Like Water

by Mike San

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about

"Like Water" is Mike San's debut EP, and is packed full of catchy melodies and instrumentals.

The album was initially conceived during Mike's time studying at The Onyx SoundLab in Manchester, CT under the tutelage of studio owner Savino Melluzzo Jr.

Mike's studio sessions began in February 2013, when he and Savino started writing "Burn This Night" from scratch with a beat and a bass line. In between sessions, Mike would write vocal and instrumental parts at home, bringing them back to the studio later to record.

During Mike's study at the Onyx, he upgraded his home recording setup and built a vocal booth in his bedroom closet. With renewed confidence and quality, Mike began recording tracks for the album while continuing to record other tracks at the Onyx.

All told, tracks 1, 4, & 6 were recorded and mixed in Mike's home studio, while the other tracks were recorded and mixed at the Onyx by Savino.

The songs that make up the second half of the album were actually conceived as far back as 2003, while the first half were written this year.

As for the music, you can expect to hear a medley of what Mike calls "ambient indie pop." You've got your catchy pop melodies, but you've also got your spacious ambiance which is set behind an indie rock vibe.

Please feel free to click on individual tracks for more info and lyrics.

credits

released October 11, 2013

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Music and Lyrics written and
performed by Mike San

Additional composition, keyboards,
and beats on track 2 by Savino Melluzzo Jr.

Tracks 2, 3, 5 Recorded and
Mixed by Savino Melluzzo Jr.
at Onyx SoundLab
Manchester, CT

Tracks 1, 4, 6 Recorded and Mixed
by Mike San at Mike San Studio
northern CT

Additional production support by James Oberg
on tracks 2, 3, 5, Corey Cooper on tracks 3, 5, and
Mike Conway on track 5

Tracks 2, 3, 5 Mastered by
John Scrip at MASSIVE Mastering
Chicago, IL

Tracks 1, 4, 6 Mastered by
www.wavemod.com

Photography/Artwork (C) 2013 Mike San

(P) & (C) 2013 Mike San

www.mikesanmusic.com

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Mike San is a Connecticut based indie project, featuring acoustic instrumentals, including guitar and piano, gliding vocal melodies, electric guitars, synthesizer, harmonic overlays, and acoustic and electronic rhythms.

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Track Name: It's Only Right
now I know it's taking time
so I'll grow in due time
you are home, i know
it's your time
slowly it grows in your mind

you were having the time of your life
if only you were here
home was always on my mind
i'll meet you half way there

home, so close, i can recall
the hills stand tall in my backyard
the smell of rain on dry earth
the wild, untamed beating heart

you were having the time of your life
if only you were here
home was always on my mind
so I am on my way back home

well now i know
Track Name: Burn This Night
I sold you everything I own
I told you everything I know
The way I always know it's you
do only what you want to do

When I was younger we would sing
But only when I couldn't see
The way we always had to leave
You had to wear it on your sleeve

Now, will you only walk away
Burn this restless night down
Home, will you only have to stay
Sleep this restless night away.

The days we labored on our feet
I saw you walking down that street
The way they always had to feed
I took the only open seat.
Track Name: Half of You
and I called you out
i said out loud so you see
inside my eyes
you said how soon i said
at noon i heard you
hiked so high

...til you walk around....

and they chewed me out threw
me out will i ever find
the time
i said I'm here, it's just
a fear, I heard you faked
a sigh

...til you walk around....

seven days lost in space you said you'll
come fore me twenty years locked in here
to prove yourself to me

nah nah nah nah nah
Track Name: Pick Me Up
I breathe I sit I swear I won't regret
I've seen your dreams I swear I only ask
of you

pick me up please I've fallen, pick me up please
I'm down

last week I wept, the tears rolled down my neck
the waves, the wind the way i'm only half of you
Track Name: All Eyes
beneath our masks are veils we
lie hidden though often seen those qualities
you might call our shadow
unconscious

complicating sublimating always trying for pleasure
is there no release in sight

Ohhh, how can I hide from you when you are all eyes?

Something sad about a loss of meaning
some sort of sentimental vacuum encapsulates me
If I could reach for what i need: a will to meaning I will
be you

Ohhh, how can I hide from you when you are all eyes?
Track Name: This Is It
Is it no surprise I'd fold
Is it no surprise I'm under
If I could write the way it's meant to spiral out
I think I would, but then another plans starts to bottom out

Another sun begins dawning
Another moment keeps me crawling
And I know gonna have to go through this again

Sit around, settle in
Sit around, let light in
Sit around so we can make the pieces fit
So I know this is it

All I want is a steady soul
And a warm body
Of all these memories we could have all been free
but I let them go, so far behind but not too late

Another day keeps me from stalling
Another ocean starts calling
And I know gonna have to wake up every time.