In a Dance of Time

by Anandha Seethanen

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1.
WHEN YOU CALL MY NAME « Certainly never at any time did I not exist nor you, […] certainly never shall we cease to exist in the future. » (Bhagavad Gita) When you call my name Do you hear the sound of time? There's no call in vain You'll always be mine When the moon is high Do you see The wings of dancing gulls in the light? I was born in white So I leave Facing south Fire in mouth When you call my name Do you hear the song of my lives Burning is the flame There's no end in time When the sun is high Do you see How silently I fall in the stream? There's no end to truth Such is my path I never died I never was born Can you see me? Here I am Speaking from the other silent side of… Of those things that eyes won't see Your days may somehow tell on me When I call your name I can hear the sound of mine Fading is your pain We are strong in bond When the will is high Do you feel How light the soul boundless the mind  Journey is a home Be your guide Grow deep, with no regrets my son Can you see me? Here I am Smiling from the other silent side of Of those things that eyes don't see Your ways may somehow tell on me
2.
Rising Sun 03:35
RISING SUN Hey girl No one around is awake You seem alone in the world No tears, no lies, no ache Hey girl Where do you go in the night? How many roads with no lights? Your secrets are still veiled How beautiful How beautiful the garden That has never thought of man Untold burden How peaceful The very first morning of the world All the sound and all the fury Have never been Hey girl Why do you smile in the cold? While your brother never gets old What's over there to behold? Hey girl This is not a roll of the dice You are not afraid of the price You find your place in the whirl How beautiful How beautiful the fable Of the quiet hills when The moon is watching them How peaceful When high up there you are shining All the hatred all the hurt Is vanishing Chorus: And I feel free In the rising sun In the rising sun Now I know who I am And I feel free In the rising sun So far I've come Now I know we are one (Come with me) Hey girl No one one around is awake You seem alone in the world No tears, no lies, no shame Hey girl Why do you smile in the wall? How long till the last gleam of flame? Will we grow when you fall? Hey girl No one one around is awake You seem alone in the world No tears, no lies, no shame
3.
We Are 03:34
WE ARE I am an old man I've had so many lives I am an old man I've told so many lies I am an old man I am a young man I was told so many lies I am a young man I shift a hundred times I am a young man Mmmm We're not asleep We're digging in the deep We are naked we are dreamers And we know another wind is blowing We are lie-killers and builders And we know another world's growing I am a woman (I am man, I am woman, I am on my way) I've seen beautiful smiles I am a woman (I am man, I am woman, I am on my way) I've heard so many cries I am a woman (On my way, on my way) We are the children (We are men, we are women, we are on our way) Whatever is the past We're willing to learn (We are men we are women, we are on our way) The present never lasts Let's make it human (On our way, on our way) Mmmmm We are legion We are so far beyond We are sentinels and free souls And we know another Man is rising We are workers not redeemers Coming out from everywhere Gathering everywhere All together together we are We are workers not redeemers Sharing hope and many tears Tamers of Reality All together (together) we are
4.
Incantation 04:39
5.
SOMETHING OF B. Do you know the man Who lives alone there At the end of the pier? Do you know that man Who counts as friends The sun, the wind and the waves? People say he’s a stranger Who’s wasted his mind Crossing the wild world People say he is strange Standing beside the line He seems out of time Chorus: He’s the one who flies in the words of Baudelaire Awkward in the crowd, yet a prince in the air He’s born from the storm, there he laughs at all men So lost on the ground, majestic above the land He doesn’t talk anymore Words are a source Of misunderstanding If someone comes to the door With hundreds of smiles He plays funny pantomimes People say he’s a stranger Yet no one has heard The humming of his soul, the bird People say he is strange (Because) Something too beautiful Will always shine unreal Chorus Bridge: Ha has no need He holds the moon in his hand He touches millions of worlds And we don’t understand He has no need He holds the world in his hand He touches millions of moons And we won’t understand Chorus
6.
O THE PROMISES All the battles won All the battles lost History teaches us nothing at all History leaves us blind in a hidden hole O the promises Gone into oblivion Where is it now the wind, the wind of change? Do we remember the words the Ancients tell? Chorus: Will it ever come, when A time of no injury The rise of living memory Will it ever come my friend? Will we ever see again The gardens of our forefathers? Quick, sow your seeds in the earth! We will watch them grow my friend O the distant dreams O the broken lanes How did we grow so… so far apart? Will this desert give in to the rain? Chorus All the battles won All the battles lost O the promises Gone Gone Gone
7.
AND I BREATHE On a burning day no right or left and the sun a blast I went out of the line, I ran away at last On a lonely road I now walk at a pace of my own I'm heading to the thirsty land, to the edge I once have known And I'm here There's nothing more that I know I need to let it go And I'm here I look around and I know That I'm gonna let go In a silent night no right or left and the stars ahead I was caught in the sight, I found myself at home In a graceful play I may feel in a place of my own I'm heading to the inner land, to the pledge I once had made And I'm here There's nothing more that I know I need to let it go And I'm here I look around and I know That I'm gonna let go (Instrumental) And I'm here Torn is my soul and I feel I need to mend it now And I breathe I feel, I know that it's real I remember my vow There's a little girl Blowing dandelion flowers In the fields of green Where a river's flowing There are many flows There are many ways to get lost There's a single breath She can make her own
8.
IN A DANCE OF TIME 1 : In the moon, in a star, in their hand With a certain idea of man In a dance of Time In a dance of Time 2 : On a hill, on a map, on a crown In a journey, underground In a dance of Time In a dance of Time 3 : In the dreams, In the shape of clouds In the garland of their thoughts In a dance of Time In a dance of Time 4 : In the fall, in the rise, on the walls In the shadows, in tomorrows In a dance of Time In a dance of Time Chorus : They will try to write their name And it will be washed away by the rain They will try to draw a flame All the moves and all the traces Will be soon gone with the rain 5 : In a fear, in the far, in the wind In the near and in the unseen In a dance of Time In a dance of Time 6 : In the north, in the east, through the wild In the sweetness of a smile In a dance of Time In a dance of Time Chorus : They will try to write their name And it will be washed away by the rain They will try to keep the flame All the moves and all the traces Will they soon be gone? Bridge : A work of grace Or a state of loss All the makers all the keepers Will they dance in vain? A state of Man Or a work in mind All the makers all the keepers Will they dance in vain in the race of time? 7 : In the books, in the mouths, in the air In the middle of nowhere In a dance of Time In a dance of Time 8 : In the graves, in the light, in the waves In all ends and all beginnings In a dance of Time In a dance of Time Chorus : They will try to sing their name Some say no one ever tries, ever sings in vain They will try to save the flame All the moves and all the traces Will be dancing in the rain
9.
Sorry 03:38
SORRY There's a child wandering in the city There's a child that no one sees Coming from school with a stormy head No thoughtfull heart to bend over his bed He's dreaming He's dreaming, maybe He's running He's running to me There's a child who lives a thousand lives There's a child who builds a castle Open windows craving for the light The widest rooms and the highest walls He's willing He's willing to see He's crying He's crying in me Could I chase the tears and the fears Break the muddy walls, set you free ? Could you open up to sweetness, seize my hand ? Love is the only way He's burning He's burning to be (alive) He's burning He's burning me He's fading He's fading in me (away) He's dying He's dying, sorry...
10.
About Henry 03:34
ABOUT HENRY Long is the road to a quiet life I am a man with changing faces Long is the road to peace of mind I am a man of hundred sketches The child, way behind Smiles to the man For the promises kept alive Time is a wise old friend Long is the road to countless bounds I've been alone for endless time Long is the road to higher grounds I've been in many states of blind All those I once loved Have been gone so long When I have a look around it feels I'm all on my own Now that my years are done I wait for the dawn What I see seems from here to shine like : A painting full of shades A painting full of a million shades Warm and cold colours Light and shadows everywhere Heights and depths and middle grounds Shapes, shapes are dancing everywhere Shapes are dancing everywhere (Instrumental) Long is the road Infinite the ways
11.
Pagan Prayer 04:19
PAGAN PRAYER 1-Here is love 2-Hear the sound 3-Feel the joy 4-Free your mind 5-Here is love 6-See the light 7-Hear the world 8-Feel your soul 9-I am air 10-I am water 11-I am earth 12-I am fire 13-I am now 14-I am here 15-I am thruth 16-I am real 17-Alive 18-Say my name 19-Hold the rhythm 20-See the flame 21-Keep the vision 22-Let the tears 23-Let them flow 24-Let the fears 25-Let them go 26-Alive 27-Break the wall 28-Hear the thunder 29-Rise and fall 30-Here's a river 31-Rise and fly 32-Feel the blood 33-Here's a sky 34-Fly to the sun 35-Here is love 36-Love is all 37-Catch the smile 38-All is love 39-Alive

