Emergence

by Saltation Ignite

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The eclectic instrumentations and arrangements of Saltation Ignite range from ukeleles and tabla, 808 and urhu, movement-inducing combos of various electronics, lush piano and strings married to contralto vocal longings and snarls, drums and spaceships, and much more.

Saltation Ignite stems from the imagination of Mardhavi, the female Sri Lankan-American producer with an equally eclectic background as a film composer, school band/orchestra/choir director, percussionist, computer tech, yogini, dancer, and activist. She invites you to discover her Emergence, a richly complex sea of pulls-and-pushes of dualities, melancholy bliss, and the soundscapes of her core.

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released September 2, 2011

All songs written, arranged, and produced by Mardhavi
Mixing and Mastering - Darren Carter
Recorded at Semaphore Studio

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Saltation Ignite Los Angeles, California

Mardhavi, female Sri Lankan-American producer and musician, brings you Saltation Ignite, the sonic dances of her imagination. The eclectic instrumentations and arrangements of Saltation Ignite range from ukeleles and tabla, 808 and urhu, movement-inducing combos of various electronics, lush piano and strings married to contralto vocal longings and snarls, drums and spaceships, and much more. ... more

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Track Name: Dark Skin
Dark Skin
Don't hate your lovely dark skin
Eradication within
Will never lead you to truly fit in

We've been free For over fifty years
So people take pride
And please switch gears

You come from a beautiful place
And have such a curvy nice face
Why do you strive to look like your captors?
Why do you strive to be one with your captors?

We've been free For over fifty years
So people take pride
And please switch gears

You want to marry someone
Whose standards are white beauty and fair skin
You want to marry someone
With self-denial and void within

We've been free For over fifty years
So people take pride
And please switch gears
Track Name: I Know
I know
I'm the one who left you and
I'm the one who hurt you but
that doesn't mean that I don't want you

If only you could feel my pain
but I know
you've quite enough of yours to stomach
our void, our void


I know you know it too, it had to be done
And now we're both alone bleeding and numb


I know
I need to do this laundry
but I can't when it's the only scent of you I have
I miss your smell and touch so much

I still feel your hands moving on my body
I still taste your salty warm wetness
I still feel your fingers dancing on my skin


I know you know it too, it had to be done
Before we destroyed each other with our bombs and guns


Which is worse?
Your anger or this void?
I don't know, but does it matter?
This destruction continues either way.

It was hard to sit there like a stone as you begged me to stay
But I know the worse was yet to come if I failed


I know you know it too, it had to be done
Before we destroyed each other with our bombs and guns

I know you know I'll love you forever
So get your shit together and come back for me
Track Name: Refuse To Carry Regrets
What if you don't wake up tomorrow?
Did you handle yourself as you meant to?
Do you carry your anger and regrets forever on your shoulders?
Won't you let go once?
Express yourself as you want to.

Let go
Don't wait till it's too late
Lift your grudge and see the sun before it sets forever
Give in to the relief that you desperately want to feel Open your blinds and let the light in now

You are never guaranteed your place in tomorrow
Will you be able to die today in peace or carry your shit into the next life?

Refuse to Carry Regrets
Track Name: Lost Samadhi
There's no sense to make of this
Our recent secret bliss
Every last precious kiss
With you

Where do we go from here?
Losing your love is my only fear
We're too far and yet so near
To heavenly samadhi

Oooooh,
What's the point now?

Oooooh,
Hanging on to what we can't ever have

I can't tear myself from you
I can't get my mind off you
I can't want someone new
No

Tears I want to cry
You can't be by my side
I don't want to say goodbye
To you, my precious love

Oooooh,
What's the point now?

Oooooh,
Hanging on to what we can't ever have