Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Agüita

£23.99
  • Gabriel Garzón Montano - Agüita
2nd October 2020 / LP or CD / Jagjaguwar

Gabriel Garzón-Montano

Agüita

£23.99
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French-Colombian via NYC multi-instrumental, multi-disciplined rapper & singer Gabriel returns for his second album of cross-genre, up-front pop jams.

The magic of 'Agüita' lives in Gabriel’s ability to consolidate a range of truths into a focused, crystallized idea.

On his album, the tracks “Bloom,” “Blue Dot,” and “Fields” compare the growth and loss inherent in human life with the changing of the seasons and the life cycles of the universe; on “Fields,” Garzón-Montano evokes the despondent whimper of Thom Yorke.

+ Indie version LP is pressed on limited opaque yellow coloured vinyl.

There are mirrors of the same themes in compositions like “With a Smile,” “Tombs,” “Someone,” and “Moonless,” a quartet of songs that explore the births and deaths of the relationships we have with the people we love; on “Moonless,” Gabriel explores for the first time his struggle with the grief of his mother’s passing: “Mama died / and I was moonless in a Stygian tide...trying to hide the ripening tumor / breathing fire, love but a rumour / There’s a woman in my sky / 17 when I learned to cry...” It is to his immense credit as a songwriter that we are left with an understanding of the depth of his loss, despite having never experienced it.

Equally impactful are the trap and reggaeton cuts – the album’s energetic high points. On “Agüita,” “Mira My Look,” and “Muñeca,” GGM delves into club-banger territory, performing in Spanish for the first time on record.

Whether you’re here for the medium, or for the message, for the man himself, or one of his characters, Agüita stands as the strongest installment thus far in a series of alarmingly sincere, sensationally profound works, from an artist who has sought not only to challenge established preconceptions and categories, but to expose their ultimate unworthiness.

From composition to execution, the product of his labour distills the essence of Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s genius, an uninterrupted creative process rare in this age of fattened album credits.

1. Tombs
2. With A Smile 
3. Muñeca 
4. Fields 
5. Mira My Look 
6. Moonless 
7. Someone 
8. Bloom 
9. Agüita 
10. Blue Dot (with Theo Bleckmann)

Format /LP or CD
Released /2nd October 2020
Catalogue / JAG368LP-C1
Barcode / 0656605236834
Label /Jagjaguwar
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