OvO

by Yaima

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kortematt89
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kortematt89 You guys are amazing at what you do.
Elevated consciousness just pours out of this. Favorite track: Our Game.
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edensmama haunting and emotive...love it Favorite track: Our Game.
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Iceman my review in French is there cheziceman.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/musique-yaima-ovo/
your album is wonderful to travel after a day at work. the perfect mix between ambient, trip hop, and world music. Favorite track: It's Written In The Wind.
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Frederic Bezies How to define it? Take some world music, add some electronic instruments, a great female voice, some folk guitars. Shake it carefully and pour in your ears.

This is a great album, helping you feel good for the rest of the day. A pure musical jewel. What are you waiting for? :)

You're in love with Dead Can Dance ? Again, what are you waiting for? Favorite track: It's Written In The Wind.
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WeirdToast So healing. These are beautiful songs the world needs right now. This album became my anchor during a difficult journey into the inner realms and I feel blessed to have it in my toolbox for future use. Peaceful, heartfelt, moving music.
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moontrolling more than a collection of new songs, OVO is an interconnected story of a seed, of the energies of the four seasons, of evolution ~ not from without, but from within. listen to this from start to finish, pref with headphones to absorb all the layers & intentions. Pepper's lyrics are engrossing & inspiring. this is an amazing offering of artistry, hopefulness & beauty from Yaima; we are so fortunate to have them interpreting our dreams for us <3 Favorite track: Our Game.
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about

OvO means "seed" or "egg" and stands for the point in time or space at which something starts- the next evolution.

The Journey of OvO Begins in Winter.

"As the Wind Blows,
Soft Across the Valley,
These Seeds,
Carry New Dreams…

In the Winter,
The Seeds Remember,
Their Song,
Evolution…."

Proceeds into the Spring & Summer....

"When the rains came,
The call to life began.
Reaching for the light,
Learning as they grow,
digging deep beneath
the darkest soil.
Stabilizing.

Finding Balance.
Evolution."

Recedes in Fall....

"Leaves they fall
All to the ground
Spreading their color
All around
A life fully lived
Whispers in the wind
Disintegration..."

And returns to Winter

"Start anew,
Begin again,
seeds are carried,
By the wind...

Evolution"

The Owl appears on the cover art as well as in the title "OvO" and represents the elemental energy of the Wind.

Owl stands for the truth and the ability to navigate through the darkest night by finding and listening to the wisdom and light from within ourselves.

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released November 18, 2016

Together We Rise-

Yaima would like to extend our deepest gratitude for our amazing family, tribe, and ever-expanding community for being a part of every step, every song and every dream! Everything we do is a direct reflection of you!

~OvO~

All music for OvO composed by Yaima- Produced by Masaru Higasa, Lyrics by Pepper Proud, Instrumentation by Masaru Higasa & Jeff Kimes, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered with BURL gear by Jake Perrine

Special Thanks to:

Everett Keithcart (VJ Kaizen) & Kirra Lien for all your collaborations & inspiration!

Jim Bredouw-For the use of "Studio with a View" and for playing the bass on “The Sacred", Subaqueous- Isaac Cotec for Inspiring "Our Game", David Sugalaski & Ayla Nereo, Jumpsuit Records, Nina Von Feldmann, Darin Leong, Elliot Rasenick, Michael Manahan, The Downtemple- Chryseph & Jamila Honeybear, Orcasong Farm, Bela Lahombre, Color In SPace Inc, Kevin Colomby, Devon Christie and Sasha Cuff

Album Artwork & Design by Simon Haiduk & David Heskin

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Yaima Seattle, Washington

Creating a finely tuned container for their audience, members- Masaru Higasa (Guitar, flutes, handpan) Pepper Proud (guitar & vocals) and Jeff Kimes (percussion) weave an intricate and soothing musical journey... traversing soundscapes with a familiar yet ancient tune.

Their live performances are usually coupled with projected visual art (Kaizen- Everett Keithcart)
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Track Name: Winter - Intro
As the Wind Blows,
Soft Across the Valley,
These Seeds,
Carry New Dreams…

In the Winter,
The Seeds Remember,
Their Song,
Evolution….
Track Name: Our Game
Our Game

A story told of long ago
Before they knew
They were powerful.
Materials ruled the world
They sang sad songs
Of how they suffered.
With narrow eyes
And twice sold lies,
A victims view
From inside a cube
My Love

Then all at once
But one by one
They heard the call
A simple song saying
"When would you like
To leave it all behind?
You can quit all your sorrow
Lose track of time
And jump in- surrender
Wash it all away
Jump in and remember
This is our game
My Love"

And now the tables have turned
And the scales have evened
And the Illusions
Are breaking at the seams
And the patterns
And problems
And prisons of the past
Will be pushed under the table
Never meant to Last
And we grow in numbers
Day by day
A familiar smile
Upon your face
My Love.

