Multi-instrumentalist Aret Madilian has given a funny name to his project, which has been around since 2000 and with which he is now presenting his sixth album. Here in Germany Deleyaman is hardly known, but that should change as soon as possible, because the mostly melancholic songs of Madilian and Co. are full of originality, inventiveness and last but not least beautiful melodies. However, the sound cannot be classified: it is night music, heavy and dark. She uses motifs of European folklore, of the Vaudeville, but also the barroom sound of a Tom Wait. Sometimes Madilian thinks of a Nick Cave, who would have recorded an album in the spherical style of the Cocteau Twins or similar in the 80s popular bands of the label 4AD. The beauty of it is that each song offers a new approach to the musician's universe and yet the songs seem united by a greater vision. One is almost tempted to say: A mystical record about old Europe.
Top track: Murdered Days