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Do You Dream? Mixtape

by Thanya Iyer

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Ever-changing throughout, the new mixtape is a gloriously skewed beast, the tempo and tone leaping between vivid moments of sparkling pop junctures, all simmering vocals and gently lapping instrumentals, and then disappearing in to a void of white-noise and experimentation, before the clouds clear once again, just long enough to feel warmth emanating through.

— Tom Johnson, Goldflakepaint

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released February 16, 2018

Thanya Iyer - Vocals, Synth, Compostions
Alex Kasirer-Smibert - Electric Bass, Synth
Daniel Gélinas - Drums, Drum Machine

FEAT. MAWMZ choir
Brigitte Naggar
Shelby Cohen
Sarah Rossy

Choral Arrangements by:
Thanya Iyer
Brigitte Naggar
Mawmz

Produced by:
Daniel Gélinas
Alex Kasirer-Smibert
Thanya Iyer

Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by:
Daniel Gélinas

Tape Art + Graphic Design by:
Andres Miramontes

Paintings by:
Flore de Ris

Artwork Embroider of Flower Person:
Shaina Hayes

Flower Person inspired by
Andres Paz Y Mino

Recorded at Studio Chocolat Chaud


A big thank you Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts and Factor Canada for giving us the support in the past year to explore, improvise, travel, create and contribute to the beautiful and inventive musical scope of the wonderful community that we are a part of.
Big Big thank you to Topshelf Records for seeing it through to the finish and being our new mawm.
A bigger thank you to the moms and mawmz and dads of this band and the close friends who give us so much love and support.

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Thanya Iyer Montreal, Québec

In the year MMXII, they began recording in a church with a moldy ceiling, a moldy basement, and of course a bedroom (occasional bathroom) made out of pews. “Do You Dream?” is an experiment of experimentation and songs coming together. Some might call it “songmentation”. Or even, if you look at it as experimentation + songs augmenting each other you might say “Saugmentation”. ... more

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Track Name: Daydreaming
Daydreaming
Searching for a sign through the woods
Clustered in my head
I can’t define what’s good or what’s bad
I thought I understood,
I thought I knew I could see through all this black and blue

My body is so estranged
I thought it did know you
My mind right now – so deranged
I thought it could speak truth
I’m still waiting for that sign

Do you know me better than I know you?
You know I can’t stay here
I can’t see through all the blue
I’m still waiting for that sign
Track Name: Bridges
No more, Can I fake it now
No more, Can I take it now

Would you rather be a listener, to the sounds of darkened cities?
Or would you rather take your limited ability, and change the way you deal

Would you rather hum in silence?
Make regrets through all the violence
Or would you rather make a sound that people can sing
Track Name: Not Warm / Not Cold
I’m hanging on for life
I walk on silver lines
This fire burns by back
Its unkind
Don’t leave us behind
Don’t leave us behind
Track Name: Water
I woke up in the water
I woke up with my love hanging by threads
I saw us for the first time
I saw it was the end

No more water
I'm drying out
No more sunlight
The world's getting darker

Love is lost is blurry scenes of you for you and me for me
We're too far away far away far away

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