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Album review: 'Ride' 

Personal Blend

"Ride"

Self-released

personalblend.bandcamp.com

I thought I knew what I was getting into when the guitar kicked off Rochester band Personal Blend's new EP, "Ride." It hinted at a poppy, straight-ahead, guitar-driven party, but 45 seconds later the whole band deconstructs into a reggae groove. It's a groove that's shallow at first, but swimming rapidly into the deep end.

By track three, the band adds some pumping organ to the one-drop. It chills and chops majestic. But purity is not the main focus, so the dub additives and the uninhibited swirling take on a cool psychedelic free fall that's fun to groove to ... or hell, just relax and listen.

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