Sentinel

by Deleyaman

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  • 8 Album Set
    Sentinel - (2020)
    The lover, The stars & The citadel - (2016)
    The Edge - (2014)
    Fourth, part two - (2011) Your choice of black cover (U.S.) or white cover (Europe)
    Fourth, part one - (2009) Special edition hand sewn hardcover booklet
    3 - 2017 re-issue of the 2006 release
    Second - 2017 re-issue of the 2003 release
    00/1 - 2017 re-issue of the 2001 release

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1.
Exil 05:59
D'étoile en faille D'un battement d'aile Traverse d'est en ouest Un rêve en plein sommeil Les rumeurs du midi Flottent dans les airs La clameur perfore Un silence de verre Allongés dans les dunes Coeur caché qui tressaille Cri de sentinelle Un abri de fortune Se sauver de la foule De tous les vainqueurs Des trémolos, des hymnes Des promesses des pasteurs Ligne de ton épaule Chant qui désarme L'alcôve des cabanes Mémoire d'ici ou d'ailleurs Exiler toute peur Amarrer l'amour fol Le soleil pour cortège Voler par dessus les murailles
2.
Become 04:31
By way of the roof and the ladder When you travel without your brother If you've been secluded with no water Become so become Still there is no light in your vision Where there is no light there's no wisdom In sky, at sea or in the system Become so become Moon shine not without me Earth travel not without me Time go not without me Vision know not without me Sweet parade of a soul Go not without me Sweet parade of a soul Go not without me By the road without a sign Against the books that made you blind And to those you've been unkind Become so become To gaze beyond the range of time To have nothing left behind And for the stars that don't shine Become so become Sweet parade of a soul Go not without me
3.
Twice as right With her faith in hell She blows from east to west  Heartless and vain She crawls in the city Writes her fiction there She poses as victor With no care for life and rain Your mill turns with all winds You go where it takes you blind I know you too well To be a part of yours You must be a fool Playing the joker As I leave your scene I don't hold any anger  You've made me so old  Before my time So few of you are fine  And so many left behind  But we live in the shade With my beautiful love And in love without age So you will say of us when we'll die  You'll say of us when we'll die They did not know fear On the green path in this lifetime  They smiled at each other, whispering This is a game of color In which we both undress And we smiled at each other We shall keep the light, we shall keep the light
4.
Electric Sky 04:56
Something's changing in the sky Your garden is loosing grace What is here and what is there What is blue and what is red The fire is burning bright It's burning in your stairs Control is on your mind Freedom is somewhere else Rise and fall instead of all Night and day for you to say Where is now and where is then Hellos, goodbyes and lullabies
5.
De roses vermeilles  Nos champs sont fleuris,  Et le bras des treilles  Tend à nos corbeilles  Ses raisins mûris. Puisque chaque année Jetant aux hivers Sa robe fanée, Renaît couronnée De feuillages verts, Puisque toute chose S'offre à notre main  Pour qu'elle en dispose, Effeuillons la rose,  Foulons le raisin ; Car le temps nous presse  D'un constant effort ;  Hier la jeunesse, Ce soir la vieillesse,  Et demain la mort. Étrange mystère ! Chaque homme à son tour Passe solitaire  Un jour sur la terre ; Mais pendant ce jour,  De roses vermeilles  Nos champs sont fleuris, Et le bras des treilles  Tend à nos corbeilles Ses raisins mûris.
6.
I dreamt of a day of wind and rain, I would come home to you at fall of night And see your window flushed with firelight. There in the evening's lonesomeness I’d wait Yourself the sun, and I the melting frost, Myself the flax and you the kindly fire, Yourself the maze wherein my self is lost, There in the evening's lonesomeness I'd wait     A moment standing at the garden gate trusting that my happiness was true, A moment, standing at the garden gate The kind warm lights of home and love and you Your love the port whereto my body sails, My hope the ship whose helm your hand guides, Your grace the wind that must my course avail My faith the flood, against the wind and the tides Then, lest they’d vanish to be mine no more, I’d speed my steps along the garden path, Cross my own threshold, close the wind-blown door And find you in the firelight of the hearth Happiness is to kneel beside you there And feel your fingers resting on my hair
7.
Still Waters 04:47
Here come the sunny days, promising no more rains Lighting up the skies soothing all winter pains Reflections decorate the black trees and the plaines  You believe in the world like the child you were once again Restrained, tamed It's a perfect game This beauty weighs me down, a painting on the wall The dancers are dancing, spinning as they call The waters are still but everything screams we will fall Ocean, river and forest we once had it all Restrained, tamed It's a perfect game Sustained, refrained Dust and flame
8.
1973 04:17
Je ne sais pas pourquoi mon coeur saigne lorsque le soleil se couche  et pourquoi je pleure à l'heure du chien loup je ne sais pas pourquoi mon coeur se gonfle au souffle du vent dans les arbres  et quand il enfle les voiles des navires je ne sais pas pourquoi mon coeur chante quand le soleil ébloui les fenêtres  et réchauffe l'ombre des hortensias, je ne sais pas pourquoi mon coeur rit de la douleur des galets et de mes pieds transpercés par l'eau des vagues, je ne sais pas pourquoi mon coeur se cache  quand la pluie fouette et le ciel se fâche. Je ne sais pas pourquoi mon coeur tinte au bruit du sceau  qui balance à ta main et se farde au bordeaux  de ta robe d'intérieur, je ne sais pas pourquoi j'aime les platanes des casernes,  la craie du bitume qui dessine des ciels. Je ne sais pas pourquoi tu es parti  sans me dire au revoir et que depuis mon coeur se languit des cyprès. Je ne sais pas pourquoi j'ai le coeur gros  quand novembre balaye les graines d'août, et quand l'automne pleure l'arrivée du printemps. Je ne sais pas si mon coeur aura peur de son dernier battement et si l'hiver venu le jardin s'engourdira  lentement.
9.
The deer is on the run The edges have come undone The sweet and the bitter Shine straight down through the sun There's talk of a place Somewhere by a lake Wrapped in fields of love Where everything has been said From ancient myths to darkest hours  The amber light in the sky The nearest of the distant stars, say Happiness hides on the hills Sometimes it sleeps and sometimes kills When the blue's not yet black  You can see the distant crack They say it's the horizon Close your eyes and turn your back Words : Aret Madilian
10.
Slaves (free) 05:47
Like a rising sun I can hear you calling me But the rising sun is here to fall in me When the tide is gone I can hear you catching me When the tide is gone, I am here to fall in me No longer the pain Slaves we are born In the falling rain I can hear you calling me But the falling rain is here to fall in me Like a rising sun I can hear you calling me But the rising sun is here to stay with me No longer the pain Slaves we are born

