Ok so here's my mixtape review, sorry for the delay.
If Music be the food of love, play on.
So I played on, keeping on mind this Shakespeare quote that names the album and that has its original cover as the album art for all the songs. Also the title of the 18 tracks form the phrase For Every Moment there is a song you just have to find the one that best defines it (yup these are 18 words).
Track 1: It begins with a clean finger picked guitar, it's a relaxed and beautiful song, with some fateful strings and brass fills and refined and jazzy drumming and rythmic piano that enter the song at about 1:00. The male singer has a mellow but melancholic voice. Lyrics make references to being lonely and broken hearts. I really enjoyed this song that ends with a solo that's just in the same mood, a killer song and like a prologue. This song is just like preparing you for what's next, despite its downheartdness it leaves you with the sensation that something else is coming.
Track 2: The upbeat drumming and bass makes me think that like wow the mixtape's already started, a dude with a voice a little bit similar to that of Paul Banks from Interpol. Then the synthetisers come in in what seems to be the chorus, the first of them is instrumental the rest is sung, but now in falsetto. I found the childish vocals and the 80's pop tone and melody of the synthesizers to be really annoying. I hated this song, sorry, I'm already missing the first one. I'm waiting still for the depart from mellowness, although it's too early to judge.
Track 3: I can't understand well the lyrics, but it has some lines like "i've got someone she's a little bit something for you". Uhm, love, moving on. The vocals either have an effect or are sung by two different guys, the song again is upbeat and poppish. It's good and mellow. But still, no musical climax.
Track 4: Beggining with electric guitars and a fast tingling piano, the rythmic guitar that actually kind of palm mutes some singular notes (crappy computer speakers, I can't hear the bass). At the chorus it finally seems to reach a change from softness but still I don't like much the dude's voice.
Track 5: With a britpop tone, a mix between 1920's piano and 90's britpop guitars and vocals, interesting song.
Track 6: Again this friendly piano with a tone you'd hear from a music box, this song is not challenging or remarkable at all nor shines from its brilliant mellowness like the first one.
Track 7: Clapping and drumming, not much of my cup of tea, it's just another friendly pop song.
Track 8: Again this kind guitars and synths, with forgettable melodies and vocals.
Track 9: Dancy guitars, electric drums and piano, kind of a retro disco song. Again weak vocals and tone in general.
Track 10: Good drumming and dreamy delay guitars, But then again the vocals are way too soft, too dull and immature.
Track 11: Happy sytnhs and such. Some distortion would help?
Track 12: A good beggining, energetic song touching a more standard rock sound, instead of easy-listening. Then the songs turns pop again with yet another extremely clear and spineless voice.
Track 13: Electro-soft-pop. Uhm this is not my style at all sorry.
Track 14: The songs keep on the same mood, while I was waiting for the music to explote, to risk, to reach a climax, they just keep being shy and of puerile happiness.
Track 15: Sorry but I just can't say anything good about these songs.
Track 16: More of the same, this one is semi-sung, rythm guitars are good but then are lost between the voice and the happy mood of the song.
Track 17: This one is an almost instrumental electronic pop song, I don't like it's just innocently cheerful.
Track 18: An upbeat electronic song, but I do like this one, it do takes advantages from it mellowness and at the same time it's dancy. It's a song that is more defined, unlike the others, this song flows well because it has a direction to follow, that of a happy, house and dancy song. A good way to (finally) end the mixtape.
To be honest I didn't enjoy my mixtape, the songs don't seem to fit for that "every moment" statement, I think they did not risk enough, the artists did not do what's necessary, I'd say they're just there with a pusillanimous and ordinary happy mood. The songs did not explote at epicness or intensity, neither were peaceful gems or flowed between their mellowness. I listened to it 4 times and tried to appreciate it but I couldn't, sorry but it's just not my taste at all. I found the songs to be immature, indifferent and ungraceful. Just like a group of clumsy teenagers that have no idea what are doing here and that can hold monotonous 3 minutes and a half long conversations. But I do appreciate the time you took doing it,the cohesion of the songs themselves and of course the details like the artwork and I'd really like to hear more about songs #1 and #18, maybe you'd like to reveal the tracklist and the link of your mixtape so you can share it with people that have kindred tastes with you :nice: And of course thanks a lot for the mixtape!
PS: I just decided to add the link of the mixtape so you can give it a try