MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover

Montgomery, Roy

R M H Q: Headquarters

Grapefruit
4XLP $61.00

10/21/2016 600197676813 

GY6-8 


4XCD $17.50

10/21/2016 600197676820 

GY 6-8 CD 


FLAC $16.99

10/21/2016 600197676820 

 


MP3 $15.99

10/21/2016 600197676820 

 


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.

Tracklist

  1. #1 Tropic of Anodyne

    Listen

  2. #2 Dear Future Loser

    Listen

  3. #3 You Always Get What You Deserve

    Listen

  4. #4 I Was a Distant Star

    Listen

  5. #5 Seven Faded Dreams

    Listen

  6. #6 If and Only If

    Listen

  7. #7 Hanging Melody

    Listen

  8. #8 As the Sun Sets

    Listen

  9. #9 Rough take-off

    Listen

  10. #10 10538 Overdrive

    Listen

  11. #11 Little Big Star

    Listen

  12. #12 Dazed Pig Dreamhome Slide

    Listen

  13. #13 At the Gogol Au Go Go (for Natstya Terekhova)

    Listen

  14. #14 Six guitar salute to Peter Gutteridge

    Listen

  15. #15 Making love in a blast furnace

    Listen

  16. #16 Slow heroes

    Listen

  17. #17 Rough landing

    Listen

  18. #18 Ten Beers with Five Bears at Two Guns, Arizona

    Listen

  19. #19 I.O.U. Otto

    Listen

  20. #20 Pipeline

    Listen

  21. #21 And later we looked up at the stars

    Listen

  22. #22 A Guitar called Boomslang

    Listen

  23. #23 Another David Lynch thanks, no ice

    Listen

  24. #24 Chasing Monica Vitti

    Listen

  25. #25 Cocktails with Can

    Listen

  26. #26 Otherness

    Listen

  27. #27 Riding

    Listen

  28. #28 Last Alarm (for Brad Fletcher)

    Listen

  29. #29 Unshore

    Listen

  30. #30 Weathering Mortality (feat. Emma Johnston)

    Listen

Single MP3s for this release are $0.99.

Related Items

cover

Montgomery, Roy

Suffuse
Grapefruit
cover

Montgomery, Roy

H: Bender
Grapefruit
cover

Montgomery, Roy

M: Darkmotif Dancehall
Grapefruit
cover

Montgomery, Roy

Q: Transient Global Amnesia
Grapefruit
cover

Montgomery, Roy

R: Tropic Of Anodyne
Grapefruit
cover

Montgomery, Roy

Temple Iv
Kranky
cover

Enhet För Fri Musik

Det Finns Ett Hjärta Som För Dig
Grapefruit
cover

Joyner, Simon

Pocket Moon
Grapefruit
cover

Jefferies, Peter

Last Ticket Home
Grapefruit
cover

Ament, Pat

Songs
Grapefruit
cover

Ament, Pat

Time Moved On
Grapefruit
cover

Sterba, Noah

The 13-bar Blues
Grapefruit