Quadeca - From Me To You
Apr 5, 2021
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Of course, for it's many flaws, From Me To You is clearly far from perfect, but it's the odd poignant, melodramatic, unpredictable and progressive nature of this project that gives it and edge over most stuff released this year. Of course the tacky lyricism and vocals that reminisce anything from hyperpop heavyweights to artists like Brackence, Eden, Joji and Frank Ocean may not be everyone's cup of tea, but save for a major sonical offender in the form "Smiling At The Ground", Quadeca pushes above his weight as a producer. He has his own defined sound which can be articulated in the future into masterful, maximalist projects, but From Me To You has a vast list of plus points to name to itself. Whether it be the hazy transitioning of tracks like Sisyphus, or the overall aesthetic and thematic structure backing the LP, or even the musically potent interludes that might as well appeal to snobs and aficionados of more ambient forms of music. With all of it's emo-rap antics, From Me To You makes up for the finesse it lacks in the form of welcome experimentation.

You can even hear shoegaze and glitch elements in corners, ultimately rendering the project in it's own field of rap itself. Love or hate this project, there isn't much like it out there. And that too, coming from the hands, instruments, and words of a former full-time Youtuber, it almost feels like a twisted fantasy come true. And that might be the case for Quadeca, given the overall positive response he's getting across the globe. These accolades are a pure work of his merit and order, and the work and ambition gone into From Me To You is beyond commendable. So for every time my eye-opened and my face flinched at some lines or flows on here, even the occasional Eminem interpolation taken into account, Quadeca's gig is surprisingly refreshing. And when he channels his inner Frank Ocean towards the victory lap of this project, it only works more fruitfully. The features don't match Quadeca's energy, hence he carries the album on his back, and solely his back, as he is the central name involved in production, mixing and mastering. And yes, the mixing is slightly paltry, but who can complain considering the DIY nature for FMTY.
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Apr 6, 2021
Love this review!! :)
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