FEED YOUR HEAD" is the long-awaited and mercilessly honest debut album of Ophelia The Suffering's solo project ECSTASPHERE. Conceptualized for the listener as a journey into the artist's mind, for herself as reprocessing and deliverance, the album addresses segments of Ophelia's life, mechanisms in her psyche, as well as fundamental motives of her aspiration. It is an album full of contrasts, stylistically and contextually - the game of the warm and the cold, the hard and the soft, the loud and the quiet. What may seem paradoxical at first actually amounts to a peerlessly accurate portrayal of Ophelia's soul. Secession and unification, lack and excess, desperation and hope swirl around each other in eternal ambivalence. But what underlies every single sound of this album is one thing: complete devotion.
It is a debut deliberately leaving many things standing open, yet still many raised questions become accessible by themselves throughout the record - motives are being taken up again, themes are being repeated and amended and broken open. "FEED YOUR HEAD" is to be understood as an artistic synthesis and should ideally be listened to from beginning to end - all of the tracks blend into each other and build upon each other. The sound aesthetic displays a rather unusual duality, and this is also an intentional element of the concept - the breaking open of concepts becomes a concept.
"FEED YOUR HEAD" invites the listeners to release everything familiar for an hour and immerse into another person who is completely alone and completely salvaged in this music, perhaps to find a new approach towards themselves, or maybe just to realize that music - as the most abstract of all art forms - can not only tell stories, give statements, make feelings graspable, but can sometimes also embody the key to a whole life. You are invited to feed me to your head.