Tuesday, March 29, 2011

new Grouper – “Cassiopeia”

Here’s a characteristically gorgeous new exploration from Portland’s Grouper, made exclusively for Antiopic’s expansive and amazing Benefit for the Recovery in Japan charity compilation. The hushed, haunting “Cassiopeia” is a somber piano dirge that finds Liz Harris at her most fragile, but, like all of her most moving work, also possesses the faintest glimmer of hope:

Grouper :: Cassiopeia

In addition to this stunning Grouper song, Antiopic’s massive Benefit for the Recovery of Japan comp features 64 tracks from the likes of Oneohtrix Point Never, Fennesz, Prefuse 73, Tim Hecker, and many more. Get it here; 100% of the proceeds will go to the recovery and relief effort in Japan.

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