Grouper, Parking Lot.

While it will likely feel like forever since Ruins was released several years ago, Liz Harris’ spectral return is so far removed from the monotonous, temporal passing of telluric existence, that Parking Lot – the first to surface from Grouper’s forthcoming Grid of Points full-length – parks such feelings instantly, instead replacing these with those of quietude and disquietude in commensurate measure. Harris’ is a special, if not singular talent, her unhurried, highly euphonic work both comforting and discomposing; it’s almost as though hers are previously decomposed compositions, exhumed from decades long-since deceased, that have been dusted down and built up with both diligence and dexterity to hand, and restored to a far higher standard than ever before. And Parking Lot – all plangent, tenebrous piano and phantomic vocals – is about as beautiful as they come.

Grid of Points is available from April 27th via Kranky.