Contact Lens is one of those random, strange discoveries I enjoy so much. “Mega” is brimming with nothing but the absolute hookiest of songs. Anything that’s not a hook has been edited out. You’re left with the pure essence of pop. Is it a tad ridiculous? Yes, but Contact Lens has no problem jamming you full of sound.
How does it sound? Whoever is behind Contact Lens clearly enjoys his sampling. The samples are only barely manipulated. Among these pieces are some true nuggets of greatness. Nothing on here gets remotely intense. Think of it as a giant kaleidoscope of pop pieces and you’re halfway there. “Mega” does rely on Contact Lens managing to add the lightest of touches to these things. In that regard he’s completely successful. You are exposed to an adoration of funk, pop, and tiny fragments of songs on this thing. At times I’m reminded of a more carefree version of Prefuse 73. A few of these tracks are particularly excellent, such as the groove of “Pelican” or the iridescent glow of “Lawn”.
Pretty much if you needed a cool soundtrack to any party, this would be a nice addition. It’s playful, a bit silly and a blast. The beats are well-constructed. Even the effects are absolutely tiny; sometimes nothing more than a slight tempo change here, a pitch shift there. Since there are 27 tracks on here with most under two minutes, no loop outlasts its welcome. Whether or not Contact Lens could maintain this fluid movement on longer tracks, I’m not sure. All I know is Contact Lens knows how to have fun.
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