by Awali

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Dandelion 03:43
Dandelion Straight to the point Straight to the edge Straight to the line Are you a ghost? Are you an angel woven of light? Circles and stains I can't beleive I can still smile Hold in my breath and let it out for dandelion Seeds gonna fly seeds gonna fly where will I'm gonna end up this time?
Sicilian ghost Silence spilled on the table cloth I just wanted us to stay close Dream of you every day and night Hope you're alive, hope you're alive Hollow chest is the solid wall I will rebel against them all They don't care about you or me but they will see, oh they will see I did everything that I can I've done everything that I could I will fight for you till the end Non Ti scordar, Non Ti scordar di me Cold lake waters above my head I remember each thing you said There's no reason for me to stay Abraccia me, abraccia me...
Parallels 03:28
Pieta 05:42
Pieta it was all just about to begin something tender, Fragile and sacred was about to be born but inside of me pulsates sorrow as if all that we could have, is dead Two of us are like orphaned children who survived a terrible crash weeping in a silent pieta marble cold fills our ashen flesh God only knows, how our souls are tired! our burden is breaking us down I'm whispering to you 'enough' and the corpse of our unborn love is left on our hands
Where are you now? who do you live with? what are your dreams? You are watching the road being swallowed by darkness Where are you now? who do you live with? Whom do you love? Daily job is the poison You used to inhale and believe it's your personal freedom What have you become? Are you going to look away? Don't you worry, we both went astray you're banality caged in a body of a human who lives to obey *** Где ты теперь, с кем ты живёшь и чем о ком ты мечтаешь сидя в последнем вагоне поезда глядя как путь убегает во тьму Где ты теперь и кем ты живёшь чьё тело сжимаешь в порыве любовном Как отраву вдыхаешь работу И привыкаешь к мысли о том, Что именно так Выглядит лучшая версия личной твоей свободы Чем же ты стал теперь? Будешь при встрече прятать глаза и шершавые руки? Я не обижусь, поверь Ты для меня стал живым воплощением скуки
Shadows 02:59
Shadows of tall buildings Scenes and episodes of some spring memories Almost sick, almost true Almost faded after endless attempts to understand So what else do you want from me? There is nothing left, don't you see? All I've had, now is sold it is gone, It was given away for nothing to the homeless Heartless Bottomless In their sadness and in their sorrow they are empty and I am hollow There's only a presence of hope It's a spark that will grow into fire Street lights sending the pulse by wire Pale, they look straight at me. We have grown together, you see Like those trees that just strangle each other I strangle you, and you - me. *** Тени высоких зданий Отрывки и эпизоды каких-то весенних воспоминаний Почти больных, почти верных Почти затертых От бесконечных попыток Понять Чего ещё от меня ты хочешь? нечего у меня отнять. Все что было я продала за бесценок Подарила бездомным Бездушным Бездонным В своей грусти и в своей боли Но присутствие духа и воли Освещает меня изнутри А снаружи горят фонари И бледным светом глядят в меня. Прямо в душу. Я срослась с тобой. Как деревья Которые душат Я тебя, ты меня.
Through Love 05:46
This is the perfect frame and perfect time You get to choose only once So choose it wise Some pieces of me forever gone I lost them, the rest is scattered along the road I had to, I went too far to find myself I had to, I went too far to find my soul I ask please, for all of us to learn through love There was enough There was enough of pain
Telom 03:18
Все ещё только могло начаться Зарождалось нежное Хрупкое и святое А ощущение будто все уже у нас было И наше совместное - Мертвое и отжитое Мы как оставшиеся в живых, Но осиротевшие дети. Как над телом Иисуса рыдаем в беззвучной пьете Мраморные, холодные На пьедестале Господи, как же души наши устали! кричим исступлённо о тяжести нашего груза И ворочаем труп Не родившейся нашей любви
By The River 04:48


'Embodied' is a concept-album that incudes poems in Russian and English, photography and regular :) songs. It is a melancholic dark wave set, exploring the fragility and inner strength of a human being through deliberately limited electronic music tools for consistent sound.

[ɪm] as 'I'm'

Often, when asked about my origin, I stumble. I am stuck. Because I am from everywhere. So sometimes I answer ‘Ukrainian’, because I happen to born there. But I don't feel like it. My mom was born in Siberia. Does it make me also Russian? I'm not Russian. My grandmothers were from Poland and Czech Republic. And their ancestors came from Greece and Lithuania. My surname is German... Oh yeah, and by the way, my grandfather was some kind of Mongolian, which I discovered just recently. So who am I now? I think I want to be seen as cosmopolitan, as the citizen of this planet, as a human, in the end I will always remain a “foreigner” wherever I go... and yet will be at home as long as there’s a sky above my head...where I feel beloved and where are people dear to my heart. This is my story and by this bilingual album I embrace it.

[ˈbɒdi] as 'body'

This album is a walk through the landscape of love. A walk that takes us back to our true selves. On this way we meet people that embody everything we’ve ever dreamed of and those that embody all our fears. We learn to let go and learn to own our feelings.
“I ask, please, for all of us, to learn through love. There was enough of pain”.
<from ‘Through Love ‘>

[d] as D1

The road between the points A and B. Between the nightmare and the dream. The axis.


released November 22, 2018

Music, lyrics (poems and translation),
vocals and all instruments, sound-design,
field recording, mix: Tamara Shmidt

Graphics: Tamara Shmidt

Master: Kakaxa

Photo: blood.black.sandman


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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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