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Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Brooklyn, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Watch the Beautifully Simple Video For Brooklyn-Based Singer CE’s “Mudra”"

“Troublin’ mind, I’m blue / But I won’t be blue always…”

CE is an independent singer/producer/rapper from San Francisco and based in Brooklyn. He’s one half of the hip-hop duo Quincy Vidal. In 2012, he released his first solo album, Siddha, and it was a process that helped him deal with his father’s sudden death. “Mudra” is the last song from the album. It features vocals from CE’s father, self-recorded when CE was just a child.

After years of ideas and attempts, Crooked Letter Films funded and made the video for “Mudra.” It’s a beautiful, powerful song, and the video highlights strength in vulnerability. It’s simple, but that makes it feel even more honest. Watch the Gabriel Gomez-directed video above. - Pigeons & Planes


"ESCAPE WITH CE’S “FALL INTO YOU”"

When he’s not busy acting as one-half of the duo Quincy Vidal, CE drops solo tunes. CE’s “Fall Into You” hit the net about a month ago, but it’s one of those cuts that doesn’t grow old, not unlike his track “Mudra” or “Pillow,” a Quincy Vidal gem. This time around CE offers up a song with groovy, yet mystical production and an interesting message of love on an axis laid upon it. - Stryke Rich


"10 TRACK COMMANDMENTS, VOL. 7 :: Shit You Shouldn’t Sleep On"

Brooklyn, New York transplant CE didn’t begin his music career in hip-hop, but in folk music, strumming on a guitar. Two years later in 2009, he established his first hip-hop group, leaving folk behind. With “Fuggit,” you wouldn’t guess that he hadn’t been rapping all along. The track tells us to fuck it, fuck the way you normally do things, fuck the way you normally hide yourself, and be open. While that may sound like some folksy peace and love type shit, CE embeds his feelings in a slow, impassioned melody that’s still permeated with a seething kind of frustration and anger. - The Hundreds


"CE – MUDRA"

Used correctly, vocoder can be one of the most effective tools in music. Rather than creating clinical cuts, the tool can instil a new level of feeling in singer’s vocals, a robot more in the vein of Wall-E than the Terminator. So is the case with CE’s latest offering ‘Mudra’.

‘Mudra’ isn’t a bombastic, ostentatious track but one that slips quietly into your head and lingers there long after the final notes have faded away. ‘I’ve got my weary hands up, in a mudra’ CE intones against a gently insistent percussion-driven beat, heartbreaking in its simplicity.

According to Pigeons & Planes, the song acts as the coda to CE’s 2012 solo album Siddha but, thanks to a video finally being made to accompany the track, we’re finally being exposed to ‘Mudra’s soothing melancholy. And the soul sample that eases us of out of the joint? That’s CE’s late father, singing us to sleep. Beautiful. - Part Time Wizards


"CE ‘MUDRA’ (OFFICIAL VIDEO)"

San Francisco raised musician, CE is normally making rap tunes as one half of hip-hop duo Quincy Vidal. But with solo release single ‘MUDRA‘, we see him take a more soulful approach towards music.


After two years of attempts, Crooked Letter Films finally funded and made the official music video for CE’s final track on his 2012 debut album, ‘Mudra’. A gospel-inspired track in memory of his deceased father.

It’s so exciting to see a rapper move into more sensitive terrain with his music. In ‘Mudra’, CE uses the stripped back foundations of soul and gospel music with resounding vocals and subtle harmonies. He then intelligently combines them with a hint of trip-hop, adding a simple bassline and subtle synths. These elements work seamlessly together, making the track an incredibly nuanced piece of music. A layered piece of minimalist neo-soul that’ll resonate with you on a deeper level and provoke you to think about anyone you’ve ever missed.

The music video, directed by Gabriel Gomez, is also a beautifully honest piece of work. We see the Brooklyn based musician, sitting solemnly on a stool in a studio space surrounded by studio lights. In sync with the beats and bass of the track, the lights cast various beams of colour over CEs body as he sings the synth-soul acapella to himself.

CE released his 2012 album, Siddha, in response to his father’s sudden death. The final track ‘ Mudra’ features the self recorded vocals of his father from when he was just a child. With this knowledge in mind, it’s hard to deny that the video is a beautiful depiction of the artists state of mind, experiencing various degrees of vulnerability, strength, hope and fear. - Purple Sneakers


"CE Confronts Solitude and Loss on "Goddamn""

Caleb Eberhardt, or CE (pronounced “See”), is one half of Brooklyn based hip-hop duo Quincy Vidal. If you’re familiar with Quincy Vidal's music, you might expect CE's solo work to be something in the vein of their in-your-face, uplifting boom-bap summer anthems. You'd be wrong.

CE’s first official solo project, Songs in the Key of Solitude, is an introspective deep dive into Caleb’s own consciousness. Written in the dead of an NYC winter, “Goddamn” grapples with the loss of CE's father and a split from his longtime girlfriend. “My listeners and who I want to hear my music, they’re like my shrink. They’re my therapist," CE said. "I’d rather do that, I’d rather just put all my fucking problems in my music and let everybody hear that than like talk to one person about what I’m going through.” - Pigeons & Planes


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