Gabriel Garzón-Montano - Agüita
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #261 / 792
User Score
Based on 64 ratings
2020 Ratings: #645
Liked by 3 people
October 2, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
R&B, Neo-Soul / Genres
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Considering the music I typically like I am kind of surprised I didn't like this more. Some nice production, tame minimalist experimentation, and rich acoustics. His voice isn't my favorite and the lyrics are a bit derivative. It's a weird mix that reminds me of 'grae' by Moses Sumney mixed with latin trap. Just an average record. If you liked 'grae' you might wanna listen to this.

Color: Green
Favorite Tracks: Tombs, Mira My Look
Worst Tracks: None!
"Of course, even though Gabriel chose to follow this side where he can make songs that are a little more captivating and end up fitting a little bit into the standards of songs that are top hits — mainly the successful Spanish songs — he did not leave his experimental and atmospheric sound behind. And in a way, this is what defines Agüita: this almost perfect combination of a totally niche sound and those songs that have the talent to be successful. Obviously, it is not ... read more
Always tinkling precisely like raindrops on leaves, Agüita is a quiet document prompted to whom can vacillate between swag and talent.

Garzón has a singular penetrant timbre, so does his vigor for different styles, and you could easily peel some R&B that comes with this nonchalant cold aspect that shows a very blase posture from the tracks. "Muñeca" is the enthusiastic but introvert reggaeton that turns the maintained indifference into sex appetite, magnetism, ... read more
Gabriel Garzón-Montano is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter based in NYC and he shows a lot of promise on his second album Agüita. I did find the sound of this album to be a bit disjointed, with Gabriel taking stabs at long experimental pop songs that feature sweeping cinematic strings, a more conventional neo-soul sound that reminded me a lot of D’Angelo and ventures into reggaeton that didn’t do much to impress me (besides the title track), but despite any ... read more
As a big fan of his last album, Jardín, I had high expectations with this one. Here, the tropical winds and aromas of fruits that he embellished into that album feel interspersed around pretty run-of-the-mill Latin radio trends of right now, leaving the whole thing feeling a bit cobbled together.

Aguita, the best of his attempts at a playlist-placement smash, is sandwiched in between two of the most beautiful moments on the record, Bloom and Blue Dot, leaving all three tracks ... read more
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Track List

  1. Tombs
  2. With A Smile
  3. Muñeca
  4. Fields
  5. Mira My Look
  6. Moonless
  7. Someone
  8. Bloom
  9. Agüita
  10. Blue Dot (with Theo Bleckmann)
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