Then all at once
But one by one
They Heard the call
A simple song,
Saying, “When would you like
to leave it all behind?
You can quit all your sorrow
Lose track of time
And jump In- surrender
Jump in- surrender
Wash it all away
Jump in and remember
This is our game
My Love”
Track Name: It's Written In The Wind
Lyrics to Written in the Wind:

In an old poem,
In the lining,
Of a double helix.
Only one switch,
Of the sequence,
Can remind if you wish.
Not from without,
But from within,
The spectrum turns to white.
True devotion,
If you listen,
Is written
In the wind.

Does desire
Rule the mental,
Turning truth into a fool?
No time in silence,
No time to listen,
No eyes to see it through?
Not from without,
But from within,
The spectrum turns to white.
True devotion,
If you listen,
Is written
In the wind.

Come up now,
To the mountain,
Where the air is sweet.
It is there that the wind sings,
The voice,
of wisdom speaks.
Not from without,
But from within,
The spectrum turns to white.
True devotion,
If you listen,
Is written
In the wind.
Track Name: Spring & Summer
When the rains came,
The call to life began.
Reaching for the light,
Learning as they grow,
digging deep beneath
the darkest soil.
Stabilizing.

Finding Balance.
Evolution.
Track Name: May You Open
OOOoooOOO

Like the Potter
Spinning time,
Like the Weaver
Weaving lines,
Like the writer
Take time,
In this moment
what will you find?

Feel the heart start
The unheard cry,
Only darkness
Seeds the light,
May you open
See beyond,
The Fruitful Seed
Seeks the sun.
Track Name: Inner Worlds
Balance
Balance & Exchange
It’s all just Balance

As the roots of the tree,
Equal it branches,
So do our Inner-Worlds,
Match the outer-worlds.
Balance

Balance

As the leaves of the tree
Nourish the roots
Does the mind when set free
Realize the truth

Balance
It’s all just Balance
Balance & Exchange

Like the air through the branches
Like the wind on the leaves
Learning how to bend
Learning how to mend
In the breeze.

Balance
It’s all just Balance
Balance
Track Name: Arise
A prayer for the Animals on Earth.
Track Name: Waking From Sleep
The heat of the sun
Scorches the valley
A new time is at hand
River’s receding
From the edges
Dryness of the land
As the sun highlights
The light white dust
From the bottom
Of a dried up lake
The cloud will rise up
Unfurling edges
A beckoning spirit

Saying when is the time
If its not too late
Color of rage
Color of change
Color of strain
Color of pain
No more restraint
Call in the rain
No more restraint
Call in the rain

This land won’t bear
If it can’t weep
Thousands of hearts
Waking from sleep
Deep in the well
Rises the tide
The time is at hand
No where to hide
Suppressing the passion
Subjective lies
Devices to keep
The truth here denied
It won’t be an option
No time to decide
Together we fall
Together we rise

Saying when is the time
If its not too late
Color of rage
Color of change
Color of strain
Color of pain
No more restraint
Call in the rain
No more restraint
Call in the rain
No more restraint
Call in the rain
Track Name: Follow The Heart
Follow the Heart

Like a lantern in the dark,
Follow on now,
Follow the heart.
The mountain high,
The valley low,
The edges caught
By moonlight.

Like a lantern,
Pulsing heart,
The balanced Rhythm,
Air in my lungs,
Sweeping up,
The mountain high,
Returning wholly
To the divine.

Like a lantern
Finally breathe
Imagine all this
Finally free
The mind will open
Drift on the wind
Can you feel it?
Time to begin.

Like a lantern.
Track Name: The Air, The Oil, The Water, The Soil
Breathe the Air,
Light the Oil,

Drink the Water,
Heal the Soil.

Breathe the Air,
Light the Oil,

Drink the Water,
Heal the Soil.
Track Name: Fall
Leaves they fall
All to the ground
Spreading their color
All around
A life fully lived
Whispers in the wind
Disintegration
Track Name: The Sacred
In this moment
All the earth
Stands still
Time unwinds
It’s coil
And life is filled
To the brim
With spaciousness

Oh how simple
Oh the sacred
Oh how simple
Oh the sacred

Unfolding Sighs
And cries
Rang out
A universal
Openness
Each spirit here
sang in tune
Into ferocious
Love
No fear here
No fear here
No fear here

Oh the Sacred.
Track Name: Winter - Outro
Start Anew
Begin Again
Seeds are carried,
By the Wind....

Evolution.