Euro-American darkwave band Deleyaman take their music very seriously, touching base with high culture and literature. They don't settle for run of the mill lyrics, but go for politics and poetry. Main man and multi-instrumentalist Aret Madilian keep his distance when he sings, not so much a frontman but a reporter speaking in hushed tones. A nice contrast with the dreamy delivery of Beatrice Valantin.
On their new album The Edge they sign about he economic meltdown, supply a wake up call to embrace real life (Hey Now), use poems by André Gide (Murdered Days and Juillet)and Cody C. Gates (Cygnus) and search for inner-peace. Their music music has been compared with Dead Can Dance, but there is also quite a bit of New Order and Siouxsie and the Banshees is the more bass oriented tracks like the album's closer Outspoken.
Firmly outside the mainstream Deleyaman is building an impressive catalog. The Edge is their fifth album and they show no signs of slowing down or phoning it in.
Aret Madilian: vocals, guitar, bass
Beatrice Valantin: vocals
Gerard Madilian: duduk
Mia Bjorlingsson: drums
- Murdered Days
- Hey Now
- Castles in the Sand
- Mental Horizon
- The Weight of Things
- Ethereal Dances
- Thousand Days
- Beatrice 1
- 06/28 Paluel, France @ Clos des Fees (free show)
- 10/11 Brussels, Belgium @ Art Base
They will be on tour in The Netherlands in September (4, 5, 6, 7) and October (23, 24, 25, 26). More details to be announced.