The lover, The stars & The citadel

by Deleyaman

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    Side A
    Escape
    Secret treasures
    Galaxy
    La mer et l'amour

    Side B
    Beautiful dawn
    Autumn sun
    Summer flower
    La plaine

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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
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    Second - 2017 re-issue of the 2003 release
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1.
La plaine 05:31
Dans l'interminable Ennui de la plaine La neige incertaine Luit comme du sable. Le ciel est de cuivre Sans lueur aucune. On croirait voir vivre Et mourir la lune. Comme les nuées Flottent gris les chênes Des forêts prochaines Parmi les buées. Le ciel est de cuivre Sans lueur aucune. On croirait voir vivre Et mourir la Lune. Corneille poussive Et vous, les loups maigres, Par ces bises aigres Quoi donc vous arrive? Dans l'interminable Ennui de la plaine La neige incertaine Luit comme du sable Paul Verlaine
2.
Silence 06:03
Come back to silence Come back to the sea If the storm is violent The wind will set you free When you feel like an island Come back back to me Be a fool lay beside my window Meet the rest of me So you believe in nations Who kill for you and me You buy into their religions And their insanity There are no chosen ones No promise land prophecies Those lies are poison Demented fantasies
3.
Morning light through my eyelids Another bright and sunny day I remember the stars from last evening They almost took my breath away What is this thing we call time In more than a way slips away What is this thing we call life Leaves the lover stranded and drifts away Dusk and dawn for all seasons Forsaken hearts and souls betrayed They see the sun and feel the treason Broken in spirit and cast away What is this thing we call time In a thousand ways floats away What is this thing we call life Leaves a lover stranded and drifts away
4.
Don't let the hands kill forever Don't let the eyes look the other way Don't let the hearts die and shiver Don't let your conscience run away I'll always stand with the broken I'll always be on the other side Don't you forget that the fallen May be the price you pay for your pride I feel the cold and the wild winds Storms brewing from under the stones I hear the sound of the woodwinds Echoing amongst the gravestones I ain't no mercenary troubadour Singing for your passing pleasures I ain't without purpose or a tool I have my own secret treasures Don't wait for hope to fall from the heavens Don't fear the rage or the wrath of Gods Don't let your culture become your terror Don't let your silence be their guiding light I'll always be by words unspoken I'll always stand across your pride Don't you forget that the shaken May fall and shadow your fiery light I feel the cold and the wild winds Storms brewing from under the stones I hear the sound of the woodwinds Echoing amongst the gravestones I ain't no mercenary troubadour Singing for your passing seasons I ain't without spirit or unmoved I have my own secret treasures
5.
Galaxy 03:34
Galaxy of dances burning bright We catch the passing hours in flight And a sense of urgency Now replaced with smiles of useless words No place holds a trace Nothing keeps the memory What of these hours we face Of thought employed in reverie How sweet is the power To nurse a thousand dreams Antaram abril ku serov Karnan kunavor tzaghigneru mod Gabuyd yergrin ardivan luso Kisherneris yergnain hazar asdgherov
6.
Et la mer et l'amour ont l'amer pour partage, Et la mer est amère, et l'amour est amer, L'on s'abîme en l'amour aussi bien qu'en la mer, Car la mer et l'amour ne sont point sans orage. Celui qui craint les eaux, qu'il demeure au rivage, Celui qui craint les maux qu'on souffre pour aimer, Qu'il ne se laisse pas à l'amour enflammer, Et tous deux ils seront sans hasard de naufrage. La mère de l'amour eut la mer pour berceau, Le feu sort de l'amour, sa mère sort de l'eau Mais l'eau contre ce feu ne peut fournir des armes. Si l'eau pouvait éteindre un brasier amoureux, Ton amour qui me brûle est si fort douloureux, Que j'eusse éteint son feu de la mer de mes larmes.
7.
She's escaped from the shallow dreams of men Before they turn her inside and out From the sleepy masses and their spite To find a place of soothing light She's escaped from the darkest shades of love From the cold grasp of glamourous nights Before the day cleared of the morning fog To find a place of soothing light Now dressed in a new silence Watches the movements of the hands of the clock She feels the deep rooted loneliness in the twilight sky She's come to a place of soothing light She's escaped from the hollow fears of men Before they turn her inside and out From the raving mortals of the night To find a place of soothing light She's escaped from the barren fields of love From the blinding lights of glamourous nights Before the night called the moon in flight To find a place of soothing light Now draped in a cool silence Watches the movements of the hands of the clock She feels the deep rooted loneliness in a twilight sky She's come to a place of soothing light She walks where meadows are in bloom Bittersweet and tired by desire Her breath stolen from her chest She lives her life as if walking on fire She's got nothing she cares to speak of Has no will and no reason left to fight She moves slowly like the morning fog In this place of soothing light Now dressed in a new silence Watches the movements of the hands of the clock She feels the deep rooted loneliness in the twilight sky She lives in a place of soothing light
8.
What are life's joys and gains What pleasures crowd its ways That man should take such pains To seek them all his days Is pride your heart's desire Is power your climbing aim Is love your follies fire Is wealth your restless game Do you think that beauty is power Is forever the way it feels Go pluck the summer flower And see how long it lives Hold ice up to the sun And wax before the fire Neither will triumph or reign In this world no matter the gain' Do you doubt the bird's song Do you doubt that sun gives light Doubt truth to teach you wrong And wrong alone as right And if they still possess Your mind as worthy things Pick straws with your hands And call them diamond rings Between all the take and the give It is clear as the morning sky The lesson of how to live Is but to learn to die
9.
Beautiful dawn (free) 04:18
Something is changing outside my door I feel it rise from under the floor A thousand years and men still with fears Empires fall cities on fire A thousand candles burn and still no light We're lost and scattered and loosing the fight I swallow my words and I feel colder And a beautiful day is getting older Flowers are still scattered on the sea No roses nor the waves will set you free There ain't no way out for the fool Now the day sleeps and the night may be cruel Destinations missed destinations gone You'll shed some tears and walk until dawn Destinations missed destinations gone You walk until the last beautiful dawn
10.
If I could see the world Through your gentle eyes Would it all be the same Or would it break my tired heart The rain and the light The wisdom of the sun You know the times to come Equal the times gone by Give me the autumn sun the winter wind This world is illusion Give me a summer breeze just when the spring is here And again gone too soon If you could make the world A bit warmer and true If she could take your hand And lead the way for you Give me the autumn sun the winter wind The world is illusion Give me a summer breeze just when the spring is here And again gone too soon
11.
L'amoureuse 04:18
Elle est debout sur mes paupières Et ses cheveux sont dans les miens, Elle a la forme de mes mains, Elle a la couleur de mes yeux, Elle s'engloutit dans mon ombre Comme une pierre sur le ciel. Elle a toujours les yeux ouverts Et ne me laisse pas dormir. Ses rêves en pleine lumière Font s'évaporer les soleils Me font rire, pleurer et rire, Parler sans avoir rien à dire.

