green, clear, blue and a few were red.


September 5, 2011
Both of the A / A lp's have just been given a repress as "exact repro second editions" and are available at Volcanic Tongue at the time of this posting (but won't last long I wouldn't have thought).


May 12, 2011
A wonderful album full of fragile beauty and a delicate sense of melancholy and longing. Liz Harris has a rare talent for evoking these emotions in the most vaporous, subtle way, without ever gliding into dull and obvious territory. Next to her timeless classic "Cover the windows and the walls", this is her most accomplished and heartfelt work. A must for all those who relish peaceful solitude and introspective, emotive journeys.

By the way: This album will be repressed as long as there is demand. There's really no need for buying an over-priced Copy.