Album Of The Week: Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Jardín

 Jardín by Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Via Stones Throw Records ★★★★☆

Jardín is Gabriel Garzon-Montano’s debut album on Stones Throw Records. Gabriel Garzon-Montano’s formidable skills have come to fruition on his Stones Throw debut. “This album came out of wanting to make music that reminds people how beautiful life is and how delicate their heart is,” he said. “I’ve always wanted to make music that is healing, comforting, and funky. I named the album Jardín hoping for it to create a space for healing when people put it on. “A garden is full of life, growth and beauty,” Gabriel said of choosing that unifying image as the title for his new album. “It makes me think of green and white and all the colors as they appear in different flowers.” That vivid spectrum bursts forth on Jardín itself and the album contains references to fruit of all sorts, sour mango, juicy tangerines and sweet peaches. From the heartache and aching vocals that float over the dusty drums of Crawl to the stutter-step thump of Bombo Fabrika to the high falsetto he nails on Octave, Garzon- Montano proves himself to already be one of 2017’s biggest breakout talents.       

Jardín is out now via Stones Throw Records.

CF Smith

Permeating your ears with good music.

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