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In this first acoustic opus that blends influences from several continents, the singer Anandha Seethanen creates a vibratory and carnal folk world music where her soft, deep and powerfull voice makes the singular and the universal resonate. Invitations to travel from West to East among aerial ballads and telluric meditations, or vice versa, the eleven songs of the album reveal a strong literary inspiration that taps intoThe Bhagavad Gita, the myth of Antigone, the poem The Albatross by Baudelaire... A poetic if not a spiritual journey somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Susheela Raman.

Dans ce premier opus acoustique qui emprunte à divers continents, la chanteuse Anandha Seethanen développe une folk-world vibratoire et charnelle dans laquelle sa voix douce et puissante fait entrer en résonance profondeur intime et l'immensité extérieure. Invitations au voyage entre l'est et l'ouest, entre ballade aérienne et méditation tellurique, ou vice-versa, les onze chansons de l'album révèlent une inspiration très littéraire, puisant pêle-mêle dans la Bhagavad Gita, le mythe d'Antigone, L'albatros de Baudelaire... Un voyage poétique, voire spirituel, quelque part entre Joni Mitchell et Susheela Raman.

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released October 15, 2016

Music: Anandha Seethanen & Karim Attoumane
(Except 2, 5, 6, 9 by Anandha Seethanen)
Lyrics: Anandha Seethanen
Arrangements: Anandha Seethanen & Karim Attoumane
Recorded and mixed by Antoine Delecroix at l'Atelier Clandestin studio, Pantin (Fr.)
Mastered by Jérôme Loyer
Produced by Anandha Seethanen & Karim Attoumane

Anandha Seethanen: vocal and backing vocals
Karim Attoumane: guitar & mellotron
Samuel Domergue: percussions & drums
Frédéric Liebert: double bass
Olivier Koundouno: cello
Jan Stümke: piano
Marie Bédat: trumpet
Emmanuel Rey: oboe
Misja Fitzgerald Michel: guest guitar on track 8
String quartet conducted by Raphaël Sanchez on track 5:
Anne-Sophie Courderot: violin 1
Marianne Devos: violin 2
Caroline Pauvert: viola
Isabelle Sajot: cello

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Portraits: Julien Thorn - Seaside: Laurent Marion
Others: Anandha Seethanen
Artwork: Anandha Seethanen & Karim Attoumane
Graphic editing: Stéphane Vlassak

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Anandha Seethanen France

Born on a little French island in the Indian Ocean called Reunion, Anandha Seethanen is a singer songwriter settled in Paris.

Née sur une petite île française de l'Océan Indien appelée La Réunion, Anandha Seethanen est une auteur compositeur interprète vivant à Paris.
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