Tension Sessions

by Omega Vague

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Omega Vague is an American ethereal rock project created by Craig Douglas in Hartford, CT. As its main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Douglas is the only official member of the group and remains solely responsible for its direction. Omega Vague’s music straddles a wide range of genres including, but not limited to, dream pop, shoegaze, darkwave, minimal ambient, and progressive rock influences. Douglas produced several records over the last 10 years that achieved widespread appreciation throughout the re-invigorated, global shoegaze and dream pop circuit.

Tension Sessions is the seventh release from Omega Vague written and recorded in 2015.
All songs performed by Craig Douglas.

**THIS IS LO-FI- ON PURPOSE**

Produced by Omega Vague and Chris Cretella
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Cretella

Copyright 2015
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"Omega Vague returns with another fine effort in the “Tension Sessions” Continuing in the Ethereal Rock genre, Douglas has a pop gift for melody that’s hidden beneath layers of sonic dreaminess.
One almost hears the influences of Brian Wilson and the Beatles which are laced throughout this recording. Still the songs are originals and they create a world of their own.
Edging close to the sound of epic film scores, perhaps Hollywood should be listening." ~ Martin Kelly (Musician)

"I think we can safely say that Craig Douglas is a very talented man (this isn't the same Craig Douglas who hit the charts in the '50s and '60s by the way... that would be even more amazing). As writer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he's created some great music as Omega Vague and, as with most of his work, this cut from recent EP 'Tension Sessions' features no other players but him, with Chris Cretella helping out on knob-twiddling duties. The EP shows a certain degree of variation too, with some more atmospheric cuts, but 'Ever' is a definite highlight.

There's no messing around with intros really, Omega Vague get straight into business with drums, bass, guitars and harmonies all hitting you like a wall of sound from the first second. Vocally this is very soft and almost ethereal which is the perfect foil for the music. You could call this streamlined shoegaze, as it does contain elements of that genre, but the persistent beat makes you think of krautrock-inspired dreampop. 'Ever' glides along with ease and never stops to take a breath. It's a fluid, lush and soaring number that would be impressive had it had the input of a few band members. As solo projects go, Omega Vague is on the money and can tackle the lot himself though. And with several previous releases to check out, our weekend listening is already sorted."

~The Sound Of Confusion (Music Blog)

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released November 15, 2015

Craig Douglas - All Instruments and Vocals
Produced by Omega Vague & Chris Cretella

Phil Defazio plays piano on "Start A War".

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Track Name: When The World Stops Turning
if everyone could stop would everyone believe that we are slowing down
is everybody lost why is everybody hating now whats going on
i never wanna know i never wanna see the way it all comes down
i never wanna go i never wanna feel the way their feeling now
where they go do they hide will they know will they try
when the world will stop turning when we all will stop learning
were never gonna win we only keep on fighting til were giving in
whatever way is in wont matter in the end from where we all begin
we see the way it goes we see that there's no way to fix the broken holes
we need to let it go we never could appreciate the world we know
do they know whats inside will they go will they try
when the world will stop turning when we all will stop learning
when the world will stop turning when we all will stop learning
when they go...will they know?
Track Name: Low
you try you beg you steal you borrow save your breath your soul is hollow you learn the truth about your sorrow
you dont expect to see tomorrow the world is changing so it goes it isnt easy there i know you never hesitate to make the pain for all to show your never high your always low
so easy when your lifes in danger you never were a wise arranger you cannot always be the changer to all the evil doing strangers the world is changing so it goes it isnt easy there i know you never hesitate to make the pain for all to show your never high your always low be alright when your done see the fight you have won
free for miles you have run
we are what we become
Track Name: Ever
(interpretive)
you'll feel better
when you aren't left alone
never gonna let you ever
you'd be beter if i never let you go
only if you never ever let go i'll know
Track Name: Overcome
someday we can overcome the things we feel inside
i will always follow you to where you need to hide
can we ever open up to whats behind our eyes
will we ever make it so we take off this disguise
may i only give you everything you need to try
can i always be the one you want to be beside
if we could be the way that we would dream at night
then we could see that everything would be alright
Track Name: Left Too Soon
now its true
suddenly your through
shooting at the sky
soon i let it go
spending all the days
shining like the stars
so you left too soon
suddenly your gone
should i let it slide
should i let it go
setting like the sun
say before its done
soon you let it go
should i fall
should i stay
soon i'll know
suddenly you call
standing up so tall
soon you let us know
singing all the songs
shining light goes dark
should i let out
should i fall
should i stay
soon i'll know
surely there is more
sitting there and stare
should light fall
Track Name: Start A War
you wait for falling snow and then i follow save the fallen souls bind the sorrow save it all it all will end tomorrow save it all it all will end in time fade out for all the stars to shine should it always start a war
should we all wait for salvation could we falter surely not unless we carry on sit down child of faults send your own to wait let me stand here down again before the rest of you ill never stay alone ill hesitate she'll never know soon everyone will know i levitate soon i will go home to the sky
Track Name: A Reason
you are so all done with living
there is so much more to see
i dont ever wanna hear you tell me its so hard to go on
theres a reason why your still right here
i dont ever wanna see you give up alone dont let it come down to something that you know will hurt the ones
you have given into letting us know you are not alone
dont you know that you are so loved
dont let all the seasons will consume you
dont let all the reasons they'll refuse you
Track Name: Last Song
you embrace what you know it is what you are shown
some will say you are thrown into this all alone
you are always on your own
drawing blood from your stone
one day when you have grown
you come down from your throne
i am lost in your sea holding onto your key
is this what it will be never know where are we ?