ariel.lavi

ariel.lavi

 North Hollywood, California, USA
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ariel.lavi is a recording artist/composer residing in Los Angeles, CA. Although noticeable elements from several artists and genre's construct the overall innovative sound, suffice to say if Michael Jackson & Dave Grohl created music together, ariel.lavi would be the perfect display of that sound.

Biography

Growing up in Las Vegas, NV, ariel.lavi began playing music at age 11 with the Tenor Saxophone. By age 13, he had developed an irrevocable interest in music by engaging in musicianship further with the addition of the drum set, and the guitar. All the while, due to his immense response to music and sound, ariel.lavi even further exercised his interest by enrolling in dance classes, studying Hip Hop, Jazz, & Tap styles. Throughout his high school years, he had decided to pursue the performance aspect of musicianship, voice, and dance.

After various talent shows, contests, local and national performances, ariel.lavi decided on forming a group with other musicians, later to be named, Forget McCarran. By 19 years old, he had obtained his first professional recording as a 7 song EP, and shortly thereafter, began touring nationally as a guitarist and background vocalist. Over the course of about 4 years, Forget McCarran had acquired and maintained a consistent schedule of performances, while still fluently writing new material. In early 2006, Forget McCarran wrote and recorded a full length concept record entitled 'The Masquerade', in which unfortunately did not see much of the stage, or the fans therein, due to their mutual decision to agree on creative differences, and therefore depart from the name and material.

At 22 years old, ariel.lavi had just completed his education in audio engineering and sought to invest in the necessary equipment to build his own personal home recording studio, with the intention of pursuing record production. After the various projects ariel.lavi engineered, produced, and mixed, he had acquired enough experience to pursue record production further, and decided to relocate to Los Angeles, CA.

Los Angeles brought ariel.lavi a new set of experiences and skills which led to a new music project that would entertain even more new ideas. The project was a 2 person Pop/Electronic act called Bomb Town Sound. While ariel.lavi would focus mostly on the composition and programming of the music, Sam Mujica of Lumaria dedicated most of his time and effort to the lyrical and melodic aspect of the band.

By utilizing the home studio, ariel.lavi produced, engineered, and mixed a 7 song EP for Bomb Town Sound. The duo began performing frequently in L.A., and Las Vegas at various venues including The Whisky A Go-Go, and Cherry Nightclub Las Vegas.

Despite that BTS performed only as a duo, they dedicated an equal amount of thought to the performance aspect of the band, as well as the recording. Committed to putting on an extraordinary concert, ariel.lavi managed to incorporate several different elements into the performances that could be considered no less than unique, and innovative. The sound of the band enabled a broad array of ideas to be considered, including root influences such as dancing.

With substantial experience as a multi-instrumentalist, Singer, and Dancer, ariel.lavi felt intrigued to further exercise his abilities and put together a record for himself. After many unused ideas, He eventually composed, recorded, and mixed his self titled debut LP in which was digitally released in March of 2011.

At 25 years old, ariel still seeks to compose and perform with the same commitment to innovation that could be viewed and interpreted as nothing less than miraculous.

Lyrics

Dear Believer

Written By: ariel.lavi

To who can take a second to commence my voice:
Well I'm waiting to show you...
Could you hear me?
Teach me, guide me, push me...
and please, will you grant me this favor:
believe in me dear believer.

So who are you believer?
Where are you believer?

Who Are You

Written By: ariel.lavi

I'm buried deep under the pavement of my biggest fears
I'm trying everything that i could think to see it clear
asses the situation act against your biggest flaws
and then you question when and what are you waiting for...

someone to hold your hand
and walk you across the street?

you are the darkest one that darkness could ever award
to do things willingly you will not do without reward
much less to mention lack of stimulation deems you bored
and then you question why and what are you looking for...

something so easily achieved?

I've been standing alone and I've been slipping so far away
It's time to clean up my act and try to bring myself back from space

who do you think you are you're lying to yourself and to
everyone else who ever thinks about and looks at you
when you say you'll get it done later you never do
and now they think that you're no one that they could ever use

I'll do it later, do it later, do it later and I...

when will you wake up?

