Soft Approach

by iji

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codydjango Hardest hitting vibes! Masterful pop songwriting. Favorite track: Get Along.
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~ DJ Megasoup aka Selaroda ~ Another gem from this Seattle songsmith extraordinaire. Hits that sweet spot and simply makes ya feel good. Human music made by real humans. Favorite track: California Window.
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sam roberts oh god it sounds so right Favorite track: Friends Forever.
Laura Bowman
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Laura Bowman my fave used to be "get along" but i have really been feelin "western light" Favorite track: Western Light.
Nick Dolezal
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Nick Dolezal Soft to the touch! Favorite track: Cool Desert.
Jo Letke
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Jo Letke i feel like i will continue to find new reasons to love this album Favorite track: Get Along.
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With the 2.. 3... 4... we wave on the night Forty people leave their homes and we invite them inside the rooms been dressed up just right Cloud decorator Who knows where cool place sits on a map these days? If the kids keep piling in we're gonna sink this place. We all hope to be around when the wood floor caves and the party moves get wicked. Tonight will find the dancers, with each drop of sweat they rise. Fall asleep in it. The everything. Own me flock of birds. Human being blood be burned. The way flapping wingspan works We will be waiting. Tonight will find the dancer within each of us. I wanna sway with you. My new best friends.
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Somersaulting into the depths Deep colors of a summer dress It's like a movie, too good to be Old cartoon Keep rewinding it and zoom in on the screen Spring season's fragrant flower's spirit projects a hand tugging on my sleeve Cloud rider, Glowing apparition, What does your vision mean? Waving in the wind. Sifting out and in. What did you say you are? I don't know. What did you say you are? Only human I suppose. Double Cheesburger, Rollerblading, Summer Projection, Afternoon.
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Get Along 02:56
Get along my little guy. If song's gonna make you cry, my friend, I believe you. Good world watching is going fine. If you sat here as long as me, I'm pretty sure, you would see it. Sport is getting strange. Losing score now. Angry, tired freethrows are starting to pile up in the corner of our little room. Creatures of my pen's design enter through thine eyes and find someone pacing For real love to crack tonight, For fun to creep inside our strange interactions Holding the rhythm up, I fall into the groove behind the drums All wailing and getting up to find old energy I thought I'd known Whose feeling it now? We wave all around to work it out.
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Where definition be, is growing blurs around. What feelings I have seen, all the smiles and frowns and piling up. The window fades the flowers from your gown. All un-knowing now. The revolation tremors come and gone. We gulped that soda down. Tiny diamonds, sun shines more. Waves been crashing many days before. Old refinin' or breakin' down. Waves keep crashing when the sun goes down. So what do you think? How to make your shadow throw it's peace sign to the sky. The untraceable lines hanging out in a picture of the sun. Snare drum rattle Four on the floor Life forms walkin' many years before Under that old light
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Cool Desert 03:37
When the wind and the sand sketches my foot print Something finds me, waisting the day like it's funny Dream paint stretches out from my memory of a paved over land The Sunset City I am here, and it's ok Born here, and returning Trying to do my thing, what comes natural to me Shuffle through town again On the road in a hurry Snake rattle in my hand Coyote yelp in my tummy
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Feeling This 02:09
Running into walls tonight. I'm feeling this, heavy Whose got dirt on the coming light? Someone's gotta stop the day. Hard as we try Kicking, sly She's so on to us Walking out the door while I wait for an answer Inappropriate SMS on the way to the corner store Bedroom alone, clutching the phone Honestly, freaking out Reciting the pie-charts of my nude mind Coming alive tonight in sad song form I'm totally your deepest fan Watch me headbang in the backseat of the van Sweet radio, "104.5 in the shaddow of Mt. Rainier Tell all your friends" (radio i.d. of one the greatest stations of all times that unfortunately no longer exists) Honestly please forgive me For asking you tough questions over black coffee Egg sandwich, Pancakes, Waiting Top of the morning baby (Karl Blau lyric) I wanna hang with somebody I wanna chill with somebody Somebody who gets this
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The events of earlier were son unparalleled I rewind them through my brain I remember how it felt The night, so young, so completely myself Relaxing in the swells Now, folded in these pages Song you always sang Now, how could I rest these eyes? It's so completely strange to take a step outside and find you smoking cigarettes and walk right by as if it wasn't your friendly presence I was hoping to find. I walk by again. Now, to figure out the party Now, my funny phony dance Now, I wanna ask you to my buddy
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Rolling over in the western light Rocky beaches, sandbars, baseball cap No idea where I'm going Just that love of my life, drifting in the sun Come on companionship, Into the light! The hardest part of a western trip is growing accustomed to the end of it. Overcome by what we did and what we didn't do By the chirping in the afternoon By the surf that left it's foam on you when you got out of here, my baby Rolling over in the western light This coast has green skies Tall cliffs and foggy eyes Calling for the sound that pulls me home This coast has sweet luck Jarritos™ taco truck Holding in the breath that fills my zone Rolling over in the western light
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The gentle phase, piano chord Soft Three-toed sloth welcome dance Approach Sweet layering, portamento Drift Kiwi fruit, birthday suit Home Todos los de Iji queremos agradecerles muy sinceramente a nuestros estimados escuchantes su bondad en compartir con nosotros la experiencia total de Enfoque Suave. Mi llamo Zacharius. Gracius.

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Recorded over two weeks in October of 2012 at The Crystal Palace in Santa Cruz, California.

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released March 1, 2013

Zach Burba (songs, instruments, drawings), Drew Stoeckel (mixing, mastering, engineering, singing, and bass on Western Light), Max Bennet-Parker (piano, organ and synthesizers), Conor Martin (Drums), Nessie Sanzerbeard (operatic vocals, synthesizer on Western Light, Spanish translations), David Jaberi and Michelle Shofet (singing), Dorota Szuta (violin and singing), Alexi Erenkov (flute), Tim Rottenberg (trombone), Tyler Martin (big ideas, singing, co-wrote and played piano on La Enfoque Suave), Spencer Owen (singing on La Enfoque Suave), Jamie Burkart (photos)

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