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On Soft Sounds from Another Planetshe and producer Craig Hendrix take the project out of the bedroom and aim for something larger. Much slicker and less wonky, the songs have a spacious, expansive sound that envelops the listener in warmth even when the synths get a little chilly. In less capable hands, the jump to a more professional sound could have been Album) disaster. Zauner and Hendrix don't sacrifice much of the idiosyncratic appeal of the first album; it still comes across as Zauner 's vision and not a bid for indie chart success.

She doesn't tamp down on the wild edges of her voice, she still writes very personal lyrics, and even when the songs veer toward the same '80s synth pop territory in which everyone else seems hellbent on staking a claim, the album doesn't lose its distinct charm.

What the Diving Woman - Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet (CD add to the mix is greater than anything that was lost in the transition; the walls of fuzzy guitars, the Spector -sized echo, the impact her voice makes now that it is clearly recorded. While there are songs on the previous album that had some real emotional impact, there was some odd stuff that failed to connect. Now everything hits like a knockout punch. Tracks like the guitar-heavy, almost shoegaze "Diving Woman," the soft focus, soft rock lament "Til Death," and the epic girl-group-in-space "Boyish" are wonderful combinations of lyrical insight, evocative arrangements, and stunning vocal performances that show Zauner can go big and still sound down to earth.

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Drowned in Sound. Archived from the original on July 17, Retrieved July 21, The Guardian. Retrieved July 17, Jeremy Leaming. David Iacino. Diving Woman - Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet (CD Schatz. Chase Falk. Calum Elliott. Jean-Bernard Breau. Steven Moses. Christopher Tower. James Ingles. Hoan Tran. World of Echo. Jake Moran. Michael Hocter. Kevin Weaver. Purchasable with gift card. Sold Out. Diving Woman Road Head You gave road head on a turnpike exit Going home, going home Last ditch desperate, Album) a makeshift siphon Pump and run, Album) and run Pump and run, pump and run Run!

Machinist With it, Michelle Zauner carves out her place as a solo artist, floating in a realm between indie, alternative, and punk in the sense that Chastity Belt or Girlpool might describe themselves as such. Japanese Breakfast is turning into an artist with much to adore, unabashedly authentic but creating music that we can still all see a little bit of ourselves in.

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