Release.
In Love & Light Vol III

In Love & Light Vol III

Tracklist.

  1. 1Tilted Upright feat Dominique Pelerin
  2. 2Migration feat Aida Shahghasemi
  3. 3Gaia feat Devika, Yinon, Mete Tasin
  4. 4Persiful feat Aida Shahghasemi
  5. 5Strong Enough feat Dominique Pelerin
  6. 6Cascade feat Yinon, Dominique
  7. 7I Follow feat Sonja Drakulich
  8. 8Here and Now feat Dominique Pelerin
  9. 9Lily's and Mirh
  10. 10Like Water feat Aida Shahghasemi
  11. 11Secrets feat Dominique Pelerin
  12. 12Pendulum w Sonja Drakulich
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Promo video.

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The Story

When Volume 2 was complete it was yet again very clear to me a Volume 3 was to be. With a new cast of players and also some original collaborators from Volume 1 and 2  this album was destined to form itself crafted of healing and heart as connected to what inspired Volume 1 on through to the fading farewell in the finale track of Volume 3.

When Volume 2 was finished I had the good fortune of being invited to engineer and record a gathering of artists where I was introduced to some new friends with astounding talents. I stole away some moments in-between sessions to invite some of the artists down to the B Studio and play them some of my ideas where we then explored and collaborated on those song structures. Some of those recordings made it onto Volume 3 and as I returned to California several times later to record and collaborate with these artists which also led to new relationships from the world music scene in the Bay area and the Middle East. Also during the creation of this album I relocated my life to Miami and met artists from the New World Symphony and a glass bowls healer whom I recorded and engineered an album for. These meetings are all reflected in this music.

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The sound of the series has evolved and matured and it has been an amazing learning experience throughout the 10 years that I have pursued this music or has it pursued me? My understanding and lack of understanding of music ever deepens as new lessons present themselves and new discoveries that leave one humbled in the awe of ferocious raw talent and complexities of rhythm and melody that leave one speechless and vulnerable in the beauty of what music is and can be. I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to partake in this journey and present this music to you. I only made myself present and clear, conscious and sharpened to the stream of energy that is the creative artistic dance. Please have a listen and let this music hold you in its embrace.

A trilogy it is and now complete I can rest these bones and release these vibrations from my grasp and let them resonate outward to you as they may, possibly to inspire and unfold your joys, your sadness, your beauty and your better self.

 

Album Credits

Tilted Upright
Ives, Pe’lerin
Vocals & Lyrics by Dominique Pe’lerin
Synth, Bass & Beats by Holmes Ives

Lyrics:
She can come too.
It doesn’t matter what we do.
One pill or two,
You don’t need anything if that’s how you groove.

Just give in to the beat & dance all that you can.
You can move your feet, boy, record spinnin’ fast.
We got a chance to live, let’s live this life.
Don’t you mean we’ll live it free?
Don’t you mean?

Can you take me higher baby up to the sky?
I can feel us flying baby, we’ve come alive.
Let’s get high.

Just give in to the beat & dance all that you can.
You can move your feet, groove, record movin’ fast.
We’ve got one chance to live, so we’ll live this night.
Don’t you mean live it free?
Don’t you mean.

Can you take me higher baby up to the sky?
I can feel us flying baby, we’ve come alive.
Let’s get high.


Migration
Ives, Shahghasemi
Vocals & Lyrics by Aida Shahghasemi
Daf & Tombak by Pezhham Akhavass
Piano, Bass Guitar & Beats by Holmes Ives

Lyrics:
We are all delicate
maybe we can
hold each other’s hands
through the shattering exchange of of thunder and light.
And we might be unrecognizable on the other side.
But we are all so delicate,
and we will hold each other’s hands 

Its just that,
its a solo flight
its a solo flight
its a solo flight…

 

Gaia
Ives, Chawla, Yeganeh
Vocal & Lyrics by Devika Chawla
Additional Vocals by Yinon Darwish and Mete Tasin
Nylon String Guitar by Bauback Yeganeh
Violin by Pourya Khademi
Tabla by Pezham Akhavass
Synths, Bass Guitar & Beats by Holmes Ives

Lyrics:
translation
The world is lost, The sky is lost
I have memories, I have silence
The world is lost, The sky is lost
It’s hard to live, The nights don’t pass
I can’t live without you 

 

Persiful
Ives, Shahghasemi, Yeganeh
Vocals & Lyrics by Aida Shahghasemi
Electric Guitar by Bauback Yeganeh
Violin by Pourya Khademi
Daf & Tombak by Pezhham Akhavass
Electric Piano, Bass Guitar & Beats by Holmes Ives


Strong Enough

Ives, Pe’lerin
Vocals & Lyrics by Dominique Pe’lerin
Mandolin by Marla Fibish
Piano, Synths, Bass Guitar & Beats by Holmes Ives

Lyrics:
One breath, take another step, then run.
One step, take another & then gun.
One love, just believe you could.
One world on the brink of good.

