Astrakan Project B

by Simone Alves & Yann Gourvil

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    Where ancient Breton legends magically merge with soulful and dark rock energy.

    Receive home the 2nd album from our project (anywhere in the world, shipping is included), in a colourful package and with a beautiful booklet with unique Simone Alves's artwork.

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    Includes unlimited streaming of Astrakan Project B via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Get all 4 Astrakan Project releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

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  • The Keeper - Artwork Repro with album download
    Poster/Print + Digital Album

    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

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Where ancient Breton legends magically merge with soulful and dark rock energy

1. sell ouzh ar stered – 5’42
2. en anv doue ma mamm – 4’29
3. gwerz inês – 7’24
4. sekrejoù ar c’hloareg – 4’59
5. gwerz ar yugoslavi – 5’33
6. seizh vloaz – 4’46
7. my beloved has died – 4’05
8. ar c’hased arc’hant – 5’17
9. ur plac’h yaouank ag an oriant – 4’27

[ total duration 47'13 ]

Every track is accompanied by its artwork for you to enjoy while listening.

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released October 23, 2014

simone alves : all voices
yann gourvil : all instruments & programming (exept cello on n°1: ginette davis)

all songs produced and arranged
by simone alves & yann gourvil 2014
engineered & mixed by yann gourvil
art work & design by simone alves

nea peramos / plougras / 2014
© & ® simone alves & yann gourvil

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Track Name: Sell ouzh ar Stered (Look at the Stars)
En o kregiñ en em dorn (e)vit ma c’has er valeneg
Eno a lakas ac’hanon da sellet ouzh ar stered
He took me by the hand and got me for a walk
And there he made me look at the stars
Track Name: En anv Doue ma mamm
N'hoc'h eus ket klevet en pep koñtre
E lazhfe ar vamm he bugale
Añriet Rolland a lazh he re [...]

You haven’t heard in many countries
About a mother killed her child
Añriet Rolland killed her own one [...]
Track Name: Gwerz Inês
E-barzh ar bloavezh 1355
Oa bet lac’het, O! didruez,
Karantez ar Roue
In the year 1355
The King’s beloved one
Has been killed
Track Name: Sekrejoù ar c'hloareg
Gwelloc’h e vefe o skrivañ ‘n em c’halon
Eno chomfent Kloaregik da viken gravet don

It would be better to write them in my heart
There they would stay forever etched
Track Name: Gwerz ar Yougoslavi
Ar vaouezh gozh a lare c'hoazh :
Soñjet 'meus d'am amezegezh ( …)
Bemde 'haen d'evo kafe d'hi zi
Peotramant c'hoazh 'te d'am welet

The old woman also said
I remember my neighbour (…)
I use to go and drink coffee at her place everyday
Track Name: Seizh bloaz
Un den yaouank pa n’eus klevet e oe marv e vestrez
N’em retireras d’ar gouant e-pad ur seizh bloavezh
Hag e pad ar seizh bloez se, na red med pediñ Doue
O soñjal welet e vestrez evel pa oe en he buhez

When the young man heard about the new
He locked himself in a convent for seven years
And for seven years he did nothing but pray to God
To let him see his beloved again as she was while alive
Track Name: My beloved has died
Marv eo ma mestrez, marv eo ma holl fiziañs
Marv ma flijadur ha toud ma holl esperañs

My beloved is dead, my faith is dead,
My joy is dead, and so is all my hope
Track Name: Ar c'hased arc'hant
« En anv Doue ma fried, ne n’it ket war ar mor
An Avel a zo pounner, an noz a zo treitour ! »

In the name of God my beloved, don’t go sailing
The wind is heavy, and the night seems insidious
Track Name: Ur plac'h yaouank ag an Oriant
An Anglezed bonedoù ruz
Emaint dibarket ’barzh ar Poulldu.
Ur plac’h yaouank o deus laeret.

The English with their red hats
Have landed in the Poulldu
And have stolen a young girl