Unfortunately, this came in just minutes too late to be included in Free Music Friday: Volume 25. Yet, we have to share this piece of formerly lost music:
Today So-Gnar and Michal Menert unveil his first beat tape, Rust, marking the beginning of a series in collaboration with the Antimatter crew. This mixtape is a deconstructed and raw look into the birthplace of many of other full length tracks. This collection of forgotten beats seamlessly flows from beginning to end, although never originally intended as a long playing release. A representation of moments, Rust reflects on a past that seems more golden than it was.
Working on these creations between 2002 and 2006, parallel to when Menert was collaborating with Derek Vincent Smith on the multi-dimensional Taking Up Your Precious Time, these stereo mixdowns were simply lost in the shuffle. Beats that Menert loved and continued to stumble upon for the past several years, Rust, is compiled as a gift to his loyal fans prior to the debut of his long awaited second solo LP, Even If It Isn’t Right, slated for release on April 24th through Pretty Lights Music.
Sprinkled with smooth guitar riffs, sultry percussion, and velvety horns you’ll quickly pick-up on Menert’s signature style, fusing old world sounds with modern variations. Classic samples and contemporary beats exemplify why Michal’s style is so unique and sought after. Tune in, chill out and soak up the next 43 minutes of auditory exploration.
Michal Menert’s Upcoming Performances:
April 15th – Sunsation – Copper Mountain, CO
April 19th – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA
April 20th – Bourbon Theater – Lincoln, NE
April 26th – Miramar – Milwaukee, WI
April 27th – Majestic Theater – Madison, WI
April 28th – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
May 5th – Aggie Theater – Fort Collins, CO
May 31st – Wakarusa Music Festival – Ozark, AR