Montgomery, Roy: R: Tropic Of Anodyne

Montgomery, Roy SKU: 31445887
Roy Montgomery: R: Tropic Of Anodyne

Montgomery, Roy: R: Tropic Of Anodyne

Montgomery, Roy SKU: 31445887

Format: VINYL LP

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Description

Title: R: Tropic Of Anodyne
Artist: Montgomery, Roy
Label: Grapefruit
Product Type: VINYL LP
UPC: 600197676318
Genre: Rock

Vinyl LP pressing. 2016 release from the veteran New Zealand musician. R: Tropic of Anodyne highlights Montgomery's baritone lamentations on every track. It sets the blueprint for all of R M H Q while displaying Montgomery's talent for brevity. His self-reflective lyrics remain personal, even answering the Rolling Stones' classic "You Can't Always Get What You Want" with the sobering "You Always Get What You Deserve." It's been over a decade since Roy Montgomery's last album, and R M H Q is a hell of a return. This release contains four distinct records of new material. Listening to any of his work is a visceral experience - repeating phrases swell and decay, immersing the listener in the cyclical narrative of his compositions. Montgomery was in his rock band period in the eighties, when the dark, minimalist post-punk of The Pin Group lead into the gloriously open-ended freedoms of Dadamah. After a quiet spell, he returned in the late nineties, producing towering spires of guitar lines that exposed fragility between the strums. With his solo releases and in collaboration with Flying Saucer Attack, Bardo Pond (Hash Jar Tempo), and Chris Heaphy (Dissolve), his focus shifted from the truth-mining of rock music to epic celestialism. His ambitious yet humble tracks outstrip their origins, and Montgomery toured the world sitting cross-legged on the floor, playing twenty-plus-minute compositions. A long period of silence followed, marked only with a split album with Grouper (who lists Montgomery as a primary influence), involvement in Torlesse Super Group, and a couple thematic variations serving as soundtracks for films. Instead, he focused on his personal and professional commitments. Unfortunately, two horrific events preceded his return: the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011 condemned Montgomery's entire neighborhood save for his home, stripping his street of a community; and, as a volunteer firefighter, he saw first-hand the destruction and loss of life in the city center. Additionally, since 2014, illness in the family has dominated his life. Self-expression once again demanded an outlet. R M H Q is four albums conceived and recorded over a very short period, each of them carrying a distinct focus and mood.

Tracks:
1.1 Tropic of Anodyne
1.2 Dear Future Loser
1.3 You Always Get What You Deserve
1.4 I Was a Distant Star
1.5 Seven Faded Dreams
1.6 If and Only If
1.7 Hanging Melody
1.8 As the Sun Sets

Audio Sample:
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