Liz Harris, the multidisciplinary artist behind Grouper, has dropped a surprise double album as Nivhek.
After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house arrived earlier this month on Harris' Yellow Electric imprint. It sees her perform ambient and minimal soundscapes that are largely devoid of vocals, using Mellotron, guitar, field recordings, tapes, and broken FX pedals. Recording sessions were held in Azores, Portugal and Murmansk, Russia, with additional tracking at Harris' home in Astoria, Oregon. Inspiration has been attributed to the late experimental filmmaker Paul Clipson’s 2014 work Hypnosis Display, and we understand that it takes on a different tone than any of her past solo albums or collaborations.
The project follows her 2018 album as Grouper, Grid Of Points.
The 2LP version of After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house has quickly sold out on Bandcamp, with the digital version available to stream and purchase here. Listen to "After its own death: Side B" below.
01. After its own death: Side A
02. After its own death: Side B
03. Walking in a spiral towards the house: Side C
04. Walking in a spiral towards the house: Side D