Grouper, the ambient solo project of Portland artist Liz Harris, will make a rare live appearance with collaborator Ilyas Ahmed at the Hemlock Tavern on Tuesday, May 28. Danny Paul Grody and Irwin Swirnoff (of aQuarius recOrds) will support the intimate show.
In 2011, Grouper collaborated with Ahmed on a limited edition EP called Visitor (sorry for grabbing the last copy from aQuarius – maybe, just maybe, the pair will have a couple extra copies for sale at the show), and you can hear a track off that record, above. Earlier this year, Grouper reissued her formerly out-of-print 2008 breakthrough LP Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill on Kranky, along with The Man Who Died in His Boat, an album of unreleased material recorded during the same period (listen to “Vital”, below).
Grouper (with Ilyas Ahmed), Danny Paul Grody, Irwin Swirnoff
May 28, 2013