In a Dance of Time

by Anandha Seethanen

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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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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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Track Name: When You Call My Name
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
Track Name: Rising Sun
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
Track Name: We Are
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
Track Name: Something of B.
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
Track Name: O The Promises
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
Track Name: And I Breathe
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
Track Name: In a Dance of Time
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
Track Name: Sorry
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...
Track Name: About Henry
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
Track Name: Pagan Prayer
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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