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On his 2016 breakthrough EP I Think You Think Too Much of Me, Dublin-based vocalist-producer and multi-instrumentalist Jonathon Ng aka Eden struck a rare balance of ingenuity and intuition with its guitar-heavy take on electronic pop. With his full-length debut, Vertigo, he takes an even more instinct-driven approach to his music, a process he perceives as a form of exploration. "Even when I'm writing, I don't feel like I'm actually creating anything," he says. "It's more like I'm uncovering something that's already there. Like how an archaeologist doesn't create a fossil – they're just finding it and uncovering it, and maybe rearranging it if it's broken. Releasing this body of work is terrifying and exciting and overwhelming for me. A lot of it is so personal. This album is not a coming-of-age story, but it caused one." "Start//End" fuses its seemingly disparate elements – cinematic strings, hard-hitting beats, falsetto vocals, spacey synth tones – into a sprawling meditation on desperation and hope while follow-up "Gold" showcases Ng's forward-thinking songwriting and arranging skills.