Grouper – Ruins
Ruins was made in Aljezur, Portugal in 2011 on a residency set up by Galeria Zé dos Bois. While in Portugal, where she stayed in a house owned by the aunt of music director Sérgio Hydalgo, Harris listened to records by Carlos Paredes, Nina Simone and Leonard Cohen.
Regarding "Call Across Rooms", Harris stated that "the song is on one level very plain and literal, about a letter I wrote for someone I loved and could not get along with. On a more subconscious, poetic level, it is a letter to myself, as aspiration to love better."
1. Made of Metal
3. Call Across Rooms
8. Made of Air