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Brisbane’s Montear has had an impressive debut with Dear Earth.
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Widely influenced by instrumental powerhouses Sigur Rós and Explosions In The Sky, as well as Lights and Motion and U137, the track presents a lush soundscape that is more than capable of moving you out of this atmosphere.
It’s three minutes in before any words are presented, but believe us when we say it’s not missed. Crunching footsteps and the sound of crickets blend with richly textured guitars, piano, drums and synths; impressively created. Conceptually, Montear found inspiration in his unique, human experience and search for happiness, without taking too much from his loved ones. Ethereal tones bring the message to life: “It’s there if you look for it, you take more than you can give.” It’s gentle and adds that extra bit of body to an already robust track.
Dear Earth is exactly the track you’d find in a Hollywood epic, soundtracking the hero as they move on to their next, big journey.
Despite keeping his identity a secret the post-rocker has made no bones about his passion for film and soundtracks, and his long-term dream of having his music featured on them. His energy is palpable, and the influence both have had is clear through the cinematic threads running through the track itself. Dear Earth is exactly the track you’d find in a Hollywood epic, soundtracking the hero as they move on to their next, big journey. It is a stunning piece of work, and a definite sign that we should all be watching what Montear does next.
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