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Samuel Cadima


Progressive Electronic

3.58 | 8 ratings

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2 stars Eclectic/Electronic Prog.

Samuel Cadima“s Cascata (2017), touches on different stylings music composition wise. Its first track which gives name to this release is a showcase of influences and proposals. From early electronics like patterns, TD“s like pulses and atmospheres, an electronic/acoustic pastorale section, another TD like pulse passage & an acoustic guitar closure, in that order to be exact. Although an irregular ride it has some enticing moments and as mentioned a shape of things to come.

Caiado, the second track is divided in 3 sections in its opening it displays a bit more of Cadima“s skills on the acoustic guitar and a kind of a not so secret reference to Symphonic Prog“s flavors followed by some experimental electronics which sound kind of naive, as in the first track, and closes with a coda of the acoustic guitar riff.

Voo Noturno track three, embodies in its first section ,of a track of three, some nice original and foreign ideas put up together at once and when it does not remind me exactly of their names the electronic composition works out fine . The following part is promising due to the electric guitar debut but stays short by those annoying by now electronic noises which are neither original nor interesting. The track closes with a short, old sounding piano and human whistle, tune which is not exactly an original idea but better than the previous noises.

The last track Meia-Luz suffers the same fate of most of this release“s better proposals, it is self sabotaged by the same glitch/pulse noises which still keep on sounding and still keep on sounding poorly creative and repetitive and really self indulgent to say the least.

What could have been great is self limited or spoiled by the not yet consolidated style of a young & promising artist, very skilled in playing guitar, but clearly still on the making as far s music composition goes.

**2 PA stars.

admireArt | 2/5 |


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