[vc_row][vc_column][gem_video aspect_ratio=”16:16″ video_src=”https://8dindustri.es/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Chromosphere_Nightclub-Lights.mp4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We’re stoked to receive a glowing review of Argentum Dreams in long-standing tastemaker magazine Ink 19. Writer Steven Garnett captures the essence of Monta At Odds in an evocative string of stream-of-consciousness impressions. Here are a few of our favorite quotes:[/vc_column_text][gem_quote no_paddings=”1″]I caught occasional whiffs of Roxy circa “Manifesto”, the sonics replete with after parties, the closely mic’d melting cubes in a glass of Heaven Hill whiskey.[/gem_quote][gem_quote no_paddings=”1″]Monta At Odds are a Chevy El Camino version of Stereolab, crop circles within and among human hearts explained or explained away.[/gem_quote][gem_quote no_paddings=”1″]The title track, separating wheat from chaff, makes clear Monta’s sonic signposts are neon, not ad nauseam.[/gem_quote][gem_quote no_paddings=”1″]These Kansans know how an Italian suit holds up in a twister.[/gem_quote][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Monta At Odds
[vc_row][vc_column][gem_vimeo video_id=”295241881″][vc_column_text]The inimitable Andrew Weatherall debuted five songs from the 8D Industries label on his Music’s Not For Everyone radio show. To say Weatherall is an influence on those inhabiting 8Di HQ seems a bit of an understatement, so it’s a thrill to hear The Guv’nor lend his support to our enterprise. In the moody opening to this episode of his program, you’ll hear two evocative cuts from More Ghost Than Man, taken from the album Everything Impossible Is Far Away (released on November 16). Later in the set, Weatherall introduces three songs from Monta At Odds, culled from the Argentum Dreams album (out on October 16). All the selections before, after, and in-between are delightful and mind-expanding, as well.
When we initially sent the album to Weatherall he came back to us with this encouraging statement: “Marvelous! Sorry to resort to cliche but … all killer no filler.”
Bundles of excitement and respect from technicians at 8Di labs. Here’s the full track list on the NTS Radio site. Have a listen in the player below.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIxMDAlMjUlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIxMjAlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy5taXhjbG91ZC5jb20lMkZ3aWRnZXQlMkZpZnJhbWUlMkYlM0ZoaWRlX2NvdmVyJTNEMSUyNmxpZ2h0JTNEMSUyNmZlZWQlM0QlMjUyRk5UU1JhZGlvJTI1MkZhbmRyZXctd2VhdGhlcmFsbC0xMXRoLW9jdG9iZXItMjAxOCUyNTJGJTIyJTIwZnJhbWVib3JkZXIlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNF[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]
[vc_row][vc_column][gem_vimeo video_id=”296311358″][vc_column_text]Our friends at the Bristol-based music blog Loose Lips gave the world an early peek at Monta At Odds’ Argentum Dreams album, in the form of a sneaky premiere of the track “Transmission From Cobby Base.” Loose Lips refer to Monta At Odds as “a mutant psychedelic funk band, traveling through space to reach your ears” and we don’t necessarily disagree with that assumption.
The track itself is inspired by Steve Cobby and his fine outfit Fila Brazillia. When informed of this notion, Steve told us, “I’m certainly honoured anyone would even consider naming a song after me.” He then compared Monta At Odds to Pink Industry. What a champion.
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[vc_row][vc_column][gem_vimeo aspect_ratio=”full” video_id=”296314393″][vc_column_text]Mighty Reel is apparently Sydney, Australia’s finest afternoon radio program, broadcasting on 2ser 107.3 FM. After debuting the Monta At Odds’ songs “Chromosphere” and “Celestial Beings” to Australian listeners it’s certainly become one of our favorite radio shows. Helmed by the hardy Hober Mallow, the show’s selection is groovy, diverse, and fresh. In addition to the appearance of Monta At Odds in the playlist, it’s worth a complete listen. Tune in to the on-demand stream of the episode.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”269″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”https://2ser.com/episodes/mighty-reel-200pm-5th-oct-2018/”][/vc_column][/vc_row]