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The Quality of Light

Kiva Simova

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The Quality of Light

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This is the third solo CD ('14), after The Ladder ('98), and Pulse ('05). An eclectic collection frequently including her specialty of overtone singing (two pitches simultaneously from one voice) blended with jazzy pop, world, alt singer songwriter, experimental stuff. Vivid lyrics. With lots of piano. One totally improvised piece with didgeridoo master Ondrej Smeykal (track #10) *BONUS files with full album purchase: Liner notes with credits, Front cover art (jpg files), all lyrics (doc file)

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  1. 1 Going Down 04:13 Info
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  2. 2 Sea Legs 04:54 Info
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  3. 3 The Endeared Ones 03:58 Info
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  4. 4 Bitter my Sweet 03:39 Info
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  5. 5 Just in Case 03:35 Info
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  6. 6 In Her Nature 03:38 Info
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  7. 7 Resurrected 00:43 Info
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  8. 8 Common Thread 05:23 Info
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  9. 9 The Opposite of Torture 02:22 Info
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  10. 10 Meeting in Dreamtime 00:43 Info
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Art work from back cover and disc face of THE QUALITY OF LIGHT, Photo by Veronica Barrett, Location: Sri Lanka

Art work from back cover and disc face of THE QUALITY OF LIGHT, Photo by Veronica Barrett, Location: Sri Lanka

Pulse

Kiva

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Pulse

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The second CD ('05) features a lot of hand percussion from various cultures, such as African, Latin, East Indian, Caribbean, middle Eastern. Includes many variations of overtone singing, some vocables (imaginary language) and improvisation providing lush textures and piano accompaniment. A few tracks have actual lyrics. A real eclectic collection of world beat mixed with jazz influences, and even a little Cajun and Klezmer. *BONUS files with full album purchase: All lyrics, Credits (doc files), Front & Back cover art (jpg files)

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  1. 1 Sanctuary 05:19 Info
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  2. 2 Donde Soweika 03:44 Info
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  3. 3 Serendipity Doodah 01:38 Info
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  4. 4 Everything Goes 03:49 Info
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  5. 5 Morning Dew Ragu 03:09 Info
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  6. 6 The Incident 02:06 Info
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  7. 7 Firecracker Suite 03:24 Info
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  8. 8 That Zing 03:13 Info
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  9. 9 Kaida Kei 03:21 Info
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  10. 10 In the Flesh 04:28 Info
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Back cover image from PULSE, Photo by Paul Lewis, Location: Winnipeg, MB

Back cover image from PULSE, Photo by Paul Lewis, Location: Winnipeg, MB

Inside art work from PULSE, Photo by Paul Lewis, Location: Carberry Desert, Manitoba

Inside art work from PULSE, Photo by Paul Lewis, Location: Carberry Desert, Manitoba

The Ladder

Kiva

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The Ladder

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The debut album ('98) is full of rich lyrics, lush arrangements and contributions of many accomplished musicians. A diverse listening journey culminating with Kiva's biggest hit 'Regret'. Overtone singing (two pitches simultaneously from one voice) plays a role in roughly a third of the album. *BONUS files with full album purchase: All lyrics and credits (doc files), Front & Back art work (jpg files)

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  1. 1 Tuva on Rye 04:40 Info
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  2. 2 Untouchable 03:40 Info
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  3. 3 Gone Forever 04:57 Info
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  4. 4 Seven Years 03:57 Info
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  5. 5 The Big Picture 03:52 Info
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  6. 6 Egyptian Eyes 03:35 Info
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  7. 7 Venus and the Fly 03:13 Info
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  8. 8 Dare to Lose 04:01 Info
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  9. 9 The Flip Side 00:50 Info
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  10. 10 The Science Project 03:47 Info
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  11. 11 Heart Overboard 03:57 Info
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  12. 12 Interlude in Monkey Forest 02:37 Info
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  13. 13 On the Ganges 06:17 Info
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  14. 14 Freedom to Go 04:27 Info
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  15. 15 Regret 04:45 Info
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  16. 16 Schwing on a Schtar (hidden track) 01:54 Info
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