I was a superfan of dance music maybe my freshman year of high school exclusively. Personally, I have left that phase behind, but don’t get your panties in a bunch, that has almost nothing to do with this post.
I left dance music behind and thankfully, EDEN has too and therefore is able to bless us with atmospheric gold that is his latest, “vertigo”.
There is something so intriguing about EDEN’s simple sound. With vocals that sound almost lazy at times, you’re surprised by their ability to still evoke a deep emotion. If you glaze over the lyrics, which honestly at times are hard to understand (hence the almost lazy vocals), you are still able to get this sense of heaviness.
We saw this in his first release, “i think you think too much of me”. Simple lyrics, seemingly simple songs in general. But there are these little unexpected quirks about each one that keeps your interest.
This is why I’m so intrigued by all of this. Individually, each element of this record is simple, not overly complex. But when it’s all put together it’s minimalism is so pleasing to the ear and intriguing that part of me wants to keep listening to it just because I can’t figure out why I like it so much.
So this is me saying, listen to it and tell me why it’s so good because I don’t really know. It just is.