The Loving Gaze by Montero – LP + download



Fall in love with the debut album by Montero, The Loving Gaze, on vinyl with a download code to boot!

An audacious Australian supergroup based around the creatively adept output of Ben Montero. ‘The Loving Gaze’ takes you on a dreamy, psychedelic trip from start to finish. It’s a fearless debut and one of the best we’ve heard in a long time. The albums first track “Adriana” instantly grabs your attention, softly kicking off with trumpets, flutes, piano, synthesizers, echo heavy vocals, and blissed out harmonies that end with an affirmative mantra of “I’ll take good care of you, you’ll never be alone”. From the beginning and throughout the album there is a spiritual vibe at the core of the songs, a sense of positivity and hope, which is quite powerful once you let yourself into the flow of the record. Montero undeniably tap into Mercury Rev’s ghostly beauty on “BC”, and there is a reverberation of their influence in most of the tracks, however less eerie. Elsewhere lyrically there are traces of R Stevie Moore tackling a bold 70’s soft-rock opus, to great effect. There are also a few psychedelic pop numbers “Dead Heads Come To Dinner”, “Glam Campbell” and a little freak out “Taste The Carbonation” that remind us of a Neil Michael Hagerty if he kept his wild propulsive jazz prog on a more joyful, spectral path. The great thing is, that Montero sound timeless, and they are confidently searching through the boundaries of a bygone era of music, and keeping it alive and relative to in today’s world. The album moves at steady pace, it’s a smooth and seductive affair, full of lush harmonies, swishing synths, and ‘those were the days’ feelgood factor. Recommended for fans of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s ‘Before Today’, Gayngs ‘Relayted’, Destroyer’s ‘Kaputt’ and Foxygen’s ‘We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic'”EL RANCHO

VINYL MAIL ORDER = $30 + postage within Australia. Includes download code.
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Mumbai/Rainman 7″ single by Montero


Mumbai b/w Rainman is the debut 7″ release by new Melbourne soft-rock/slow-wave supergroop Montero.The two jams on the debut Montero 7″ single are shaping up to be the pop/schmaltz/glam/prog/post-mellow/wave-wave/man-core anthems for tomorrow. Mumbai is best described as post economic meltdown relaxation pop; its lilting cadences evoke a flood of associations — self help rock, Wall Street relaxation tape sounds, stress ball gazing, new age ocean rock, positive thoughts manuals and the Indian Ocean. Rainman is the big daddy of the hitherto-unknown genre of custody battle space rock, or should we call it camp psychedelic divorcecore? Either way, its transportive synths, epic MOR moves and face melting guitar solo will dissolve all inhibitions. 7″ VINYL SINGLE $15.00 + FREE POSTAGE WITHIN AUSTRALIA.

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