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Grouper And Jefre-Cantu Ledesma Return As Raum On 'Daughter'
Christian Eede , February 7th, 2022 14:31

It features the first music to emerge from the collaborative project since 2013

Grouper, AKA Liz Harris, and Jefre-Cantu Ledesma have reunited as Raum for a new album, Daughter.

Spanning seven tracks, it's the pair's second collaborative album and their first release together since 2013's Event Of Your Leaving. The album is dedicated to filmmaker Paul Clipson, who passed away in 2018 and was a friend of the two artists. Much of the material featured on the record came out of a residency that Harris and Ledesma undertook with Clipson in Marfa, Texas in 2016.

In a joint statement about the record, Harris and Ledesma said: "We met several times to work on finishing these recordings over the years, but a big piece of the record only made sense after sitting with the loss of Paul. The recordings took on a special resonance.

"They are a document of the last time the three of us were in the same physical place. His film projector sound is embedded there. The sound of our long walks in the desert scrub. Sounds of birds screaming in the mornings. Heat, calm, companionship, and grief; all moving very slowly — across years, across a remembered landscape."

Daughter is out now on Yellowelectric.