What I Need is the sixth album from Melbourne band 2 Inch Tape.
As you journey through the albums nine tracks you can feel the likes of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Radiohead along for the ride. The opening title track would sit nicely amongst Youngs Ditch Trilogy, whilst the use of complex rhythms in Way Too Deep and The Edge and layered textures throughout of bowed vibraphone, ondes musicales and operatic voices hark to a Yorke/ Greenwood creation.
Rigoni’s lyrics are cemented in heartfelt sincerity highlighted by the deeply personal lyrics of What I Need, The Edge, Longing and Again. Way Too Deep speaks to many of us who struggle with the multiplying demands of modern life whilst That’s Beautiful draws inspiration from Cohen’s final letter to Marianne Ihlen. Sysiphus, Eurydice and Lydia are amongst the cast that draw these songs into a cohesive album.