“Maybe I’ll play the game / And trade my trust for fame / And still be just as lonely.” So goes the sombre refrain of ‘Trial’, the opening track on Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s debut album. Through these introspective lines, he sets the tone for his record; a forty-minute foray into a melting-pot of soul, jazz, cumbia, hip-hop and P-funk. At once lusciously dense and minimal, all is unified through Garzón-Montano’s self-harmonising vocals which tell of social commentary, imagined landscape, and personal journey.
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[This piece was originally published in Clash Magazine on 02/02/17]