Music Reviews

Grouper Shade

(Kranky) Rating - 8/10

Not many artists could get away with piecing together new albums with over a decades worth of material, but there’s no other artist quite like Liz Harris. The ever-ethereal Grouper is truly a universe unto itself, and what music we’ve gotten from the project feels like glimpses as to what the night sky allows. Shade, Harris’ most varied release yet, feels like the broadest and most crisp view of this vista yet, with clear, starlit openings (Unclean Mind), vast ambient gaps (Ode to the Blue), and hazy nebulas (Disordered Minds) coming together to form a stargazer’s dream.