Paradise Valley

Grouper - Paradise Valley
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Based on 37 ratings
December 21, 2016 / Release Date
Single / Format
YELLOWELECTRIC / Label
Dream Pop, Slowcore / Genres
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musicmagpie55
93
I would consider myself a big Grouper 'ho' (I think that is what her fan base calls itself.)

'Headache' is one of Liz Harris's most straightforward songs. Stripped away are the layers that obfuscate her presence on the song. There are discernable lyrics, a repeating chorus, and a more traditional song structure. It still has the mysticism of Grouper, but it demonstrates just how fantastic of a songwriter she is and that her stylistic leaning towards drone and loop pedals are choices, not ... read more
smallpeeble
90
sex education's ost. ♥
Gupla
80
Grouper es conocida por esto: simples cortinas llevadas de una guitarra opaca envuelta por una atmósfera gris y abrazadora; y Paradise Valley es una continuación de eso, pero con el propósito especifico de recibir aquellos vientos fríos de respectiva estación que tanta identificación recae en ella. Un recibimiento sutil, pero que a ésta altura del día se presenta como algo necesario.
TheMusicMan
85
Really beautiful, nearly brought me to tears at one point.
EMR
76
Liz Harris returns with a teasing new single after the incredibly hushed album Ruins. The two songs presented here may be short in total lenght, but they're heavenly, and incredibly melancholic. Heading towards a slightly more tangible direction this time around (a truly great path for her to follow, especialy since Ruins was a tad too quiet and almost directionless in its structure), the singer/songwriter in her shines through with some really charming and haunting melodies that can actually ... read more
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Track List

  1. Headache
  2. I'm Clean Now
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Added on: December 21, 2016