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    Receive home the 2nd album from our project, in a colourful package and with a beautiful booklet with unique Simone Alves's artwork.
    + a personal handcrafted note
    + a A6 postcard with a print from one of Simone's artwork pieces (generally from an album visual)

    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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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 5 Astrakan Project releases available on Bandcamp and save 15%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Inês, Astrakan Project B, Within the Circle, Astrakan Project (digital edition), and Live in Beirut. , and , .

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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

    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.

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  • Set of 3 printed Artwork on Postcards
    Poster/Print + Digital Album

    A set of 3 post cards from Simone's artwork, also makes an easy gift. Both sides are printed - and printing quality is quite close from the actual paintings.

    This limited edition will be shipped to anywhere in the world with a nice handmade arty note from us! (shipping/handling costs included)

    Videos with paint in motion of the pieces:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvj8OC0Q1SY
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJF1pP-C6V4

    Size: A6, 148mm x 105mm

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1.
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
2.
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 [...]
3.
Gwerz Inês 07:24
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
Seizh bloaz 04:46
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
7.
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
8.
« 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
9.
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

about

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.

credits

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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Astrakan Project Plougras, France

Astrakan Project is a duet with origins from Brittany and Portugal, and influenced by their long stays in Turkey (Istanbul), Greece and Ukraine (Kyiv)

Our project is so much more than our music, it's about connecting the past to the present, and different cultures to each other.
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