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nêhiyawak EP


released March 17, 2017

Recorded by Colin Stewart @ the Hive (hivestudios.net)
Mastered by Denis Blackham @ Skye Mastering (skyemastering.com)

nêhiyawak are Kris Harper, Matthew Cardinal, and Marek Tyler



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nêhiyawak Edmonton, Alberta


nêhiyawak hails from amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) on Treaty 6 territory. Comprised of Kris Harper, Matthew Cardinal, and Marek Tyler - three Indigenous musicians coalescing at the intersection between traditional and contemporary music. ... more

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Track Name: Disappear
you were down. seen a thing or two
or found new when you were out
hollowed out, found a way to breath
in and out without making a sound

gone to find her, drink the spider
a pale reminder, gone to find her

mercy bound, carried back from hell
to be crowned, railway spine abound

Tommy's been found, playing streets since
Aaron came around, another brown down

Put out a call, who vanned them out?
Where did they go? does anybody know?
a new game in town, holes in the ground
water pulled around, families not found

Track Name: Starlight
i went and stuck my neck out there
i went and let down my hair
then i wished i had some kind of memory
of a past so quickly changed
that the people that no one could see

this is my starlight tour
never mind the conscience when you have the doer

how many Roses would it take?
how many beauties would it break?
and if a tree falls within a forest
and there is no one there to see

this is my starlight tour
never mind the conscience when you have the doer
Track Name: Tommaso
i need you to see things through
the muscles behind your eyes begin to move
move your shoulder, now look back
watch now as the sun breaks in half

these shades may be leaves, but not the sap
your mind could never know the love to be had
no one would share the pain that i received
or the aches as my hands commit me

*"I feel as lit by fire a cold countenance
that burns me from afar and keeps itself ice chill;
a strength I feel two shapely arms to fill
which without motion move every balance."

*Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni - 1532