Due for release in February, the drone artist's next album collects unreleased songs recorded around the same time as Dragging a Dead Deer Up A Hill.
Grouper is Liz Harris, a Portland-based artist who makes folk-influenced drone music using little more than a guitar and her own voice. Harris has had a prolific release schedule since her debut in 2005, and particularly so as of late: she released a two-part album in 2011, and earlier this year collaborated with Tiny Vipers under the name Mirroring. But arguably her most notable record so far is Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill, which came out on Type in 2008.
The Man Who Died In His Boat collects 11 unreleased songs that were recorded during this same period. Its title refers to an experience Harris had as a teenager when she encountered "the wreckage of a sailboat washed up on the shore of Agate Beach" in Oregon. The album will come out on American experimental label Kranky. Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill will be reissued on the same label that same day.
03. Cloud In Places
04. Being Her Shadow
05. Cover The Long Way
06. Difference (Voices)
07. Vanishing Point
08. The Man Who Died In His Boat
11. Living Room
Kranky will release The Man Who Died In His Boat on February 4th, 2013.