About RPM

RPM Challenge is a month long event that takes place in February each year to challenge musicians in recording an album's worth of all original music. Learn More

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This was the Balloon Marsupials (2007)

Electric, groove, acid folk/soul for mammals. The first of a decade long adventure.

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (2008)

Organic Soul-Filled Groove

Criswell Predicts (2009)

Criswell Predicts is a Balloon Marsupials concept album based on the life and legacy of 1950's / 60's celebrity psychic Jeron Criswell King (18 August 1907 – 4 October 1982) aka; The Amazing Criswell. Criswell predicts that you people will listen to and love this album... in your incredible future.

So Close (2010)

The title says it all.... So Close. In their 4th annual RPM endeavour, BM attempted live mic recordings with an acoustic drum kit. With many repeated attempts, we failed to capture the sounds we were seeking. The valient efforts, yet ultimate semi-car wreck, were encapsulated in the legendary 'Winter Repose' incident. In the end, the band abandoned all attempts at live drum recordings in favour of our tried-and-true drum machines & electronics. The album you hear today was the end result of one big ,final, desperate, last ditch improvised session... with only days to spare! 'The Moon She Follows' is the only surviving relic from the live drum recordings! So damn Close!

"19" (2011)

"19" is Balloon Marsupials' 5th RPM Challenge entry, and is a significant departure from the band's original electro-psychedelic feel to a more rock-based sound.

2012-1912 (2012)

To live a year a century behind in entirety defines the beginning and the end of the beginning of the end. 2012191219122012. Another concept album from the Balloon Marsupials.

20G (2013)

20G? What is that, you wonder? Well, as you may deduce by the colourful album cover, '20G' clearly means 20 freakin' guitars! The Marsupial objective for RPM 2013 was to use each and EVERY one of the guitars pictured on the cover at least once in the 17-song recordings. Not too many Fenders and Gibsons, though... mostly Cort, Mann, Jay Turser, and other lonely & unloved $50 thrift bin axes... with a few Yamaha and Ibanez thrown in the mix. Awesome cover photos by Barron von Wrazen! Count 'em all! 20G :)

Digital Age (2014)

The Balloon Marsupial version of a straight forward pop-rock album.

Marsupials for Freedom (2015)

Welcome to the Future. Rock is dead And, technically speaking, so are you. After the total economic collapse all nations are divided into two tiers: The Few - who control government and industry, and The Many - virtual slaves who toil day in and day out at thankless jobs. The Many are kept under control through wireless neural implants called “WiPods”. Voluntarily installed by The Many for entertainment purposes, the implants allowed unlimited free movies TV shows and music to be beamed directly into the user’s brain... But unlimited entertainment came at a cost. That cost was freedom. Until one day, a bug was discovered in the WiPod technology. That bug was Rock Music. The power and the spirit of ROCK could overcome the WiPod programming and restore one’s free will – and one’s FREEDOM. This is the story of how it happened. This is…. Marsupials for Freedom!!!!

Deities & Demigods (2016)

Its BM's 10th RPM offering! (Say what?) This year, the Marsupials chose to forge their thematic vision by delving into the strange and rich world of Gods, myth and fantasy. From the Greek goddess Aphrodite, to the Finnish mythology of Ukko, the cultural legacy of human mythology was explored, for both lyrical and sonic inspiration. In the process, much was learned about the deities and demigods from the myriad of civilizations of human history. RPM 2016 was yet another fantastic experience... and challenge. And, of course, always a great way to pass the cold dark months of a Canadian February. Thanks again, RPM!

Kuleshov Effect (2017)

A tribute to the forgotten age of silent film and the ghosts of the silent screen.

Other RPM Partcipants

TL

Main Sequence

Hearts On Speed

Grant Thomas

Mike Zill

Twin Trio

uglifruit

Speakeasy

Night Driving

Radio Taxi

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Balloon Marsupials

BIOGRAPHY

Three Marsupials, one Love. Est. 2006. Built with pride in Montreal, Canada.

