Portland-based artist Liz Harris, aka Grouper, will follow last year's haunting The Man Who Died in His Boat with a new album Ruins, slated for an October 31st release on Kranky (see the cover art below). According to Harris, Ruins was made three years ago in Portugal. “I'm still surprised by what I wound up with,” she recalls in the press release. “It was the first time I'd sat still for a few years; processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage...When I wasn't recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village...The album is a document. A nod to that daily walk." While we wait for the first songs from Ruins, take a wander through Harris' headspace via her intricate, almost-musical visual art on her recently launched website.