Grouper’s latest effort is an absolute masterpiece. “Headache” is filled with the type of beauty that lays waste to pessimism. It is a bath of hope that has melted past the state of liquid into a state of bucolic and humming noise. “Headache” finds a transcendental sound that doesn’t just lift you up, but pulls you gently to your feet and sets you on your way to a better tomorrow. If that’s not what the doctor prescribed to get us through the last few days of 2016, I don’t know what is.
You can find “Headache” on Grouper’s recently released Paradise Valley 7.