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Monday, September 12, 2011

Monster Rally: Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball Cover Art

2011 has been the year for pseudo surf/beach music. This genre has been marked by bands creating a psychedlic, dream pop feel that evokes a sense of summer and fun. The latest album from Columbus, Ohio's Monster Rally continues this but with a twist. Though there are some sampled vocals, Crystal Ball delivers an essentially instrumental record. The 17 tracks are short, light and airy, with a Caribbean feel. Unlike most of the genre, there is a lack of synths and in their place we have marimba, piano, organ and horns complimenting a guitar lead record. Stream and download Crystal Ball at the link below.