Fourth, part one

by Deleyaman

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"Following the release of the album “3”, in 2006, over 25 titles were written and composed by Deleyaman. 11 of these compositions, recorded, mixed and mastered in the band's studio in Normandy, France, are now presented as “Fourth, Part One” . The remaining material is set to appear later as “Fourth, Part Two”.

The overall mood of this new album is different from their prior releases, yet the sincerity with which they continue to explore their art is a constant in Deleyaman's work. Inspiration for the lyrics comes partially from the works of American poets E.A. Robinson, A. Hecht, R.W. Emerson, E.A. Poe, H. Crane and T. Stickney, but also from the Lebanese mystic poet Khalil Gibran. Most of the titles are sung in English, except for two tracks sung in Armenian and the track “Jardin”, sung in French, the words taken from the poem “Nous n'irons plus au bois”, by T. de Banville. The use of several languages by Beatrice and Aret, the two vocalists, has always been a distinct characteristic of the band.

Deleyaman’s style, which to this day remains difficult to classify into a single genre, is further defined by the inclusion of the duduk, an armenian wind instrument. More than simply adding an ethnic reference to their compositions, the duduk grants them a unique tone, emphasizing the ethereal and exotic qualities that allow the album to reach beyond the darker specter of alternative music from which the band originally derived. Through their art, Deleyaman translate a sense of timeless spirituality into a contemporary and universal language, carrying the listener into a mesmerizing world which still sounds comfortably familiar and close to heart. “Fourth, Part One” is presented in Digipak format, accompanied by a 32-page booklet."...Equilibrium Music

U.S. version - limited edition 32 page hand sewn hardcover book w/ lyrics & photos (black cd) ref. TTOR409 released by TTO Records/Naregatsi.
European version - digipak w/ 32 page removable booklet of lyrics & photos (white cd) ref. EQM026 released by Equilibrium Music.


released June 1, 2009


Aret Madilian: vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, harmonica, percussions
Beatrice Valantin: vocals
Mia Bjorlingsson: drums
Gerard Madilian: duduk

Ara Duzian : guitars on Roses & Traffic Lights

All titles written & performed by Deleyaman
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Aret Madilian at Kurna Hata studio in Normandy, France
Co-produced by Aret Madilian & Nareg Hartounian

Lyrics inspired by the poems of E.A. Robinson, E.A. Poe,
K. Gibran, A. Hecht, T. Stickney, R.W. Emerson, T. de Banville, H. Crane

Artwork & photographs by Nils Valdes

(p) 2009 TTO records, Naregatsi Art Institute, Equilibrium Music
(c) 2009 Deleyaman


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Deleyaman was founded in 2000 by Aret Madilian, originally from Los Angeles now living in France, Beatrice Valantin and Gerard Madilian. Their enigmatic sound transcends mainstream genres.
Their music has been covered by Dead Can Dance and featured on iconic french actress and director Fanny Ardant's film Le Divan de Staline.
They are the first band to have included the duduk in ther line-up.
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Track Name: book of change
For those who never know the light
The darkness is a sullen thing
And they the children of the night
Seem lost in fortunes winnowing

And if there be no other life
And if there be no other chance
To weigh their sorrow and their strife
Than in the scales of circumstance

‘twere better ere the sun go down
upon the first day we embark
in life’s imbittered sea to drown
than sail forever in the dark

But if there be a soul on earth
So blinded with its own misuse
Of man’s revealed incessant worth
Or worn with anguish that it views

No light but for the mortal eye
No rest but of a mortal sleep
No God but in a prophet’s lie
No faith for honest doubt to keep

If there be nothing good or bad
But chaos for a soul to trust
God counts it for a soul gone mad
And if God be God He is just

But some are strong and some are
Weak and there’s the story
House and home are shut from
Countless hearts that seek

World-refuge that will never come
Track Name: stay on
At morn at noon at twilight dim
In joy and sorrow in good and ill
On desolate land in valleys of green
Mother of God be with me still

When the hours flew brightly by
Not a cloud obscured the sky
My soul lest it should truant be
Thy grace did guide to thine and thee

Now, when storms of fate overcast
Darkly my present and my past
Stay on

And when the sun shine no more
Let me want no further more
For life and death are one even as the river
And the sea
For life and death are one even as the river
And the sea

Stay on
Track Name: roses
Down every passage of the cloister hung
A darkwood cross on a white plaster wall
But in the court were roses
Something of Christ’s blood grown small
Track Name: be still
Be still, the hanging gardens were a dream
That over Persian roses flew to kiss
The sunset seem
The world is very old and nothing is
Be still

Thou foolish thing, thou canst not wake
Nor thy tears wedge thy soldered lids
Lids apart
Be still

Blind with the light of life
Thou shall not forsake
And error loves and nourishes thy soul
Track Name: temples
These temples grew as grows the grass
Art might obey but not surpass
And the same power that reared the shrine
Bestrode the tribes that knelt within

The word unto the prophet spoken
Was writ on tables yet unbroken
The word by seers or sibyls told
In groaves of oak and fanes of gold
Still floats upon the morning wind

One flame and the countless host
Seek the heart that never shows
Still whispers to the willing mind
In groaves of oak and fanes of gold
The word by seers or sibyls told
Track Name: jardin
Nous n’irons plus au bois les lauriers sont coupés
Les amours des basins les naïades en groupes
Voient reluire au soleil en cristaux découpés
Les flots silencieux qui coulaient de leur coupe

Les lauriers sont coupes et les cerfs aux abois
Tressaille au son du corps nous n’irons plus au bois
Ou des enfants riait la folle troupe

Sous les regards des lys aux pleurs du ciel trempés
Voici l’herbe qu’on fauche et les lauriers qu’on coupe
Nous n’irons plus au bois les lauriers sont coupes
Track Name: fill my heart
Fill my heart of hearts where death installed you
In setting my lonely heart and spirit free
Not the demons down under the deepest sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul of your beauty

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes of thee
And so the night tide I lie down by the side of you
My life and my bride in her tomb by the side of the sea
Track Name: traffic lights
Again the traffic lights that skim thy swift
Unfractioned idiom immaculate sigh of stars
Beading thy path condense eternity
And we have seen night lifted in thine arms

Under thy shadow by the piers I waited
Only in darkness is thy shadow so clear
The city’s fiery parcels all undone
Already snow submerges an iron year

O sleepless as the river under thee
Vaulting the sea the prairies dreaming sod
Unto us lowliest sometime sweep descend
And of the curveship lend a myth to God

Under thy shadow by the piers I waited
Only in darkness is thy shadow so clear
The city’s fiery parcels all undone
Already snow submerges an iron year

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