BAND MEMBERS
Lex Milton - Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar, Synths, Drums
Steve Robertson - Guitar, Drums, Synths, and Studio
Eric Wrazen - Bass, Guitar, Synths

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017

GENRES
,Indie Rock,Psychedelic,Rock,Prog-Rock/Art Rock,Unclassifiable

OTHER BAND SITES
http://balloonmarsupials.com/
https://www.reverbnation.com/balloonmarsupials
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BctgQNop_k


Completed Albums

This was the Balloon Marsupials(2007)

Electric, groove, acid folk/soul for mammals. The first of a decade long adventure.


Better to love than hate.   Download
Supernova   (preferred)   Download
Beautiful   Download
Proof of Hypothesis   Download
What was this?   Download
Sadz OK   Download
Thought this Think   Download
Biomimickry   Download
The Sun Beats Down   Download

Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet(2008)

Organic Soul-Filled Groove


Heroes and Icons   Download
Google Me   Download
Bubble Gum   Download
Cannibal   (preferred)   Download
Faster   Download
Worshipping   Download
Tripper edit   Download
Ocean   Download
Dirty   Download

Criswell Predicts(2009)

Criswell Predicts is a Balloon Marsupials concept album based on the life and legacy of 1950's / 60's celebrity psychic Jeron Criswell King (18 August 1907 – 4 October 1982) aka; The Amazing Criswell. Criswell predicts that you people will listen to and love this album... in your incredible future.


Criswell's Dream   Download
The Sadness   Download
Can You Predict the Future?   Download
Who Is This Man   Download
Humble Slave   (preferred)   Download
Listless Planet   Download
After We Have Failed   Download
Here We Go / 1999   Download
Brave New World   Download
Incredible Future   Download

So Close(2010)

The title says it all.... So Close. In their 4th annual RPM endeavour, BM attempted live mic recordings with an acoustic drum kit. With many repeated attempts, we failed to capture the sounds we were seeking. The valient efforts, yet ultimate semi-car wreck, were encapsulated in the legendary 'Winter Repose' incident. In the end, the band abandoned all attempts at live drum recordings in favour of our tried-and-true drum machines & electronics. The album you hear today was the end result of one big ,final, desperate, last ditch improvised session... with only days to spare! 'The Moon She Follows' is the only surviving relic from the live drum recordings! So damn Close!


Salvation   Download
Cats   Download
Clever Monkeys   Download
The Drinking Song   (preferred)   Download
Drive Fast   Download
What If?   Download
Moon She Follows   Download
Cyborg   Download
Lost   Download
Countdown   Download
Last Song   Download
So Close   Download

"19"(2011)

"19" is Balloon Marsupials' 5th RPM Challenge entry, and is a significant departure from the band's original electro-psychedelic feel to a more rock-based sound.


Perfect Machine   Download
Remember   (preferred)   Download
Anyway   Download
Factory   Download
Hold Your Breath   Download
Illusion   Download
Instant   Download
You Change   Download
Obscurity   Download
Pasty White   Download
Eastern Green   Download
Psychedelic Record   Download
Soldiers   Download
Rise   Download
Under the Mountain   Download
Mama Love   Download
These Worlds   Download
Universal Children   Download

2012-1912(2012)

To live a year a century behind in entirety defines the beginning and the end of the beginning of the end. 2012191219122012. Another concept album from the Balloon Marsupials.