about

Written and recorded between October 2018 and September 2019, the ten song album includes contributions from Brendan Perry, Jules Maxwell and Madalina Drouvin Obreja.

credits

released January 17, 2020

Aret Madilian : vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, percussions, drums
Beatrice Valantin : vocals
Guillaume Leprevost : bass, guitar
Gerard Madilian : duduk

Jules Maxwell : piano
Mădălina Drouvin Obreja : violin

Brendan Perry : cimbalom, bouzouki & drums on track 6 (The Valley)

Lyrics of tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 by Aret Madilian.
Lyrics of tracks 1 & 8 by Béatrice Valantin.
Track 5 "De Roses Vermeilles" : lyrics from the poem Caligula - IIème chant "Odelettes" by Gérard de Nerval.
Track 6 "The Valley" : lyrics from two separate poems : The Dream by Winifred Mary Letts & Yourself the Sun by Arthur Gorges

All songs written & performed by Deleyaman
Recorded & mixed by Aret Madilian at Kurna Hata Studio, Normandy, France.
Mastering : Aret Madilian & JB Delauné at Kurna Hata studio

Special thanks to Brendan Perry, Madalina Drouvin Obreja and Jules Maxwell.

Graphic design : deniin
Image credit : NASA - University of Arizona
ⓟ 2019 Deleyaman ⓒ 2019 TTO Records

Sentinel (Article / Review by Benoit Fournier translated from french)

An album remains an essential format for Deleyaman. A long, necessary time, a path that must be taken. From the mists of "Exil", with its hypnotic and beaded soul of clear guitars, to the clear obscure mood of "Slaves", throughout the ten paintings, "Sentinel" toils the conviction that the beauty of dawn is born first from the night, that a ray of sunshine is never more beautiful than when it pierces through the clouds, just after the rain.
It is not a question of contrasts, but rather of connections. Their search for relations between all things. A music that places a glimmer of hope in the heart of nostalgia and whose soothing sweetness comes from the acceptance of melancholy. The sparse touches of piano and guitars open a space for textures that intertwine and connect. The rhythms inhabit the calmness; to the love of the pictorial and landscapes answer the echo of profound human emotions. Led by the voices of Aret and Beatrice, working the shadows and the light, alongside Gerard's ancient wind instrument the duduk and a newcomer Guillaume Leprevost on bass, Deleyaman continue their path. Wanderers, on a peaceful road.

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Deleyaman is a French-American band founded in 2000 by Aret Madilian, Beatrice Valantin and Gerard Madilian. Their sound can't be pigeon-holed into a single genre, it has been described as enigmatic and poetic. They are the first alternative band to have included the duduk (an ancient wind instrument) in their permanent line-up.
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