Enemy of the Good was born out of NOTHINGISREAL’s pursuit of imperfection. Of his latest album, the Orlando-based producer says, “I’ve been trying to have this mindset for a while – like when you keep working and working on something to make it ‘perfect’ you lose sight of what made it good in the first place.”
This focus on the perfectly flawed beat pays off in a major way with Enemy of the Good, a kaleidoscopic album with surprises lurking around every corner. Overall it’s rooted in the sample-heavy legacy set forth by forebears like DJ Shadow – heavy on organic instrumentation, guitars, strings and knocking drums imbued with noir-ish, psychedelic loops – but with a ‘60s vibe that set NOTHINGISREAL apart from most sample collagers out today. Excellent stuff.