Yaima is a Seattle Based world influenced downtempo folk-tronic music project. Creating a finely tuned container for their audience, members- Masaru Higasa (Guitar, flutes, handpan) and Pepper Proud (guitar & vocals) weave an intricate and soothing musical journey… traversing soundscapes with a familiar yet ancient tune. Yaima’s music was designed to weave heartfelt storytelling and rich organic instrumentation with finely produced compelling beats.
Through a process of gradual, peaceful, progressive change Yaima’s second album “OvO” (winter 2016) offers audiences a state-of-the-art conceptual experience. “OvO” immediately captivates the listener with an over-arching and enchanting story line that portrays the simple life cycle of a seed. The prominent motif of the Seasons weaves the album into perceived chapters, each section reflecting themes, lessons and impressions opportune to it’s season. “OvO”means “seed” or “egg” and stands for the point in time or space at which something starts- the next evolution. The Owl appears on the cover art as well as in the title “OvO” and represents the elemental energy of the Wind. Owl stands for the truth and the ability to navigate through the darkest night by finding and listening to the wisdom and light from within ourselves. OvO’s overarching theme of the cyclical nature of life creates a sense of deep connection to the music that listeners around the world have been keen to rediscover each time they listen to the album.