about

"...shrouded in mysterious melancholy, an album full of narcotic beauty that threads together climax after climax." De Subjectivisten (11/2016)

Aret Madilian and Beatrice Valalntin both self-taught musicians, come from different backgrounds. The Istanbul born Aret, an American of Greek-Armenian roots who grew up in Los Angeles and the poetic french influences of Beatrice, play a strong role in Deleyaman's alchemy.

Their seventh album paints a sonic picture of a brief day spent in an old dwelling visiting memories and dreams.

The 57 minute album contains 11 tracks, three of which are sung in french inspired by the poetry of Paul Verlaine, Pierre de Marbeuf and Paul Eluard. All other lyrics were written by Aret Madilian.

The lover, The stars & The citadel includes a guest and friend Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance), making an appearance on two of the album's tracks (Greek bouzouki on Escape and percussion programming on Autumn Sun).

The lover, The stars & The citadel was recorded in Deleyaman’s studio located in a rural coastal village of Normandy, France.

credits

released November 18, 2016

Aret Madilian : vocals and all Instruments
Beatrice Valantin : vocals
Gerard Madilian : duduk

Brendan Perry : greek bouzouki on Escape and percussion programming on Autumn sun.

All songs written and performed by Deleyaman
Lyrics by Aret Madilian except
La plaine : words from the poem Dans l'Interminable ennui de la plaine by Paul Verlaine.
La mer et L'amour : words from the poem Et la mer et l'amour by Pierre de Marbeuf.
Summer flower : words partially taken from the poem The vanities of life by John Clare.
L'amoureuse : words from the poem L'amoureuse by Paul Eluard from the book Capitale de la douleur ⓒ Editions Gallimard.
With the kind permission of Mme Cecile Eluard-Boaretto and Mme Claire Sarti.

Special thanks to Brendan Perry.

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Aret Madilian between October 2015 and June 2016 at Kurna Hata Studio, Normandy, France.

Graphic design and illustrations : deniin
Compact Disc : TTOR 716
ⓒ 2016 TTO Records ⓟ 2016 Deleyaman
Vinyl : TTOR 717V
ⓒ 2017 TTO Records ⓟ 2017 Deleyaman

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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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