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Astering

by Soft Punch

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1.
Astering 03:20 video
After the storm, your sudden fever flickered out You found a way out of the blankets and the house Onto the patio, oh in just a towel With eyes adjusting to the glow, you see it now At home, the gift you sent beside an open card With ink you smeared, it said to find you at the mark Streaming and stumbling the flames will form an arc A cluster patterning the heart Of Father Lucian who saw it and rejoiced A patient practice he enjoyed I want to sweep the sky until I figure out A way to watch it all unburdened by the doubt I want to leave behind the questions I have known Go with you astering and fall among the stars Cascading, endless in the night
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Lost in kudzu Rising in the fog The pace you kept Left me far behind By the lake where We forgot our shirts Strange light fell on Your chest and on your words Back at the camp The staff was freaking out Searching for two Boys who made it out By the lake where We forgot our shirts Strange light fell on Your chest and on your words By the lake where We forgot our shirts Strange light fell on Your chest and on your words

about

"There’s plenty here to mesmerize you... the way he mixes everything together is masterful... the magic that he creates has a real tone that you cannot shake... it all works perfectly." - Closed Captioned

"A perfect way to experience Soft Punch and the healing power of music." -MXDWN

"Looking forward to hearing more." - Life Elsewhere

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Do you ever think about how we connect?
Did the pandemic spur you to discover new ways to reach out?
Do you miss the intimacy of years passed?

I think it's incredible how love can transcend time and space, with signals bouncing off satellites and beaming under the ocean, letters carried into the air across the sea. Astering is a moment of wonder, admiring love and connection and the cosmos itself.

In a sense, Strange Light is the earthbound side of that--quite literally the B-side, in fact. It's an intimate, queer escape; it's two young lovers who hopped the fence; it's a private thrill, in the middle of the woods. It's also the sort of song that I wish I'd heard when I was young, about a tender new love shared by two boys.

credits

released November 5, 2021

Vocals & Instruments & Art by Ryan Little
Additional Percussion on Astering by Brendan Polmer

Recorded at Sir Douglas Studio
Mixing on Astering by Eamonn Aiken at The Bastille
Mastering on Astering by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya
Mixing & Mastering on Strange Light by Ryan Little

Cassette Art Based on NASA Photo of Space Shuttle Discovery
Digital Art Based on Illustration from Thomas Wright's
An Original Theory or New Hypothesis of the Universe

Tapes Pressed by Cryptic Carousel
Special Thanks to Matt Dowling and all my Patreon supporters

Music & Lyrics by Soft Punch (Ryan Little)
© 2021 Beyond The Coast (ASCAP)
℗ 2021 Bad Friend Records (BFR017)

come hang with me at:
patreon.com/ryanlittle

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Soft Punch Washington, D.C.

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