White Silence

by Awali

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Long-prepared album by Prague-based project Awali. It includes songs, that you might have heard already at Awali's concerts and completely new material as well.


released September 15, 2016

Instruments&Voice: Tamara Shmidt
Music&Lyrics: Tamara Shmidt
Muisc&Sounddesign: Aitcher Clark
Violoncello: Alena Sistkova
Mix: Aitcher Clark & Kakaxa
Artwork: Tamara Shmidt
Graphics: Primal Ritual



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Awali Prague, Czech Republic

Awali is a Prague based musical project of Tamara Shmidt. It is a mixture of soft vocals, piano sound with experimental electronic and modern classical music.
All of this is then influenced by ambient, cinematic, industrial, trip-hop & IDM styles.
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Track Name: Dissolved In Soft Glow
To come to say hello
Dissolved in soft sun glow
Allowed to remain beloved
Allowed to speak about..

Ref: the tale, the trail of breadcrumbs
for those who're getting lost

The skin, the sweat, the drafts of unsent letters,
the knight, the last survived after all battles
who barefoot walks alone on the wet ground
and sunshine in his hair is like a gold crown
The air is filled with the fragrance of flowers
The pair of wings are still waiting for lovers
The room is empty and only lace curtains
are swaying in the wind from the south..

You will see
The darkness does not exist
Our eyes are blind to see
The true light.

I'll take the half of pain
I'll sing the words you say

Allowed to stay beloved
Allowed to speak about

Ref: Remember taste of breadcrumbs
The trail will take, will take you home,
that you will find
you will find...
Track Name: Giselle
Don't touch me
take away your hands
I promised to myself that this will be the end

I beg you
to forget my name
There's nothing left for me to say

I fall asleep in a dry creek bed
Cold heavy rains bring the water back,
wash the dirt away
take away the pain
let the river flow
let the flowers grow

Don't curse me
I'm already dead
Dry tears and prayers became my daily bread

Beasts singing
me their lullabies
and softly brush my hair before sunrise

Track Name: Strong White Wings
Let's open the window,
it smells bad inside
I don't want to see this;
let's turn off the lights

Give me a paper,
give me a pen,
dictate me a mantra
I want to feel Zen
I wanna feel Zen

My room, I sit here
and staring at the screen
My virtual world,
where else have I been?

I'm stuck in this hideout,
I want to see mountains,
I want to feel ground
I wanna feel ground

I want to smell ocean
and feel a breeze on my cheek
I weigh up my options
and floor starts to creak

Oh high flying plane
with strong white wings,
please take me away
Please take me away
Track Name: Hurry Up
Big cities, long streets,
High buildings,work-weeks,
Short days, short days, short days.

Big cities, long streets,
That’s where our way splits in two.

Hurry Up, Hurry Up,
Hurry Up…

Big cities, long streets,
High buildings and blood pressure,
And I just need to breathe fresh air,
fresh air, fresh air.

Big city is just a playground
For those who want more money.

Hurry Up, Hurry Up,
Hurry Up…

I'm going up slowly then faster and faster,
I'm going up then I run
Out from the subway
To see the sun!

Earn more, buy shit,
Don’t think how to live with it,
Watch TV - don’t think,
don’t think, don’t think.

Big cities, long streets,
Measured with my bare feet,
That’s where my heart beats,
my heart beats, my heart beats
and breaks!

Hurry Up, Hurry Up,
Hurry Up…
Track Name: Top Gun
You ask me if I cook like your ex',
Well, I don't, but (hm), let me think,
hey! i'd bake a cake for you
with a pinky cream on the top
For wasting my time
and for breaking each promise
i should smash this cake into your pretty face.
Is the cream ok?
It took me so long!

REF: You keep saying I do my best, i do do do my be-best
Oh, better don't try at all.
You keep saying words, making new promises:
what a shame, if you don't like me - just go away
and tune in another fm-wave.
Go and party all night
I don't mind.
Dance and hang out with friends
listening to Bad Romance.

When listening to this beat you tap with your feet
like this:...
But this is me, that loser, outsider and a freak, who wrote this.
who cares now about how you neglected me, how I failed.
who cares now, that they told me not to sing.

You're like a mannequin from the window case
of the nicest shop from the main street,
Driving downtown your cool car,
like you're from the Top Gun.

You have a wide smile, white teeth, nice haircut,
nice trendy clothes.
You kind of having fun drinking beton,
champagne, gin, beer, rum, rose,
red and white wine.

Track Name: Inmotion
We pay for everything
When we are thirsty and need to drink

We have to buy water, to buy food
we pay for the restroom, we pay for the restroom,
should we pay soon for the air to breath?

We pay for the pills that help us to sleep
We pay for ristretto that keeps us awake

We pay for the pills to not get pregnant
and later pay to have a child

We pay for the music and light
and we need to have money to keep us alive

We pay for ID to be identified
You pay to different doctors to treat your disease

We pay for the xbox and tv to wash our brain
to wash our brain
to wash our brain
to wash our brain...
Track Name: White Silence
This wind heard the songs of the whales
This rain has been born from the waves
These clouds kissed the peaks of Pamir
Don't think that I'll always be near

White linens now are wrinkled and left
White poem is the most beautiful theft
White silence is much louder than thoughts
White walls are reflecting my voice

I'm looking for your face in the crowd and
For something, that they used to call love
It's a battle, a wild battle in an invisible war,
But gave you my own shield and my sword
Track Name: Out From The Darkness
Red coloured eyelids
From inner side
Out from the darkness
Follow the Blind

Touching the bottom
spinning around
Shaking and dirty
Reaching kamal

Gazing at one point
Counting heartbeats
Holding in wet hands
Old prayers beads

Voice is distorted
Steps aren't sure
Crossing the border
Asking for more

Sorrow's behind us
Dew damped our hair
Open your eyes now
We're almost there