Roy Montgomery
Rhymes Of Chance
Grapefruit Records
LP (blue)
GY 11-3 LP
Edition of 500 copies, blue vinyl
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1Rhymes of Chance Pt 1
2Rhymes of Chance Pt 2
3Rhymes of Chance Pt 3
4Rhymes of Chance Pt 4
5Rhymes of Chance Pt 5 (feat. Emma Johnston)
6Rhymes of Chance Pt 6 (feat. Emma Johnston)
7Das Wartezimmer
8Losers' March (feat. Emma Johnston)
9Aspiratory (feat. Emma Johnston)

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.

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.