"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.
released October 11, 2013
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
Tracks 1, 4, 6 Recorded and Mixed
by Mike San at Mike San Studio
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
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.