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ROY MONTGOMERY

SUFFUSE

GRAPEFRUIT


Format: LP
Cata No: GY8-1
Barcode: 600197678114
Format: CD
Cata No: GY8-1CD
Barcode: 600197678121
Despite praise and acclaim throughout his career, Roy Montgomery
hates his singing. From his point of view, it’s done out of necessity,
when he doesn’t have anyone else around to substitute. Roughly one
quarter of Montgomery’s epic multi-album 2016 release R M H Q had
his singing, and those are his least favorite tracks.
Grapefruit has done the best they can to argue that his basso
undertones are the center of his appeal throughout his entire body of
work, from the first The Pin Group single on Flying Nun in 1981,
through his work in Dadamah, Dissolve and on to his legendary
’90s solo releases. However, is it a surprise he jumped at the idea
of composing an album for other vocalists? This began as a series
of alternate takes of the material on Tropic Of Anodyne, the tracks
with vocals off his last release. That concept morphed into assembling
vocalists to sing on new songs, and he conceived instrumental material
that would fit each singer. Half of the songs came together, resulting
in Suffuse. The album charts a slow progression from those who share
similarities with Montgomery’s rumbling vocal technique to those
who come at singing differently, with minute contrasts throughout.
Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux) and Jessica Larrabee (She Keeps
Bees) bring the first two tracks, with Katie Von Schleicher following
with a raw expression of emotional loss, and the sisters Clementine
and Valentine Nixon (Purple Pilgrims) expressing emptiness
by stripping away words, weaving their voices together through
Montgomery’s elastic webbing. Julianna Barwick adds drive and
nuance to the foamy sonic waves of “Sigma Octantis,” as “Landfall”
crashes in slow motion chaos over Liz Harris’s (Grouper) multitracked
layers. These compositions generously embrace their guest
leaders, and for the first time in his career, Roy Montgomery has made
a cogent artistic argument as to why he shouldn’t be singing these
songs himself.

Tracks:

1. Apparition (w/ Haley Fohr)
2. Rainbird (w/ She Keeps Bees)
3. Outsider Love Ballad No 1
(w/ Katie Von Schleicher)
4. Mirage (w/ Purple Pilgrims)
5. Sigma Octantis (w/ Julianna Barwick)
6. Landfall (w/ Liz Harris)

Press:

New album by celebrated New Zealand
guitarist legend (Pin Group, Dadamah,
Dissolve) who in the past 40 years has
released records on Flying Nun, Kranky,
Drunken Fish and VHF
? Vocal contributions from Haley Fohr
(Circuit Des Yeux), Julianna Barwick, Liz
Harris (Grouper), Katie Von Schleicher,
Purple Pilgrims (Clementine and Valentine
Adams) and She Keeps Bees (Jessica
Larrabee)

 

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SPIRITUAL PAJAMAS


NOTS - ANXIOUS TREND / IN GLASS NOTS
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OCS - MEMORY OF A CUT OFF HEAD OCS
MEMORY OF A CUT OFF HEAD

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OH SEES - ORC OH SEES
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CASTLE FACE


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SERRATION PULSE

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PIFFLE SAYERS

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A WEIRD EXITS

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THEE OH SEES - AN ODD ENTRANCES THEE OH SEES
AN ODD ENTRANCES

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THEE OH SEES - HELP THEE OH SEES
HELP

IN THE RED


THEE OH SEES - WARM SLIME THEE OH SEES
WARM SLIME

IN THE RED


THEE OH SEES - CASTLEMANIA THEE OH SEES
CASTLEMANIA

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SINGLES COMPILATION VOL: 1&2

CASTLE FACE


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THEE OH SEES - PUTRIFIERS II THEE OH SEES
PUTRIFIERS II

IN THE RED


THEE OH SEES - FLOATING COFFIN THEE OH SEES
FLOATING COFFIN

CASTLE FACE


THEE OH SEES - MOON SICK E.P. THEE OH SEES
MOON SICK E.P.

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THEE OH SEES - SINGLES COLLECTION VOL: 3 THEE OH SEES
SINGLES COLLECTION VOL: 3

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THEE OH SEES - DROP THEE OH SEES
DROP

CASTLE FACE


THEE OH SEES - MUTILATOR DEFEATED AT LAST THEE OH SEES
MUTILATOR DEFEATED AT LAST

CASTLE FACE


THEE OH SEES - FORTRESS THEE OH SEES
FORTRESS

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THEE OH SEES - LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO THEE OH SEES
LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO

CASTLE FACE


TY SEGALL - MR. FACE TY SEGALL
MR. FACE

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VARIOUS - GIVE ME MY FLOWERS VARIOUS
GIVE ME MY FLOWERS

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