Roy Montgomery's Divine Distortion Makes 'Landfall' With Grouper's Liz Harris

Roy Montgomery's music is like swimming through phantoms. The New Zealand guitarist enlists Circuit Des Yeux's Haley Fohr, Julianna Barwick and others to sing on Suffuse, out Aug. 17.
Roy Montgomery enlists Circuit Des Yeux's Haley Fohr, Julianna Barwick and others to sing on his new album, Suffuse, out Aug. 17. Source: Maeve Montgomery McCarthy

's music is like swimming through phantoms, each entity a haunting, illuminating new spectral phase. It was Montgomery's guitar work and deep, warbling vocals that have disoriented in 2003. "That's basically what it is. And sometimes that's good. Lazy singers, when they're good, they're really good. I'm very rarely on target."

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