These records arrived the day after the election. Their meaning changed for me. Initially I thought of these as simple, sad songs. As I held one in my hand I instead noticed, felt glad for, the bright color; image of the sun, noticed instead points of light in each song.
“Headache” is about grief, but also survival and resilience. “I’m Clean Now” finds an appreciation of failed love by re-describing it as landscape, without judgment. Not a celebration of loss, more pagan / feral; an acknowledgement of its power. Wind passing through a valley, shaking heads of wild flowers.
Heads of Wild Flowers: An Interview with Grouper’s Liz Harris – http://thefanzine.com/heads-of-wild-flowers-an-interview-with-groupers-liz-harris/