HYIM Discography of CDs
||Sex in the Morning CD (2009) |
*HYIM is a formidable talent...spellbinding.
--San Francisco Chronicle
*HYIM's music holds a rare gravity, and it is clear that he possesses a grand vision.
*HYIM is an emerging talent worthy of the designation of world musician.
--Village Voice, Inc.
*This multi-talented singer-songwriter is a natural: original, honest, timeless.
Album Description:Musically, Sex In The Morning is an unparalleled achievement illustrating an exceptional ability to fuse multiple and diverse popular music forms with a sensual theme, and catchy, dynamic, universal song-writing. It feels good.
In reviews of HYIM's previous two albums, comparisons have ranged from Coldplay, Peter Gabriel, Beck, The Fray, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon and Norah Jones, to Sting, Manu Chao, and Bob Marley. Sex In The Morning features some of the top musicians of California, including four-time Grammy Award nominee John Santos.
Lyrically, Sex In The Morning is a masterpiece in its cutting edge, sensual and playful poetic exploration of the sacred erotic. HYIM, dubbed the "eclectic maestro," may just be carving out an evolutionary new pop/rock genre all his own with Sex In The Morning's alchemy of musical styles and its amorous and evocative lyrical theme.
The album, Sex In The Morning, as a whole is upping the ante of popular music through its lush, celebratory, sensual, and contortionistic genre-bending sonic experience that is truly unprecedented; not in musical scope nor lyrical mastery.
||Let Out a Little Peace CD (2003) |
HYIM CD discography Track Listing of songs: Let Out a Little Peace; Micorphone Preacher; Let Me Go; Do Your Own Thing; It's So Pathetic; Here in Babylon; Puff Puff Pass; Musings of the Beast; Surrender; Surrender; What Do You Say?; You Are Forgiven; Angel Roonie; Mountain Moon; Piano For Ashly;
||Hyim and the Fat Foakland Orchestra CD (2005) |
HYIM albums Audio Mixer: Ben Yonas.
Recording information: Coast Studios, SF; Little Turtle Studios, Oakland, CA.
Arranger: Ajayi Jackson.
Hyim (pronounced: "high-eem") named his newest self-produced album after his band: Hyim And The Fat Foakland Orchestra (aka HATFFO). Of significance, the Oakland-based band was nominated for a California Music Award in 2004 based solely on their jaw-dropping live show. "Yeah, I like to see the people shake their thing," he says. Getting an average of 12,000 hits on the hyimvibe website a week, Hyim's fan-base seems to be expanding at a big-bang ratio. Increased downloads of his debut album, "Let Out A Little Peace"  and the amount of buzz in the Bay Area and throughout California (he played the grandstand stage at 2004's High Sierra Music Festival as well as other impressive venues) around this new sound suggests that this is the "take off" album for Hyim's lifelong career. Dubbed "the ever-evolving eclectic maestro" (Malina Sarah Saval, The Forward, New York), Hyim, a Yamaha sponsored artist, calls his music Urban World Beat. Retailers suggest this 15-track studio album go in the "rock" or "pop" category. "He's a hip-hop generation Peter Gabriel," suggests a KPFA DJ. On the album, released in April 2005, hip-hop beats meet live string arrangements and orchestrated horn sections compliment pulsating reggaeton piano montunos. Hyim, Hebrew for "life," is a performer, composer, pianist, poet, dancer, playwright, guitar player, percussionist, and last but not least: producer extraordinaire.
"I've been compared to everyone from Eddie Palmieri to Eminem, Jamiroquai to Manu Chao, Wyclef Jean to Dave Matthews. But I can shake my thing ...
Popular or famous HYIM music songs: Speaking In Tongues, It's So Pathetic, Make Love Not War, Bye Bye, Sacred Erotic Sunrise. More music songs Interpretation Of Kind, Puff Puff Pass, Hy & The Ffo, Change a Come, Again, Sex In The Morning, Fools With Dreams, She Say. More music songs Let Out A Little Peace 2012 Remix, Sunny Day, Here in Babylon, Do Your Own Thing, On The Line, Piano For Ashly, Surrender. See All Songs
|Member Name||Worked With|
|Mark Wright||Black, Latrice, Gary Morris, Puls Der Zeit, Marcus Shelby, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Burnette, Shawn Camp, Reggae Angels|
|Michael Hoffman||Envelope, Francis X, Mark Isham, Allen Savedoff|
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