Grouper “Water People” & “Moving Machine”
While enjoying the hell out of the latest Grouper double LP A I A Alien Observer/Dream Loss, I never got around to writing words about it (although I still might). I didn’t want to miss the chance to post the latest material from Liz Harris, the ambient queen behind the Grouper Nom De Plume. Like the work on the A I A records, her new single “Water People” b/w “Moving Machine” is a fuzzy, dark and eerie take on ambient pop music, with vocals lost in the haze of the effects and rhythms swallowed whole by the dusty, claustrophobic beats. Harris finds a way to make music that is equally beautiful and unsettling, with her cherub like voice, washed in reverb, serving as the distance but still reassuring beacon of light on the edge of the horizon. Apparently the new 7″ is already sold out, so stream the songs below.