Omega Vague is the child of Hartford’s sonic mastermind Craig Douglas. The project has multiple releases under its belt. A new long-player is coming on April 14 if the form of Aversion/Reversion.
There are a few songs that have snuck out to set the pace for its success.
The trippy and atmospheric “Afraid” is something to behold. Pushing it into a box does it a disservice. It’s obvious Douglas is inspired from a variety of ideas.
Individual yet familiar, “Afraid” tosses up ambient backdrops with delicate vocals and finishes it off with a back-beat that places its position nicely.
Space-rock is a term that seems to be associated with Omega Vague. While there are similarities between this output and that of pioneers such as Spiritualized, OV does its own thing.
“Afraid” leans heavily on a few piano-driven melodies that loop and crash into each other. Reverb is king and thanks to a strong mix, there is not a moment where the effect washes out or time-stamps the performances.
Visit Omega Vague at www.omegavague.net
Watch: Omega Vague Lyric Video “Afraid”