The House of Brick and Stone    Download
Rewind   Download
My Little Bolshevik   (preferred)   Download
Wilbur   Download
Burn from the Sky   Download
Terra Nova   Download
Piltdown Man   Download
Maiden Voyage   Download
Paramount   Download
The Tommy Walker Song   Download
Sultan   Download
Flying Machines 1912   Download
Golden Empire   Download
Time Quick   Download
December 21   Download

20G(2013)

20G? What is that, you wonder? Well, as you may deduce by the colourful album cover, '20G' clearly means 20 freakin' guitars! The Marsupial objective for RPM 2013 was to use each and EVERY one of the guitars pictured on the cover at least once in the 17-song recordings. Not too many Fenders and Gibsons, though... mostly Cort, Mann, Jay Turser, and other lonely & unloved $50 thrift bin axes... with a few Yamaha and Ibanez thrown in the mix. Awesome cover photos by Barron von Wrazen! Count 'em all! 20G :)


The World Never Fell   Download
The Castle Burns   Download
Pirates   (preferred)   Download
Blanket of Shivers   Download
The End of the World Part 1   Download
Sherlock   Download
Sun So Bright Today   Download
The King is Awake   Download
Heading for a Crash   Download
Flowers   Download
Counting Sheep   Download
A Reason for Everything   Download
Edges of the Galaxy   Download
Hey Fish   Download
Past the Past   Download
Pavarotti   Download
The Stars and All We Taste   Download

Digital Age(2014)

The Balloon Marsupial version of a straight forward pop-rock album.


Love is Sand   (preferred)   Download
Leave No Footprints   Download
Behind the Revolution   Download
Flamingo   Download
Stark   Download
Kidd   Download
The Race has Run   Download
Indifference   Download
Wonder   Download
Learned to Love   Download
Fair and True   Download
Are You Happy?   Download

Marsupials for Freedom(2015)

Welcome to the Future. Rock is dead And, technically speaking, so are you. After the total economic collapse all nations are divided into two tiers: The Few - who control government and industry, and The Many - virtual slaves who toil day in and day out at thankless jobs. The Many are kept under control through wireless neural implants called “WiPods”. Voluntarily installed by The Many for entertainment purposes, the implants allowed unlimited free movies TV shows and music to be beamed directly into the user’s brain... But unlimited entertainment came at a cost. That cost was freedom. Until one day, a bug was discovered in the WiPod technology. That bug was Rock Music. The power and the spirit of ROCK could overcome the WiPod programming and restore one’s free will – and one’s FREEDOM. This is the story of how it happened. This is…. Marsupials for Freedom!!!!


Flickers of a Nascent Revolution   Download
Turn On Tune In   Download
Time Bomb   Download
Seeds of Discontent   (preferred)   Download
Interlude - Power Code   Download
Change Your Mind   Download
Rumors of the Collector   Download
The Plan - Hack the System   Download
Wake Up Old Men   Download
Quest for Gear   Download
Victory   Download
Embers of Chaos   Download
Come Bleed your Soul   Download

Deities & Demigods(2016)

Its BM's 10th RPM offering! (Say what?) This year, the Marsupials chose to forge their thematic vision by delving into the strange and rich world of Gods, myth and fantasy. From the Greek goddess Aphrodite, to the Finnish mythology of Ukko, the cultural legacy of human mythology was explored, for both lyrical and sonic inspiration. In the process, much was learned about the deities and demigods from the myriad of civilizations of human history. RPM 2016 was yet another fantastic experience... and challenge. And, of course, always a great way to pass the cold dark months of a Canadian February. Thanks again, RPM!


Aphrodite   (preferred)   Download
Wasted Prayer   Download
Origin of Existence   Download
Raven   Download
Ukko   Download
Starduster   Download
Crisis of Pain   Download
Elric   Download
Jaguar   Download
Astral Plane   Download
Mythological Empire   Download
Arioch   Download
Lemminkainen   Download
Borias   Download

Kuleshov Effect(2017)

A tribute to the forgotten age of silent film and the ghosts of the silent screen.


Brothers of Light   (preferred)   Download
Horses Do   Download
Cabbage Fairy   Download
Colonel's Son   Download
Digital Thing in the Silent Age   Download
Talk Then Fade   Download
Garden Party   Download
The Prince   Download
End of an Era   Download
The Kaiser's Men   Download
Effect Select   Download
Mise en Scence   Download
Explicit in Silence   Download
Thinking For You   Download
This is not Real   Download
Monkeyshines   Download