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premiere: Grouper - Driving
We are honored to share another devastating song from Grouper's forthcoming LP Grid of Points, out later this month on Kranky. Liz Harris has said that the new album was inspired by "the idea that something is missing or cold", adding, "The intimacy and abbreviation o…
Grouper - Parking Lot
Liz Harris returns next month with another devastating Grouper album, in a similar vein as her 2014 masterpiece Ruins. Grid of Points is a starkly beautiful, intimate, and achingly fleeting "set of songs for piano and voice", inspired by "the idea that something is missing…
video premiere: Christina Vantzou – At Dawn
Belgium-based minimalist ambient composer Christina Vantzou shares a spectral 16MM short film, soundtracked by Vantzou's beautifully glacial and elegiac "At Dawn," one of the gorgeous highlights from her utterly immersive, trance-inducing forthcoming fourth full-length for Kra…
Demen - Ambur
We briefly referenced the "surreal romantic Lynchian horror vibes" of demen's sublimely spooky and poignant "ambur" when we premiered her debut single "niorum" about a month back, and today the reclusive Stockholm artist officially shares th…
hear the stunning debut from Sweden’s Demen
We're excited to introduce the newest addition to the esteemed Kranky roster (home to such luminaries as Grouper and Benoit Pioulard, among others), a reclusive and enigmatic new Swedish artist from Stockholm named Irma Orm, aka Demen. She creates in solitude these beautifully glacial otherworldly e…
video: Helen – Covered in Shade

Directed by Jamie Potter. "Covered in Shade" is taken from Helen's new LP the original faces (quickly becoming one of our favorite records of the year), out today on Kranky.
premiere: Valet – Nature
Our introduction to Honey Owens came years ago via her awesome cosmic-house outfit the Miracles Club, which quickly led us to dive into the experimental psych-folk-blues of her beloved other/main project, Valet. On the new Valet record, due next month on Kranky, Owens explores expansive, dreamy shoe…
mp3: new Grouper – Call Across Rooms
"Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasnʼt recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village...

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