Grouper’s A I A albums, Dream Loss and Alien Observer, to be reissued on vinyl for first time since 2012

Grouper's A I A albums, Dream Loss and Alien Observer, to be reissued on vinyl for first time since 2012
Photo: Ricardo Pereira

Back in 2011, Liz Harris simultaneously released Dream Loss and Alien Observer as two parts of the A I A series. At the time, TMT wrote, “this sound/synapse transposition is as haunting as it is beautiful — surely Grouper’s best.”

While the original vinyl editions have long since vanished into the ether, Kranky has announced a vinyl reissue of the two records. You can pre-order both of those albums now ahead of the October 25 release date.

Below you’ll find a live version of “Alien Observer” from Harris’ 2009 visit to Oslo’s Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum.


A I A: Dream Loss tracklisting:

01. Dragging the Streets
02. I Saw a Ray
03. Soul Eraser
04. Atone
05. No Other
06. Wind Return
07. A Lie


A I A: Alien Observer tracklisting:

01. Moon is Sharp
02. Alien Observer
03. Vapor Trails
04. She Loves Me That Way
05. Mary on the Wall
06. Come Softly
07. Strangers

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