Eugenia Post Meridiem’s sophomore album like i need a tension is finally here, and it’s a complete and utter sonic masterpiece. The band have truly triumphed with this full length record that cascades out into an array of musical kaleidoscopes and sinuous sonic choreographies.
Eugenia’s enveloping vocals embrace the listener in the opening of the album ‘unchained will’. An earworm of a track, it showcases multiple intrepid sound voyages, truly evoking vivid feelings of freedom and hopefulness. The album progresses into the previously released singles, reminding fans just how impeccable the quartet’s work is, we then welcome new track ‘tiny perspectives’ which presents magnetic vocal work, creative vocal production and unexpected compositions.
‘ocean flaws’ is stimulating, ‘crucial spring’ engaging, and ‘maze of gazes’ heated. One after the other, each track from like i need a tension amazes, intrigues and excites.
Describing the single ‘crucial spring’, Eugenia explains,
“This song is clearly divided into two parts: the tension and the tendency towards fragmentation is evident here as well. These two parts are however internally highly compact and coherent. The whole song is built on the contrast of atmospheres and meanings they create, opposing and complementing each other. The first half is night, that rest and shelter, that sickness, that concealment, that closure, that great winter someone has longed for, like a great need and secret, a great promise made in her/his childhood. This darkness rests in a cocoon, but soon blows up right in the middle of the song, when a wide open door turns everything upside down. Clear, airy sounds can now take you on a liberating sprint into an unprecedented warmth, into a return of sight. This crucial sight brings into view only what makes us necessary to the world. Then we see the world that is necessary to us.”
Flood your senses with like i need a tension below: