Grouper ‎– Ruins

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From Grouper's Bandcamp:

"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.
Iʼm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time Iʼd 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 wasnʼt 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. "

Tracklist

Made Of Metal 1:38
Clearing 4:41
Call Across Rooms 2:59
Labyrinth 3:47
Lighthouse 5:44
Holofernes 1:32
Holding 7:56
Made Of Air 11:24

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KRANK189, GR-014 Grouper Ruins(CD, Album) Kranky, Yellow Electric KRANK189, GR-014 US 2014 Sell This Version
none Grouper Ruins(8xFile, FLAC, Album) Kranky none 2014
none Grouper Ruins(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Kranky none US 2014
Krank189LP Grouper Ruins(LP, Album) Kranky Krank189LP US 2014 Sell This Version
GR-014 Grouper Ruins(LP, Album, Ltd, Art + CD, Ltd) Yellow Electric GR-014 US 2014 Sell This Version
GR-014 Grouper Ruins(LP, Album, Ltd, Art + CD, Ltd) Yellow Electric GR-014 US 2016 Sell This Version

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Uxie2233

Uxie2233

January 7, 2017
referencing Ruins, LP, Album, Ltd, Art + CD, Ltd, GR-014
Seems like 500 were made, according to Forced Exposure
5N1PPY

5N1PPY

December 21, 2016
referencing Ruins, LP, Album, Ltd, Art + CD, Ltd, GR-014
It appears they're selling more copies of this on the Grouper bandcamp. Another edition of 250?
evertonis111

evertonis111

November 30, 2016
referencing Ruins, LP, Album, Krank189LP
My copy is pretty noisy. Its doesnt look dirty, but perhaps it just needs a good cleaning
reddskii

reddskii

February 13, 2016
referencing Ruins, LP, Album, Krank189LP

don't worry to hurry, she will repress more and more!!!!
hhjack

hhjack

July 20, 2015
referencing Ruins, LP, Album, Krank189LP
I'm pleased that this is a good pressing since many elements off this wonderful release are very quiet. I only wish it came with a download card.
nelso33

nelso33

November 15, 2014
referencing Ruins, LP, Album, Ltd, Art + CD, Ltd, GR-014
Also a quick note, the artwork that appears on the Kranky version does not appear in any shape or form on this deluxe edition....Sadly. Don't get me wrong this is a beautiful work of art...but the cover art on the standard issue is equally breathtaking! Great job Liz!!
swiftone

swiftone

November 3, 2014
referencing Ruins, LP, Album, Ltd, Art + CD, Ltd, GR-014
To anybody interested in this version of Ruins that didn't get a copy themselves, this was available on a one per person basis, solely through emailing Liz directly to reserve a copy. She had originally intended on publishing a 1000 copies, but due to time restraints, limited the print edition to only 500. Liz has also said that if these sell well, she intends to release a second 500 batch of this self released edition when she has more time. The second pressing will have artwork with an inverted color scheme, but in all other ways it will be exactly the same.