Review: Michal Menert – Even If It Isn’t Right

Even if it isnt right

This is a pretty simple one. Michal Menert’s Even If It Isn’t Right is out on Pretty Lights‘ newish label. It sounds a lot like Pretty Lights. It is samples and funkiness and electronics and a touch of glitch. Pretty Lights is one of the groups defining the trip-hop/acid jazz/whatever-we’re-calling-it-this-year sound, and this release says “yes, I agree with you, this is the sound” and delivers more of it. There is maybe a bit more big-beat sensibility, sort of like the 1320 Records kind of thing. It is head-nodding to the max. But you know what I am going to say is really notable about this?

It is 1 hour and 41 minutes of good music.

I mean most mixtapes these days are only 30 minutes or so, and this dude drops 27 tracks of aforementioned head-nodding goods, keeps the quality level high across those, and puts them together into an album of seamless transitions and tight flow.  And it is free to download.

Go, listen, and do the right thing with the donate button.

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