Spinner

loading

GROUPER - Cover the Windows and the Walls image
BUY FULL RELEASE
INCLUDES 7 TRACKS
What_is_flac
Highest quality
MP3 Format 320Kbps, DRM Free!
MP3s are iTunes / iPod / iPhone compatible
FLAC Format 16bit / 44.1kHz
Twitter Facebook
Bookmark and Share
Secure_payment_visa_mastercard
* Secure payment handling
Credit_card_icons

Secure_payment_pci

Grouper

Cover the Windows and the Walls

Format_dot_download
Format: Digital Download
Released: Apr 2007
Catalogue Number: GR-003
Track downloads for: Cover the Windows and the Walls
Time
1. GROUPER : Cover the Windows and the Walls
5:47
2. GROUPER : Opened Space
5:22
3. GROUPER : Down to the Ocean
6:07

Boomkat product review for:

grouper - Cover the Windows and the Walls

One of the releases we get asked about most often and an absolute treasure for anyone lucky enough to already own a copy. "Cover The Windows And The Walls" was Grouper's first vinyl-only release back in 2007 and fetches tidy wedges of cash on the second hand market, particularly over the last 12 months when Grouper's status has sky-rocketed. We've just never been able to contain our undying love for Liz Harris and over the last couple of years she has shot to the top of our favourite artists list with her inexplicably mesmerising blend of shoegazer signatures and psych-driven narratives. Put another way, her music partially fits into so many brackets - drone, ambient, doom, folk, acid folk, shoegaze, psych etc etc - and yet doesn't really sound like anything you'll have heard before. On this amazing album almost every piece has decomposed, feedback laden, almost drowned guitar sounds underpinning each note, creating a soup of electric noise not so far removed from My Bloody Valentine's classic 'Loveless'. This is breathtaking, heart trembling music. The opening title track is possibly one of the finest Harris has yet committed to record, with the curving waves of guitar perfectly matched against her unique vocals - still smothered in curls of smoking noise and crumbling ambience. I find it hard to articulate my feelings about this music, it's just the sort of record you can play and fall deeply into, becoming slowly enveloped in some of the most gorgeous and subtle harmonies this side of the spiritual plain. UTTERLY ESSENTIAL PURCHASE!

People who bought GROUPER - Cover the Windows and the Walls also bought:

GROUPER - Water People, Yellowelectric
GROUPER - A I A: Alien Observer, Yellowelectric
GROUPER - Hold / Sick, ROOM 40
GROUPER - A I A: Dream Loss, Yellowelectric
GROUPER - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill, Yellowelectric
GROUPER - Wide, Yellowelectric
GROUPER - The Man Who Died in His Boat, Kranky
GROUPER - Way Their Crept, Yellowelectric
GROUPER - Violet Replacement | (Pt. I: Rolling Gate), Yellowelectric
GROUPER - Violet Replacement | (Pt. Ii: Sleep), Yellowelectric
GROUPER - The Man Who Died In His Boat, Kranky
GROUPER - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill (Kranky Edition), Kranky
Featured Download

GROUPER

Water People

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £1.70
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £2.50

 

Digital edition of this latest 7" release from Liz Harris.

Featured Download

GROUPER

A I A: Alien Observer

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £5.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £7.99

 

The First part of two sublime new Grouper albums, released under the "A I A" header.

Featured Download

GROUPER

Hold / Sick

ROOM 40

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £1.70
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £2.70

 

Two brand new, utterly compelling tracks from Liz harris' wonderful Grouper.

Featured Download

GROUPER

A I A: Dream Loss

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £5.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £7.99

 

The second part of Grouper's incredible A I A double-header, just so so beautiful.

GROUPER

Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £8.99

 

A classic, milestone-release from Portland's Liz Harris, AKA Grouper.

Featured Download

GROUPER

Wide

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £5.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £6.99

 

*The classic album from Liz Harris available on download formats for the first time*

Featured Download

GROUPER

The Man Who Died in His Boat

Kranky

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £7.99

 

*Incredible album of songs recorded around the same time as her classic 'Dragging a dead deer' album*

GROUPER

Way Their Crept

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £7.99

 

Featured Download

GROUPER

Violet Replacement | (Pt. I: Rolling Gate)

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £3.50
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £4.50

 

*Taken from a Grouper CD-R, now available on digital formats for the first time*

Featured Download

GROUPER

Violet Replacement | (Pt. Ii: Sleep)

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £4.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £5.99

 

*Taken from a Grouper CD-R, now available on digital formats for the first time*

Featured Vinyl

GROUPER

The Man Who Died In His Boat

Kranky

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

 

*Incredible album of songs recorded around the same time as her classic 'Dragging a dead deer' album*

Featured Vinyl

GROUPER

Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill (Kranky Edition)

Kranky

Format_dot_vinylLP // £14.99

 

Brand new edition of Grouperʼs breakthrough 2008 album which has been out of print for years.

