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Grid Of Points

Grouper

Grid Of Points

Album number eleven of ambient soundscape songs from California-born artist Liz Harris

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Kranky
UK Release date
27/04/2018
US Release date
27/04/2018
  1. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Liz Harris seems to sing from these points of dislocation, lighting up lost or forgotten neural pathways like a lighthouse in the fog
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Astonishingly beautiful and astonishingly, painfully real
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  3. 9.0 |   Crack

    A sense of loss pervades throughout, but somehow, the album is also a strangely feel-good release – one that resonates with quiet, compelling confidence
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  4. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    It’s pithy and monochromatic, forcing the listener to pay the closest attention to every movement
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Harris revisits the design of Ruins and guides it into a new form, one that's less immediately fulfilling, yet more stimulating, in a strange way
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  6. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Every track on Grid Of Points is captivating
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  7. 8.0 |   Resident Advisor

    These passages, and the silences in between, invite deep exploration
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  8. 8.0 |   The 405

    You actually have to have enough patience to allow the beauty and grace of her work to reveal itself, but in the end your patience is more than rewarded
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    Further evidence of Harris’ dark art, for which she has no real peers
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    She's crafted a map for the full spectrum of human emotions and experiences
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  11. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Harris has managed to capture an emotion and deliver it in its rawest and purest form
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  12. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Starker and even more stripped-back than before, but filled with as much beauty as ever
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  13. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Follows the trajectory of her 2014 album Ruins to a place that feels even more wind-blown and remote
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  14. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Liz Harris's 10th album continues her slow ascent out of the appealingly murky haze of her early releases towards structured, if still frail, songwriting. Print edition only

  15. 7.0 |   music OMH

    A timely reminder of her ability to create beautifully slow and contemplative music
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  16. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Harris built this glass castle only to shatter it
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  17. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Liz Harris finds another way to make herself disappear. Print edition only

  18. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Fans of Grouper’s songwriting will find gorgeous moments to wrap themselves up in, but they’re more fleeting than the long-lasting wistfulness of the album it pulls so heavily from
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  19. 5.9 |   Earbuddy

    Lo-fi piano songs so thick in reverb that Harris’s vocals either become indecipherable mush at worst or Julianna Barwick harmonizing at best
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