One breath, take another step, then run.
One step, take another & then gun.
One love, just be all you could.
And feel good.

Try to remember that you’re strong enough to live.

You’re powerful beyond your own words.
Your life is not just a curse.
You’re free, just gotta get moving,
& you can have anything you want.

Try to remember that you’re strong enough to live.

Break the bonds of servitude.
Break up with the “I don’t want you to.”
Break all the “I don’t think you should.”
Break up with the “you’re no good.”
You’re plenty.

Try to remember that you’re strong enough to live.
Try to remember to live.

 

Cascade
Yeganeh, Ives
Vocals by Yinon Darwish
Additional Vocals by Dominique Pe’lerin
Nylon String Guitar by Bauback Yeganeh
Additional Nylon Guitar by Kaweh Guido
Turkish Clarinet by Amir Bar-David
Tombak by Pezhham Akhavass
Synths, Bass Guitar & Beats by Holmes Ives

 

I Follow
Ives, Drakulich
Vocals and Lyrics by Sonja Drakulich
Harp by Diana Rowan
Daf by Pezhham Akhavass
Piano, Synths, Bass Guitar & Beats by Holmes Ives

Lyrics:
your beckoning I follow
each step flowers
in a field full hallow…

when we fall
to surrender and follow
why is it
so hard

worlds open underneath
holding me apart
each breath flowers…

melting me down

all layers stripped away
left in a sea of stars
each breath flowers…

when you call
eternal in
surrounded starlight

 

Here and Now
Ives, Pe’lerin
Vocals by Dominique Pe’lerin
Harp by Diana Rowan
Tabla and Setar by Pezham Akhavass
Synths, Bass Guitar & Beats by Holmes Ives

Lyrics:
There’s another man in my life,
But he has nothing on your eyes.
We can be the same.
Here & now.
The day you looked me in my eyes,
I could see right through yours.
Your soul, it bore a deep impression
Like the one on my face.
You walked up.
We locked eyes.
You murdered me.
Am I on fire?

I know you are there & you’re watching me,
Watching me grow.
I know we can’t be there,
But we only know one day at time.
You’ll never be the same again.
No, I know.

You don’t want to know the strength I have grown.
Cuz there’s another man who thinks he knows who I am.
& he Amens. He Amens.
But then, I know you are there & you’re watching me.
I know you are there & you’re standing where you think I am.
Cuz you want to be with me.
I know.
& you’re not the only one.

I know you’re watching me,
Pretending where you are –
Anywhere you want to be.

Won’t let you get away.
Won’t let you escape.
Won’t let you take all of me.

You’ll never be the same again.
You’ll never be suffering.
You’ll never be the same again.
As I stare at your sin.

 

Lily’s and Mirh
Ives, Domingues
Cello by Amy Domingues
Piano, Synths, Acoustic Bass Guitar & Beats by Holmes Ives

 

Like Water
Ives, Shahghasemi
Vocals & Lyrics by Aida Shahghasemi
Violin by Pourya Khademi
String Arrangements by Holmes Ives

 

Secretos
Ives, Pe’lerin, Yeganeh
Vocals & Lyrics by Dominique Pe’lerin
Additional Vocals by Holmes Ives
Nylon String Guitar by Bauback Yeganeh
Piano, Bass Guitar & Beats by Holmes Ives

Lyrics:
Here I’ll send secrets.
Believing in yourself.
Being. The creation of Him.
I won’t give in ‘til I’m already dead. & I won’t give in at all.
I’ll stand tall. My son.
Help. I’ve done it again.
Hurt myself & you won’t even notice me.
I’d absolve secretly.
Between you & the sheets it’s haunting me.
Destiny I don’t believe in, it’s taking over me.
I won’t believe.
You get back. I’m leaving.
Thought it was a good idea to walk all over me.
Did you think it was a good idea?
I’ve got too many things here, too many things to tear you out of.
I guess I’ll just live in clear love the rest of my life. I guess I will.

 

Pendulum
Ives, Drakulich
Vocals by Sonja Drakulich
Nylon String Guitar by Kaweh Guido
Viola by Katarina Istomin
Harp by Diana Rowan
Glass Bowls by Andrew Clark
Piano, Synths, Bass & Beats by Holmes Ives

 

 

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