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No Monster Club - deadbeat effervescent (Emotional Response)

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The must-have of this year

by Underketing


Well, sometimes things happen, and, I got in the news, a new No Monster Club album was released.

No Monster Club is the club that everybody can join, centred around Bobby who issued in solo "A Friendly Gift" in 2020, but the story is way much older. Back in the mid-2000's he was working as "Dublin Duck Dispensary" with astounding sounds (listen to "Bible Story" and tell me if I'm wrong), and got noticed by the then-flourishing netlabel scene, and published with Rack & Ruins, a few albums that finally led him to No Monster Club for "Tropical Decibels" volume 1 and 2, which were issued on cassette by CASS//FLICK. Then the story really started, and No Monster Club issued some quite excellent albums in the past decade, along as killer single hit videos, such as "La La Land", "I've Retired", among much more.

And now No Monster Club is back with another hot release, the one you may love forever if you're inclined to do so. Clearly, now, No Monster Club, as a well defined project, got the opportunity to make an ambitious album, a central point in its career, and what we got is a kind of their own Sandinista. With all that it implies. But remember, we're in known land. The guitar playing on all times is here, as well as the snare-obseded hopping drums are here, happy keyboard lines and a lofi approach, you got all of this in a bundle.

Maybe we got one of this eternal masterpieces, one album, than, from being considered as mythical by the most hardcore fans of the band, shall get finally to become mythical in itself.

Years after years, No Monster Club tend to be better and better. I hope you will enjoy this album as much as I did.
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