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ROY MONTGOMERY

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS

GRAPEFRUIT


Format: LP
Cata No: GY11-1LP
Barcode: 600197610411
Format: CD
Cata No: GY11-1CD
Barcode: 600197610428
Island Of Lost Souls is the first of four new albums by Roy
Montgomery coming out in 2021 to commemorate Montgomery’s
forty years in music. His debut release was also Flying Nun’s first, the
Pin Group 7-inch from 1981.

Roy Montgomery, a pioneer of the NZ underground, believes
there is always new sonic terrain to investigate. His latest album
for Grapefruit marks forty years of rigorous exploration in which
he’s managed to navigate disparate genres, scenes, and atmospheres,
always at the forefront of experimental independent music.

Island Of Lost Souls follows his acclaimed 2018 LP Suffuse—a
novel departure in which he consigned all vocal duties to ambient /
experimental peers Liz Harris (of Grouper), Julianna Barwick, Purple
Pilgrims, Haley Fohr (of Circuit des Yeux), Katie von Schleicher,
and She Keeps Bees. But the veteran evolves again. On this release
Montgomery creates resounding, aerial compositions for guitar.
Where some might be inclined to relax and lean into their legacy at
this stage in a sprawling career, Montgomery’s new music continues
to seek and challenge, moving like the eye of a storm.

This latest album cries out like a chorus, though there are no vocals
on the record. Its tracklist instead builds upon the lonesome and
polyphonic dimensions of guitar in order to express universal
feelings of communion and isolation, resisting conclusion but never
resorting to fatalism. Life is all about navigating these contradictions
and everyone is with Montgomery on this island whether they’d like
to admit it or not. Here, the artist has created a work of wisdom and
grit, a searing beauty, a new masterpiece for an uncertain and restless
time.

Tracks:

1. Cowboy Mouth (For Sam Shepard)
2. Soundcheck (For Adrian Borland)
3. Unhalfmuted (For Peter Principle)
4. The Electric Children Of Hildegard
Von Bingen (For Florian Fricke)

Press:

First of four new releases by pioneer of the
NZ underground, celebrating forty years in
music
Final, side-long track ranks amongst the
artist's most captivating works
Limited sea blue vinyl
Artwork by New Zealand artist Trudi
Cameron, whose artwork will be on each
of the four records

 

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