ANIMA!

by ANIMA!

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Andrew Yd
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Andrew Yd Awesome debut album! Smart and inspired electronic pop, great sound... I love it, especially "Breathe", "Crave" & "Optimism". It's a pleasure to support you. Keep up with the good work!

Greetings from a lonely singing robot (andrewyd.bandcamp.com) Favorite track: Breathe.
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Matt When a potter throws a pot on the wheel, he feels the clay, excess water flung, soaks the potter. He feels the clay forming, taking shape, breathes in it's essence, forms it into a masterpiece. Anima! is that very Masterpiece. Insightful, Artistic, Hypnotic, spanning the breadth of existence, as if from the spectacle of a meandering explorer. Close your eyes, drink it in... breathe! :) Incredibly fresh album! Thanks guys! Favorite track: Silver Screen.
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about

Written over 2015 from our creative spaces in the redwoods of California to Africa, our debut LP is self-defining to our name anima; the Latin word for the breath of life in each of us. Songs of urge, hope, absence, compassion, awareness, to superficiality, these songs are our reflections of 'the self'.

This album was created to remind us that no matter how much we get caught up in the bubbles of distraction, we can breathe in the air and should make our almost impossible existence something valuable to ourselves and to the environment we are nurtured so generously by.

Your self is a gift that we can spend our lifetime opening.

- ANIMA!

credits

released January 12, 2016

Songs written by Vicente Espi and Arielle Vakni
© 2015 ANIMA! PRS/ASCAP

Mixing by Vicente Espi, Songololo Studio
Mastered by Alex Psaroudakis, AP Studios

Special thanks to Songololo Music

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ANIMA!

Breathe In. Breathe Out.

Alt Experimental Pop.

We are a Californian + South African.

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Track Name: Self
Is it in the sky
Falling from the pine
Does it grow from the ashes of the fire?

I can’t see it’s face
But it takes the shape
Of the mountainside we stop to admire

We can hear it’s here
When we inhale, exhale the head clear
Holding the hands we hold dear
Run from the arms of our fears and grow

How it whispers close
It can’t save our souls
For it lives in us, upon our earth

What does it speak of
So we feel it’s love
Does it ask us for something in return?
Track Name: Breathe
Breathe easy tonight
Stay quiet
Let the lines on your face feel light
Till the mornings ripe
It'll be alright

Speak your mind
Unwind all of your designs
I know you try
Put it on the line
Set it all aside

Long as you're alive

If there's hate there is love
If there's a right then there will be a wrong
Breathe out
Breathe in
Whatever you take, whatever you give
Constantly circles around again
Breathe out
Breathe in

This is it
We give what we've got to give
And we begin
To see it from within
Let the rhythm in
And give it back again

Here and now
Is the sound
All the people shout
Lay it down on the common ground
Let your light be found
Long as you're around

If there's hate there is love
If there's a right then there will be a wrong
Breathe out
Breathe in
Whatever you take, whatever you give
Constantly circles around again
Breathe out
Breathe in
Track Name: Crave
Please excuse me sir could you spare some change?
Every day I get up and it’s all the same
I am inside out in a sideways place
I got friends around but they’re all mistakes

And the bottle tips to my open throat
And the needle hits on the skin so cold
I am underneath I cannot control
Crave

Fill me up until my plate is full
Is it for my head, is it for my fuel?
I will open up, I will swallow whole
Sugar in the veins and the heart consoled

‘Cause it’s something that everybody needs
When we just give in how it tastes so sweet
Is it by design, does it grow from greed?
Crave
Track Name: The Fire
This is one for the endless air
Every breath that I need it’s there, so
When I speak you can hear my prayers
To be aware

This is one for the standing trees
Staying put so that life can breathe, but
When we take more than what we need, it isn’t fair

We are here we are alive
On this earth, on this earth
Made to do more than survive
It’s our turn, it’s our turn
Make the world go round or were all going’ down in the fire
That we light
Life’s a gift, you get one try
Do it right, do it right

This is one for the solid ground
Stretchin’ out as I’m homeward bound, you’re
There when I put my two feet down
To move around

This is one for the river flow
Doesn’t stop when it’s tired, it goes on
So the greens and the gold can grow
To feed the town
Track Name: Silver Screen
What a display
We can’t look away
From the ones who get paid
To stand on the stage

And the people all watch
Sit and witness in silence

I see them up on the screen
We all listen but they don’t say anything
They look so pretty and free
But we can think when we are unplugged from the machine

I get my own thoughts
I don’t need to be taught

They don’t know what I want
They can’t have what I’ve got

We can choose what we see on the silver screen
We don’t need this
Turn it off, we won’t eat all the lies they feed
Watch what frees us
Track Name: Optimism
And I’m here again
Caught my head in a place somewhere else in the stratosphere
How it came and went
But the thing I never knew is that all of the beauty is here

All things that live
Live in the moment
We’re what we give
Give to the moment

The future is now
Are you gonna be here?
The past ain’t around
Are you gonna be here or not?

I am listening
Forget all the plans and the pressures and thoughts ahead
Cause they don’t exist
It’s just me and my breath and the moment that I am in

All things that live
Live in the moment
We’re what we give
Give to the moment

The future is now
Are you gonna be here?
The past ain’t around
Are you gonna be here or not?
Track Name: Serendipity
Where will I go how will I know I’m there
Walking blindly in a city that I’ve never seen
Alive and awake, think that I make my way
But everything is planned
Everything is planned as it should be

And when I wake
Each breath I take knows it
Everything is planned
Each passing day makes no mistake of it
Everything is planned
Everything is planned as it should be

All can be yours if you let go of it
Everything is planned
Everything is planned
Everything is planned as it should be

All things make no mistake of it all
Track Name: You're Alive
Sidewalk walkers
Empty vessels
Task completers
Fundamental
They’re all looking down

Can’t take the time to enjoy all the space and the sound
Or the look in another’s eyes

No one’s listening, no one’s thinking
No one holds their heart up high
Go through the motions, keep repeating
The words but we do not know why

Satisfaction
Just add water
Clock is ticking
Cant wait longer
I need it right now

The people all need to feel pleasure or they will shut down
If they don’t have something to hold

No one’s listening, no one’s thinking
No one holds their heart up high
Go through the motions, keep repeating
The words but we do not know why

You’re alive
We’re alive
Don’t you know?
Track Name: Flux and Stasis
The eyes close
The heart slows
The time goes by
Whats the point in trying

Your friends talk
Wonder what’s wrong
Another sad song
Playing on repeat

Somewhere in there it is living underneath the,
The surface,
It’s in you
Every minute you are living is a choice so
I choose love,
I am love

You could go
Follow airflow
See where the road goes
Change the scenery

You'll feel fear
Cause were all scared
It means you’re out there
Living honestly
Track Name: Heartflow
I turn in
The heart sounds
The mind knows
To quiet down

I look in
The heart sounds
It’s up to me
To hear it out

When hope is thin
And the days grow too long
Hush, listen

You know more than you think you know
You are the light you need to grow
You know more than you think you know

I turn in
The heart sounds
The mind knows
To quiet down

I look in
Love surrounds
It’s up to us
To give it out