Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series

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Lars Gotrich Quietly haunting, deafeningly beautiful emanations of half-memories and forgotten landscapes. buttondown.email/vikingschoice/archive/fc9b3c1f-8cf1-4779-a45d-49fd779d511c Favorite track: Island of Lost Souls - Cowboy Mouth (For Sam Shepard).
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Roy Montgomery's music has been tuggin' on my heartstrings almost three decades by now. His distinctive recording style in the first two volumes released so far by Ba Da Bing Records in this amazing 4 album series truly reveal / show how original the Montgomery fella is. He conjures the most beautifully melancholy sentiments with such seemingly ease, Roy Montgomery music is brilliant; as well as imminently listenable every spin.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases November 1, 2021

      $20 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Please note: We are currently unable to accept mailorders from Australia or New Zealand because of a post office ban on sending packages.

    This is a pre-order which will ship in February 2022.

    Includes: Island of Lost Souls, That Best Forgotten Work, Rhymes of Chance, and Audiotherapy.

    All four releases are in tip-on jackets, on color vinyl, and limited to 500 copies each.

    Every subscriber will receive four 6x9 matte postcard prints of the album artwork.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases November 1, 2021
    item ships out on or around February 1, 2022
    edition of 500  20 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $85 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Please note that our release dates for the records have changed. Due to an unprecedented backup at pressing plants, production is taking months longer than usual. We are still planning on getting all the albums out this year.



    All four releases are in tip-on jackets, on color vinyl, and limited to 500 copies each.

    Every subscriber will receive four 6x9 matte postcard prints of the album artwork.

    *** If you're planning on ordering more than one copy, get in touch with us at hello@badabingrecords.com or via Bandcamp for a shipping discount.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases November 1, 2021
    item ships out within 7 days
    edition of 500  5 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $85 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Please note: We are currently unable to accept mailorders from Australia or New Zealand because of a post office ban on sending packages.

    * Select this option if you would like all four CDs in the series and want to pay for shipping four times, thereby having each CD from this series sent upon its release. To have all of them shipped together, please select the other merch listing. These are the release dates:

    February 5, 2021 - Island of Lost Souls
    July 30, 2021 - That Best Forgotten Work
    October 22, 2021 - Rhymes of Chance
    January 14 2022- Audiotherapy

    Please note that our release dates for the records have changed. Due to an unprecedented backup at pressing plants, production is taking months longer than usual. We are still planning on getting all the albums out this year.


    All four releases are limited to 500 copies each.

    Every subscriber will receive four 6x9 matte postcard prints of the album artwork.

    *** If you're planning on ordering more than one copy, get in touch with us at hello@badabingrecords.com or via Bandcamp for a shipping discount.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    digital album releases November 1, 2021
    item ships out within 5 days
    edition of 500  2 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $30 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Please note: We are currently unable to accept mailorders from Australia or New Zealand because of a post office ban on sending packages.

    In a cardboard gatefold wallet.

    *Choose this if you want to ONLY order the Island of Lost Souls CD and not all four releases.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases November 1, 2021
    item ships out within 5 days
    edition of 500  4 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $11 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Please note: We are currently unable to accept mailorders from Australia or New Zealand because of a post office ban on sending packages.

    *Choose this option if you ONLY want the That Best Forgotten Work LP and not all four LPs in the series.

    Roy Montgomery, a pioneer of the NZ underground, believes there is always new sonic terrain to investigate. His latest series of albums 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. To commemorate, Grapefruit will be releasing four new Montgomery albums in 2021 which can be purchased individually or via subscription. The first installment, Island of Lost Souls, arrived to great acclaim in January. The second and latest album His Best Forgotten Work features Montgomery’s rare, brooding vocals across nine gorgeous tracks recorded from his home in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    His Best Forgotten Work follows the intense, all-instrumental Island of Lost Souls. It departs in spirit with darkly buoyant variations on popular songs, including two highly anticipated covers of legendary songs by the Carpenters (Superstar) and Tim Buckley (Song to the Siren). Montgomery shows us that these influences aren’t such strange bedfellows after all; one need only listen closely.

    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. His compositions are beautiful as well as disconcerting, and often speak to precarity and dread. His Best Forgotten Work is a title with tongue planted firmly in cheek, alluding to the artist’s position of enjoying a peculiar bit of fame in relative obscurity. But listen to his dry wit and rich voice, you’ll find it isn’t easily forgotten.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    digital album releases November 1, 2021
    item ships out within 5 days
    edition of 500  2 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $25 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Please note: We are currently unable to accept mailorders from Australia or New Zealand because of a post office ban on sending packages.

    *Choose this if you want to ONLY order the That Best Forgotten Work CD and not all four releases.

    Roy Montgomery, a pioneer of the NZ underground, believes there is always new sonic terrain to investigate. His latest series of albums 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. To commemorate, Grapefruit will be releasing four new Montgomery albums in 2021 which can be purchased individually or via subscription. The first installment, Island of Lost Souls, arrived to great acclaim in January. The second and latest album His Best Forgotten Work features Montgomery’s rare, brooding vocals across nine gorgeous tracks recorded from his home in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    His Best Forgotten Work follows the intense, all-instrumental Island of Lost Souls. It departs in spirit with darkly buoyant variations on popular songs, including two highly anticipated covers of legendary songs by the Carpenters (Superstar) and Tim Buckley (Song to the Siren). Montgomery shows us that these influences aren’t such strange bedfellows after all; one need only listen closely.

