Rarely does Ted Feighan come off as dramatic. For the latest helping off his forthcoming LP, Beyond the Sea, Feighan, aka Monster Rally, lays down a sample of wind chimes over chopped cuts of xylophone to flex his sonic brand of mesmerizing memorabilia. By the time it takes one of his normal tracks to finish off, Feighan slides in his down-tempo bass stylings and a light sample of snare to kick up some dynamic and extend the track to almost twice the length of any of his previous concoctions.
Is Feighan’s aural pastiche still for the sake of hip-hop? You betcha, but don’t let it corrupt your listening experience; he’s more about drifting than over-thinking.
Scope the video for Beyond the Sea’s first teaser “Jaguar,” below. Pre-order Beyond the Sea here due out June 19.