Astrakan Project

by Simone Alves / Yann Gourvil

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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    By buying our album, it's not only 9 tracks on physical CD with a nice packaging that you get, you also become part of this creative adventure. As supporting members, you'll periodically receive access to songs & videos before their release.

    We set a unique minimum price of 13 €, shipping included for anywhere in the world, by anywhere, we really mean anywhere, so far we have sent some copies within Europe, from Portugal to UK or Belgium, but also to the US and to Mexico (our record: the more exotic destination so far!).


    Including an oriental like version of the famous Breton hit "tri martolod"
    In an extraordinary colourful digipack with original artwork from Simone Alves. You'll receive your copy in a nice personalised package.

    1. pemp bolot # 3’50
    2. tri martolod an oriant # 3’43
    3. kreñv ‘veld ar garantez # 6’17
    4. twist en-dro war al leur-goat # 5’39
    5. 1932 # 4’13
    6. barzh an ifern # 4’08
    7. mouezhioù [pa garche ma mamm] # 4’17
    8. o soñjal [konskriet sant nikolaz] # 5’02
    9. 7 hills # 5’27

    Includes unlimited streaming of Astrakan Project via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    ships out within 1 day
    edition of 500 

     €13 EUR or more


  • Poster/Print

    Together with the full download of our album Astrakan Project B, get a nice printed edition of "the Keeper" sent to you at home. The original artwork was made by Simone Alves using several mixed media techniques. This nice size will get to enjoy more of the details of this magical painting.

    Size is approximately 13*18 cm (5.10*7.08 inches)
    High printed quality on excellent quality stock paper

    Shipping is included for anywhere in the world in a nice (and safe!) packaging.
    Please note that it is unframed to keep the shipping costs affordable.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Astrakan Project B via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day
    edition of 10 

     €6 EUR or more




A colourful and delicate oriental shine over wild celtic music


released 30 September 2012

simone alves : all voices except sample on #3 (madame bertrand)
yann gourvil : all instruments & programming

all lyrics traditional from Brittany
all songs produced and arranged by simone alves & yann gourvil 2012
engineered & mixed by yann gourvil
photography, art work & design by simone alves

istanbul / plougras / 2012

© & ® simone alves & yann gourvil



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Astrakan Project Néa Péramos, Greece

While settling in Istanbul, Simone Alves (vocals) and Yann Gourvil (guitar, ‘oud, saz, violin, programming) wanted (needed ?) to keep playing and sharing their music, which lead them to create Astrakan Project.

Since their debuts in Brittany (France), they’ve experimented Breton music in many ways, from local band playing folk dancing music to the now iconic Kreiz Breizh Akademi.
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