    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. His compositions are beautiful as well as disconcerting, and often speak to precarity and dread. His Best Forgotten Work is a title with tongue planted firmly in cheek, alluding to the artist’s position of enjoying a peculiar bit of fame in relative obscurity. But listen to his dry wit and rich voice, you’ll find it isn’t easily forgotten.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    digital album releases November 1, 2021
    item ships out within 5 days
    edition of 500  8 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $11 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Please note: We are currently unable to accept mailorders from Australia or New Zealand because of a post office ban on sending packages.

    *Choose this option if you ONLY want the Rhymes of Chance LP and not all four LPs in the series.

    Roy Montgomery, a pioneer of the NZ underground, believes there is always new sonic terrain to investigate. His latest series of albums 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. To commemorate, Grapefruit will be releasing four new Montgomery albums in 2021, which can be purchased individually or via subscription.

    The third release of the series, Rhymes Of Chance, is the darkest entry of the four. Songs sound particularly spacious and minimal, with two tracks centering forlorn melodies around trusty collaborator Emma Johnston’s singing and two others sung by Montgomery himself. While Side A presents the six-part “Rhymes Of Chance” suite, Side B’s “Aspiratory” holds a clue to Montgomery’s approach on this record; a floating dirge stretches time, much in the manner Mark Hollis (to whom the song is dedicated) approached music.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    digital album releases November 1, 2021
    item ships out within 7 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $25 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Please note: We are currently unable to accept mailorders from Australia or New Zealand because of a post office ban on sending packages.

    **Choose this option if you ONLY want the Rhymes of Chance CD and not all four CDs in the series.


    Roy Montgomery, a pioneer of the NZ underground, believes there is always new sonic terrain to investigate. His latest series of albums 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. To commemorate, Grapefruit will be releasing four new Montgomery albums in 2021, which can be purchased individually or via subscription.

    The third release of the series, Rhymes Of Chance, is the darkest entry of the four. Songs sound particularly spacious and minimal, with two tracks centering forlorn melodies around trusty collaborator Emma Johnston’s singing and two others sung by Montgomery himself. While Side A presents the six-part “Rhymes Of Chance” suite, Side B’s “Aspiratory” holds a clue to Montgomery’s approach on this record; a floating dirge stretches time, much in the manner Mark Hollis (to whom the song is dedicated) approached music.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    ... more
    digital album releases November 1, 2021
    item ships out within 7 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $11 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Please note: We are currently unable to accept mailorders from Australia or New Zealand because of a post office ban on sending packages.

    *2nd Pressing - Ships February 2022*

    *Choose this option if you ONLY want the Island of Lost Souls LP and not all four LPs in the series*

    In a tip-on jacket on translucent sea blue vinyl.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases November 1, 2021
    item ships out on or around February 15, 2022
    edition of 500  98 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $25 USD or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Please note: We are currently unable to accept mailorders from Australia or New Zealand because of a post office ban on sending packages.

    * Select this option if you would like to order all four CDs in the series and pay for shipping once, thereby having all four copies of this series sent upon release of the 4th record. This will be January 14, 2022. To have each shipped as it is released, please select the other merch listing. *

    Includes: Island of Lost Souls, That Best Forgotten Work, Audiotherapy, and Rhymes of Chance.

    All four releases are limited to 500 copies each.

    Every subscriber will receive four 6x9 matte postcard prints of the album artwork.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases November 1, 2021
    item ships out on or around January 14, 2022
    edition of 500  1 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      $30 USD or more 

     

  • Island of Lost Souls LP on translucent blue vinyl THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL LP ORDER AND NOT THE SUBSCRIPTION
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    In a tip-on jacket on translucent sea blue vinyl.

    *Choose this option if you ONLY want the Island of Lost Souls LP and not all four LPs in the series.

    Includes digital pre-order of Roy Montgomery 40th Anniversary 2021 LP Series. You get 24 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

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Audiotherapy - Blue Poem (For Jack Rose)
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Audiotherapy - Small Informal Mass
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Audiotherapy - Rocky Road (For Peter Stapleton)
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Audiotherapy - Temple Vu
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Audiotherapy - Loop Spools
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Audiotherapy - 19 Layered Elliptical Omnichord Patterns to Recalibrate a Damaged Heart
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Audiotherapy - Christchurch in the Age of Tony Peake

about

** This album will be released FEBRUARY 5, 2021**
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. To commemorate, Grapefruit will be releasing four new Montgomery albums in 2021 which can be purchased individually or via subscription. Island of Lost Souls is the first.

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 Island of Lost Souls, 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.

As an islander himself, based in New Zealand’s largest city, Christchurch, Montgomery draws from his surroundings as he writes. Straddling the urban and the rural, the sparse and the frenetic, his compositions can be beautiful as well as disconcerting, and often speak to precarity and dread. The opening track, “Cowboy Mouth (For Sam Shepard),” infuses space rock with a cinematic arc and intensity befitting the late experimental playwright of the dedication. “The Electric Children of Hildegard von Bingen (For Florian Fricke),” named for the 2nd century Benedictine composer and mystic while dedicated to the Krautrock master of Popol Vuh, is an ecstatic 15-minute piece grounded by a booming staccato melody. Sounds rise and retreat again through shifting keys, suggesting Hildegard’s visions.

Island of Lost Souls 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 we are all with Montgomery on this island whether we’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.

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