The Man Who Died in His Boat
Grouper--not Groper, don't miss the u--is a one-woman band that plays ambient music with interweaving background vocals that only come to the forefront on the final track, "Living Room." In fact, the vocals and instrumentation seem hesitant to assume control in any of these songs. What you are left with are hazy, dreamy, whispers of songs that almost beg to be ignored by the listener. Thus, good bedtime music, I suppose. But when you're paying attention, you quickly notice the album's unmistakable beauty. I guess it sounds like I don't like it. I do. Whether you like it depends on your taste for severely mellow music.