I've been standing alone and I've been slipping so far away
It's time to clean up my act and try to bring myself back from space
I've been wasting my time, I've been losing my mind the result
is depleting of passion due to lack of the action to move forth

your impatience is the culprit most noticeable
no one could tell you this better than who knows it more
you stop yourself in seeing everything you ever need
but like a quake you better shake the ground you're underneath...

Island/Fire

Written By: ariel.lavi

Island:

See this is what you get when you stop your filter.
This what you get words wild on fire.
This what you get when you speak not thinking.
This what you get when you think not speaking.

...and I'm all alone. on this island.

Fire:

when i was young, in my journal
I'd write down how i felt
I'd tell myself, you're not human
you came from some where else
well, back in school, they would tell me
you act like no one else
respect the rules, well i tried that
so they can fuck themselves
my father said
you should burn the brightest my son
till theres fire

Island:

This is what you get when you stop your filter.
This is what you get, words wild on fire.
This is what you get when you speak not thinking.
This is what you get when think not speaking.

I'm all alone.
I'm sinking back.
in my skin.

Fire:

Calling all the angels
drifting planets.
Gather in a line
its time for war.
Here's another mission please accept it.
Dance until your feet cant dance no more.

The Dying Kind

Written By: ariel.lavi

Swinging, dreaming on a swing set built to support your weight
Given that you can't resist to tamper with it to see how much it takes
to soar and soar you crave for more 'till you scare the fun away.
Even in your carelessness you're forced witness upon yourself to save.

If i could call exhaustion caused by thoughts in cyclone course
I'd question worth and reason for deceiving from the source.
'Cause every night you fight your mind and days are much the same.
You pray for change you swear you say tomorrow's quite the day.

Oh oh oh, tell me what it takes to find resistance
Oh oh oh, tell me do you think you found it?
Oh oh oh, tell me do you seek resplendent virtue
Oh oh oh, tell me what it takes to guide you.

The have to practice havoc on you, break and change your mind
When you take them in they take you in its nature by design.
And its easy when especially you're socially inclined.

Am I the dying kind?

Oh oh oh, tell me what it takes to find resistance
Oh oh oh, tell me do you think you found it?
Oh oh oh, tell me do you seek resplendent virtue
Oh oh oh, tell me what it takes to guide...

Breathing in your smoke you choke excuses merely poor.
Conviction slightly hidden call addiction to the score.
Their playing tricks a game exists intentions to convince.
Dear God your mind is aching,
still you find the time to fake it,
you challenge habit breaking,
you wonder if you'll make it...

Ghost

Written By: ariel.lavi

Hit him with the silence.
Grace him with the finest
passion, poise, & patience
to carefully complete this,
he can nearly see it.

Hindering progression.
Cognizant depression.
He knows how to fight this,
he knows how to write this,
he doesn't know a thing at all.

Dancing in a daydream.
Singing so superfluously sweet
songs of simple laughter,
but he's still a disaster,
'cause he knows it's only a dream.

Disengage from friendships.
Has this become a sickness?
He feels he's getting scared now,
the words are of despair now,
'cause he doesn't know what he's become.

I've lost all concepts.
So many discarded.
Where can i find you?
Where did you run to now?

(Don't. Go.)

Transparent presence
thoughts they come and they go.
Impossible to grab the ones required the most.
You see them.
You feel them.
You're dying to hold...
You need them.
You need them...
It's like scaring a ghost.

...and so he sits in silence.

Panic

Written By: ariel.lavi

sleepless weeks
i try to stop the dreams
don't think so deep
I'm trying just to breath
I'm panicking, panicking, panicking again.

break my rest
i scare myself to death in
thinking of events
that haven't even happened yet
I'm panicking, panicking, panicking again...

when will it end
'cause i know that it's just a phase
questioning
how much will i have to take...

when is it enough...
'cause I'm about to give it up
when is it enough...
my head is spinning off
when is it enough...
this thing could set me off
when is it enough...
can you see me fall apart...

try to fight this weakness as it creeps upon disclosure
fighting just the same, to maintain, my composure
see I'm panicking, panicking, panicking again
have you ever seen, everything, fall around you...
like it was only you, who could choose to bring this on you
see I'm panicking, panicking, panicking again...

when is it enough...
'cause I'm about to give it up
when is it enough...
my head is spinning off
when is it enough...
this thing could set me off
when is it enough...
it's making me feel like I'm on fire...

