The delectable and sophisticated sounds of Monster Rally must have wafted into my radar a while back as today’s song was in one of my playlists, but I’ve never actually featured him…..until now.
Created sometime in 2011, Monster Rally is the brainchild of Columbus (Ohio) resident and Cleveland native, Ted Feighan. His sound is quite unique, tapping into something quite nostalgic and utterly dreamy. Producing music that is sampled-based tropical pop, Monster Rally began with the goal of assembling a bunch of old records into a completely different beast. Think, hip-hop-influenced exotica (a description I read about his music a while ago that I particularly liked!). Feighan began crafting tracks from his collection of records, combining his interests in Hip-hop, Exotica, Tropicalia, and Soul.
Monster Rally creates tracks that manage to maintain an strikingly organic sound, as if they were recorded by a full band on analog tape. To date, he has released about eight albums and a good collection of EP’s. Needless to say I’ve got some catching up to do!!
True to its name in every way, Adventure is glistening and journeying. Taken from his most recent album, Adventures On The Floating Island, which was released in 2019, I love how the warm layers feel familiar….Check it out above.