ROY MONTGOMERY - Music From The Film: Hey Badfinger, Yellowelectric
VISITOR - Visitor EP, Yellowelectric
GROUPER / ROY MONTGOMERY - Split, Yellowelectric
Featured Download

ROY MONTGOMERY

Music From The Film: Hey Badfinger

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £7.99

 

Grouper's label presents twenty-three short and moody solo guitar narratives by Roy Montgomery.

Featured Download

VISITOR

Visitor EP

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £2.50
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £3.50

 

Liz Harris (Grouper) and Ilyas Ahmed join forces on this gorgeous EP.

Featured Download

GROUPER / ROY MONTGOMERY

Split

Yellowelectric

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £3.95
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £5.50

 

The return of Liz Harris with this exceptional split release with Kranky's Roy Montgomery.

PETE SWANSON - I Don't Rock At All, Three Lobed Recordings
JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA - Shining Skull Breath, Root Strata
TROPIC OF CANCER - Be Brave, DOWNWARDS
TROPIC OF CANCER - The Dull Age / Victims, DOWNWARDS
WHITE HILLS - Stolen Stars Left for No One, Thrill Jockey
BLANK DOGS - On Two Sides, Captured Tracks
MIRRORRING (GROUPER & TINY VIPERS) - Foreign Body, Kranky
KORPERSCHWACHE - A Fistful Of Nihilism, CRUCIAL BLAST
BJ NILSEN & STILLUPPSTEYPA - Big Shadow Montana, The Helen Scarsdale Agency
KORPERSCHWACHE - Fangs Of An Angry God, CRUCIAL BLAST
KABOOM KARAVAN - Barra Barra, MIASMAH
PETERLICKER - Nicht, Editions Mego
Featured Download

PETE SWANSON

I Don't Rock At All

Three Lobed Recordings

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £2.95
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £3.95

 

3 long tracks of transcendental guitar drone from Pete Swanson, new on New York's Three Lobed Recordings.

Featured Download

JEFRE CANTU-LEDESMA

Shining Skull Breath

Root Strata

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £8.99

 

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's masterpiece from 2007, now with two extra tracks. Highly Recommended.

Featured Download

TROPIC OF CANCER

Be Brave

DOWNWARDS

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £0.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £1.25

 

Killer post-industrial stylings from Silent Servant and Camella Lobbo.

Featured Download

TROPIC OF CANCER

The Dull Age / Victims

DOWNWARDS

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £1.70
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £2.50

 

Extraordinar release from Silent Servant, all shuddering drones and Badalementi style textures.

WHITE HILLS

Stolen Stars Left for No One

Thrill Jockey

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £3.50
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £4.50

 

BLANK DOGS

On Two Sides

Captured Tracks

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £8.99

 

Featured CD

MIRRORRING (GROUPER & TINY VIPERS)

Foreign Body

Kranky

Format_dot_cdCD // £13.99

 

Amazing album of diffuse, DIY drone-pop from: Liz 'Grouper' Harris and Jesy 'Tiny Vipers' Fortino.

KORPERSCHWACHE

A Fistful Of Nihilism

CRUCIAL BLAST

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £8.99

 

Featured Download

BJ NILSEN & STILLUPPSTEYPA

Big Shadow Montana

The Helen Scarsdale Agency

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £3.95
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £4.95

 

Beautiful and dark orchestral ambience somewhere between Deaf Center and Keith Fullerton Whitman.

KORPERSCHWACHE

Fangs Of An Angry God

CRUCIAL BLAST

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £4.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £5.99

 

Featured Download

KABOOM KARAVAN

Barra Barra

MIASMAH

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £6.99
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £8.99

 

Eastern European cinema and Gallic surrealism - excellent new album from Miasmah.

Featured Download

PETERLICKER

Nicht

Editions Mego

Format_dot_downloadMP3 Download // £4.95
Format_dot_download_flacFLAC Download // £5.95

 

Advanced doom machinations from the deepest bowels of the Viennese underground.