*
...and then you come around
changing everything in me.
you take my sound
and make it go from sad to sweet.
so if you stay with me tonight,
i could give it all away.

*
when is it enough...
'cause I'm about to give it up
when is it enough...
my head is spinning off
when is it enough...
this thing could set me off
when is it enough...
can you see me fall apart...

Dance With Me

Written By: ariel.lavi

Don't stop to think or breath. 
Erase your thoughts and fly with me.
I could feel your beat like my heart was your rhythm
and the melody's your eyes when you smile and smile...

Do you ever feel alive?
Could i make you keep that smile?...

Our time is light.
It shines at night.
I swear its bright
like it's flashing white.
I can taste your breath
when you speak your soul.
If you dance, i could watch your body
speak it slow...

Could I make you feel alive if...
If i make you smile and smile and...

Smile.
'Cause you shine blue.
Like the sky was you.
We could live it like it's all a dream.
If you dance. with. me...

Splash and swim
we're sinking in.
I could taste your touch,
your sweat, your skin.
I'm pressed with stress
to your chest in place,
with my hands on your waist
we're face to face...

Do you feel alive now?
Could you keep that smile now?

I'll fetch to find
this golden time.
I'll kiss and wish
I could catch your mind.
Your sound is sweet.
Your song it sings.
I'm breathing in symphonic strings...

Could I maybe be alive now?
'Cause i see you smile and smile and...

Smile.
'Cause you shine blue.
Like the sky was you.
We could live it like it's all a dream.
If you dance. with. me...

The rain. It pours.
Like diamonds after coal.
It's slipping down your lips like glass.
With the wetness in your hair,
you were standing with a stare,
see I was standing right in front of you.

'Cause you shine blue.
Like the sky was you.

Smile.
'Cause you shine blue.
Like the sky was you.
We could live it like it's all a dream.
If you dance. with. me...

...Smile and smile... again. again... 

Crazy

Written By: ariel.lavi

Tonight I'm someone that you're dying to see.
If you feel a beat tonight, could you feel it with me?
Let's sweep the street no need to sneak inside.
We'll take our drinks and say we're dancing tonight...

Can we that crazy cause we feel it tonight,
Yeah we're feelin' so good.
Can we that crazy cause we feel it tonight,
Yeah we're feelin' so good.

I'll be the first one to submit to the pause.
In a crowded room pursue the intention to cause
painless pressure gesture passionate lips.
Entertain the game of wanting more than a kiss...
'Cause girl you know I'm all about you tonight,
can you see my shine?
'And girl you know I'm all about you tonight,
can you read my mind?

Escape

Written By: ariel.lavi

I am so scared.
I can't defend myself.
I am weak and helpless.
I could suffer in this forever.

You are merciful.
Lying naked under your cover.
But i can touch your soul.
I'll build a sky comprised of gold.

If you can just escape in me.

A fissure in the scheme.
Who's to say it had to be me.
I can smell your skin.
I give up, I'm forced to give in.

If what it is to cry,
is what it's like to be inside,
then i can bear a tear,
i could bear a thousand years.

If you can just escape in me.

I am so scared.
I am weak and helpless.

Weapons In Your Pockets

Written By: ariel.lavi

Go ahead. Try. To chase your mind.
When you're done. You'll find. You're still behind.
'Cause when you wake up lying next to me,
from sleeping, dreaming in my sheets,
my secret place for me to think,
I can't speak.

If you can keep a secret like,
weapons in your pockets,
we can live in fantasy,
we'll never seek to stop this.
If we were born a thunderstorm,
we'd crash exhilaration.
We can live in fantasy,
reciprocate imagination.
My words. Fall apart.
When i see your eyes...
'Cause its like every time's the first time.

You're talented in making me speak.
By sadness i am creatively,
sharing everything inside me,
the reasons that you desire...
And require in a moments pass,
the problem is it never lasts,
long enough to see it through.

Discography

Forget McCarran - "Solitude In Silence" (available in iTunes)
copyright 2004 ''Forget McCarran" all rights reserved

Forget McCarran - "The Masquerade"
copyright 2006 "Forget McCarran" all rights reserved

BombTownSound - "BombTownSound"
copyright 2010 "BombTownSound" all rights reserved

ariel.lavi - "ariel.lavi" (available at ariellavi.com)
copyright 2011 "ariel.lavi" all rights reserved