The long-awaited reissue of Monster Rally’s long sold-out Crystal Ball album comes with expanded artwork featuring a single-gatefold jacket. The album is pressed on transparent sapphire wax, includes vinyl-only bonus tracks, and comes with a free digital download.
“If Martin Denny and Madlib had a fully grown musical lovechild, that harmonious little stitch-job would no doubt sound like Monster Rally. Cleveland-via-Los Angeles producer Ted Feighan makes blossoming instrumental hip-hop that owes just as much to the annals of exotica and Tropicalia.”
– Spin Magazine
“Madlib in Tahibi.”
– Gorilla vs Bear
“Over the past handful of years, Feighan’s sublime solo project Monster Rally has evolved from the Seasonal Affective Disorder escapism of exotic loop-based psychedelia/ tropicalia to the twinkly-eyed glamor of Old Hollywood. With each successive release, he’s also stepped up his beat pad game, infusing killer breaks into his ever more far-reaching soundscapes, reaching for the sort of crate-digging world music brilliance of Madlib. But instead of serving as some sort of paltry Beat Konducta Jr., Monster Rallly’s chief attribute is preserving the beauty of it’s source material.”
– Passion of the Weiss