We The Beat presents
SOhO Music Club
Santa Barbara, CA
Wednesday, Sep 19
On his debut LP, Jardín, Gabriel Garzón-Montano sings of the struggles and uncertainties of the many-layered game that is America today, from the specific doubt and double consciousness of the first-generation hustle, to the universal challenges of love, legacy, and exploring the maze of one's own mind. A child of immigrant parents - a child of Brooklyn, NY - Garzón-Montano’s aesthetic is an extension of his French-Colombian heritage, a pastiche of Bach sonatas, cumbia records, and the machine gun funk that echoes to this day from behind half-rolled tints up and down Nostrand Ave. His mother, a member of the Philip Glass ensemble in the 1990’s, instilled within him a painstaking attention to detail that remains a hallmark of his process. “My mother is the reason I love music,” he says. Her rigorous classical instruction served as his creative engine as he honed his skills over the course of years in the lab, copping Stevie's changes, studying Prince's lyrics, and absorbing the beat theses of Timbaland, Dilla, and Pete Rock.
Jardín (Stones Throw Records) came on the heels of three intense years of touring, writing and recording. Soon after the 2014 release of his debut EP, Bishouné: Alma del Huila, Gabriel was invited out on the road by rock legend Lenny Kravitz, as direct support on 23 concerts across Europe. The day after playing Wembley Arena, he received a call notifying him that his song "6 8" would be sampled by Drake on his full-length “If You're Reading This, It's Too Late” (and again two years later on “More Life”). The months following these cosigns Garzón-Montano was featured at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits.
In 2016, he returned to Waterfront Studios in Hudson, NY, to record Jardín with his mentor, analog guru Henry Hirsch. A capable multi-instrumentalist, Gabriel tracked drums, bass, guitar, piano, and synthesizers direct to 2" tape, adding percussion, digital programming, and several layers of his own vocals to create a lush sonic environment that recalls a contemporary, streetwise Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants. "I wanted to make music that would remind people how beautiful life is - how delicate their hearts are," says Garzón-Montano. "A garden is full of life, and growth, and beauty. I named the album Jardín hoping for it to create a space for healing when people put it on. I've always wanted to make music that is healing, comforting, and funky." This intention is, perhaps, what has always attracted listeners to his music. Fans of Bishouné will find familiar ground in the organic sounds and impressionist narratives of Jardín: the Moog-heavy "Fruitflies" reads as a lyrical epilogue to "Keep on Running," while "The Game" brings the folkloric percussion of "Me Alone" home from Cartagena to Crown Heights. The enduring choruses of "Sour Mango," "Crawl," and "My Balloon" exhibit a melodic and compositional craftsmanship reminiscent of the fan favorite "Everything is Everything," confirming Garzón-Montano's innate pop sensibilities, and his indisputable knack for fusing a wide range of classic influences and cutting-edge ideas to create a sound all his own.
In 2017, Jardín was met with praise by critics and fans alike, and was awarded several notable best-of lists including NPR’s 10 Best R&B Albums of 2017, and #5 on KCRW’s albums of the year. Visuals for the album also received accolades, as “Bombo Fabrika” was ranked on Remezcla’s Top 25 Videos from Latin Artists. Garzón-Montano collaborated with several female rappers including Little Simz and Junglepussy for a series of remixes with verses over the Jardín instrumentals which became playlist favorites. Appearances on NPR’s “Tiny Desk” and the nationally syndicated program “World Cafe,” along with headlining shows in the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia, and festival stops including Primavera Festival in Spain, and SummerStage in New York showcased the album further. In early 2018, Gabriel released “Golden Wings,” an upbeat track with an infectious rhythm accompanied by a video shot in Death Valley, keeping his growing audience eager for his next body of work which is imminent.
We The Beat is a California-based collective of tastemakers and forward-thinking individuals pushing the boundaries of music discovery and concert production. With a new-wave take on the counterculture movement of the 50s and 60s' Beat Generation, WTB strives to promote the exploration of the new and uncharted while blurring the lines between pop and underground culture.
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