Perfectly timed with the release of The Man Who Died in His Boat
, Grouper's watershed Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
is finally reissued on Kranky. Originally released in 2008 and out of print for a few years now, here Liz Harris tightened the ambient/drone song structure of her earlier records and brought a more instantly recognizable sound palette to the fore. There's nothing we love more than a pop sense getting tweaked in subtle ways, and the genius of this album is that she so successfully managed to combine such moving and memorable songs with the aquatic and somnambulant aesthetic that marked her previous work. Long an Other Music staff and customer favorite, we're thrilled to have this back on our shelves.
"I'm Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill"