Album: The Lover, The Stars & The Citadel
Label: TTO Records / Alive
‘The lover, The stars & The citadel’ is the 7th album of Deleyaman due for release in November 2016. The album contains eleven tracks and includes a prestigious guest, Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance) on two of the album's tracks, playing the Greek bouzouki (Escape) and programming the percussion tracks (Autumn Sun). The lyrics of the songs tackle the themes of love, solitude and revolt.
Deleyaman consists of singer and multi-instrumentalist Aret Madilian and Beatrice Valantin on vocals. Together they recorded and produced the album in the band's studio located in a rural coastal village of Normandy.
Madilian recorded all of the instruments himself to attain total freedom to express his musicality. Both Aret and Beatrice are self-taught musicians coming from different cultural backgrounds. Aret's Greek-Armenian origins and California upbringing as well as Beatrice's French inspirations, both play a role in the alchemy of Deleyaman.
Their unique musical universe is rich in emotion. The driving force behind their music seems to be fueled by sincerity. A music that tends to counter the fast consumption culture and the speed of our digital age. A music that allows one to realize that time is the most valuable of our assets.
‘The lover, The stars & The citadel’ will be released on November 18, 2016 through Sonic Rendezvous in the Benelux. The album is conceived as a moment in time moving in a house of reverie. It contains eleven tracks of which three are sung in French by Beatrice.
Two Deleyaman tracks will be a part of the soundtrack in the movie ‘Rouges sont les rêves’ directed by the French nouvelle vague actress and director Fanny Ardant, starring Gerard Depardieu, Emmanuelle Seigner, Paul Hamy. The film is planned for release in the early months of 2017.