Yaima’s third album “Antidote” (2018) was carefully crafted as a journey, a pulsing and fluctuating expanse of soundscapes entwined through the delicacies of human emotion. From start to finish this album is a portrayal of the element of fire, the dance of passion and renewal, the deep inner work of intention and the cultivated patience of devotion. Born of an ancient tune, layered in time - “Antidote” was written as a way to rekindle the spark of inspiration and new growth, the idea of transmutation and the power of transformation. These stories have come to life through the lessons and reflections written in the turning flames, wildfires, volcanic activity, the rising smoke, and by the warmth of the Earth's Heart. The Dragonfly is generally associated with Transformation, Change and Adaptability, Joy, and Lightness of Being. It is a powerful symbol of the realm of emotions, an invitation to dive deeper into what is felt, and a reminder to reconnect with Nature.
released December 29, 2018
The word itself comes from the root meaning “to breathe”. This Album was inspired by you, the listeners, the teachers, the weavers, the healers and manifestors - Thank you for Breathing Life into the stories, harmonies, prayers and rhythms. Each song has been seeded by a single spark, fueled by passion, creativity, and careful attendance so that we may all enjoy the warmth radiated by these flames.
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Many thanks to:
Dave Hoover (Harp), Youssoupha Sidibe (Kora), Mike Ji (Cajon), Geoff Ott (Recording @ London Bridge Studios - Seattle, WA),
Album Artwork - Simon Haiduk www.simonhaiduk.com
Mixing - Bluetech / Evan Bartholomew www.bluetechonline.com
Mastering - Shawn Hatfield www.audibleoddities.com
Element of Fire- for Passion, Inner Light & Motivation
“Cinis” dedicated to Yumi Mun
Special thanks to Mitch, Alicia & Allie Hampton, Jesse Lovan & Lisa Stiles, Halfmoon Haven, Kurt Danby, Gleb Kholodov, Timothy Austin, Audio Alchemy, Sustainable Samurai, Danielle Bellavita, Finca Morpho, Susie Shipman, Carly Grace, Sheri Herndon, Darin Leong, Kari Champoux, Charlie Caddock, Jonas Ketterle, Dave Hoover, Jordan Furrow, Everett Keithcart, Tanya Devine, Milo Hayden, The community at “CoSM”, Alex & Allyson Grey, Cascadian Family, Snowgrass Lodge, Hernan Savastano & Angela Sucich, Simon Haiduk, Jane Calm and all our friends, family and fans who supported this vision through the Kickstarter- we couldn’t have done it without you!!