Quadeca - From Me To You
Mar 30, 2021
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★★★★★★★☆☆☆
7.1/10

Well, at least this is probably a peak of the emo-rap genre, I can't imagine you could do something more with it, and therefore "From Me to You" is one of, if not the most creative and ambitious projects I've heard in this style.

The amount of honestly impressive stuff going on in the background is huge. Hundreds of different sounds, instruments, and electronic glitches, noises, and other spices. Every track introduces something sonically unexpected, like bass cascades of "Candles on Fire!", softly spacious atmosphere of "Shades of Us" that, as a side note, sounds like taken from Tyler's "RUNNING OUT OF TIME", string walls of "Alone Together", the ecclesiastic sound of "Hallstatt (Interlude)", or the sampled instruments on "It's All a Game".

Sounds like a lot? Yeah, it also feels overwhelming. Not to mention that tracks on this record divide into at least three stylistic categories. From songs in a typical emo-rap bubble, like "Sisyphus", "Smiling at the Ground", or "Maybe Another Day...", through fast rap tracks like "Candles on Fire!" and "Work", to dreamy, airy tracks like "Can't You See" and "Verglas (Interlude)".

Surprisingly, what brings this record down, apart from its lack of clear direction and intention, is the first category, so the emo-rap songs. They all sound very corny and just typically generic, don't let those varied and complicated sounds in the background distract you from the fact, that you are listening to just boring stuff. The second category comes out much better, with fine vocal techniques and great energy. The best part of the record? I might be biased, but the interludes show the most potential, they are the most interesting and captivating from all the other things here. Those moments when you can hear the spacious falls of sound, enriched by the strings, harps, and very creative production techniques are the best, the most tasteful, and the most mature parts of "From Me to You".
2 Comments
Apr 1, 2021
Great review! Love the analysis, and I agree with a lot of your points.
Apr 2, 2021
Thanks a lot @Donlord !!
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