"...shrouded in mysterious melancholy, their
music is full of narcotic beauty that threads together
climax after climax." De Subjectivisten
...after listening to the atmospheric sounds
and the wonderful voices of the two singers for a brief
music lesson, one wonders why Deleyaman seems to be
an eternal secret and why are Nick Caves or Leonard
Cohens melancholic music more widely known than
Deleyaman's, whose current album is deadly sad - and
because of it so beautiful, so moving, so seductive.
Thoralf Koß for Musicreviews
Deleyaman was founded by the euro-american musician
Aret Madilian currently living in a rural coastal village
located in Normandy, France.
The two other co-founding members are french singer
Beatrice Valantin and french-armenian duduk player Gerard
Madilian. Guillaume Leprevost takes on the duties of
bass and guitar on stage.
They are the ?rst alternative band to have included
the ancient wind instrument called the duduk in their
Deleyamans musical in?uences are vast. From post-punk
to cold wave from the anatolian minstrels to ethereal
ambient soundscapes, from minimalist to atmospheric
music, their enigmatic sound transcends most mainstream
The band members of Deleyaman dont pay much attention
to trends. They follow their own creative path o? the
beaten tracks. Theyve released seven albums to
date and continue to create a timeless music, defying
the narrow vision of single genres.
Their latest album The lover, The stars &
The citadel was recorded at Kurna Hata, the bands
studio in Normandy and includes contributions from friend
Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance), guesting on two of the
In 2017, The french actress and director Fanny Ardant
included two tracks from Deleyamans Second album
on the soundtrack of her latest ?lm Le Divan de Staline
starring Gerard Depardieu and Emmanuelle Seigner.
The Weight of Things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_bwXzCFAg8
Murdered Days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXLa9EuevKo
September Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4QYkeSkhrQ
Jules Maxwells background as a composer is in
theatre and dance and he regularly works at the National
Theatre and Shakespeares Globe in London. He also
has a long standing relationship with artist Mark Storor
with whom he has created many small and large scale
promenade and circus pieces.
He has composed soundtracks for numerous dance companies
and choreographers including Wayne McGregor, Jasmin
Vardimon, Hofesh Schechter in London, Jeanine Durning
in New York, Skånes Dansteater in Malmo and La
Fura Dels Baus in Barcelona.
He composed the soundtrack to Tim Loane's Oscar nominated
short ?lm Dance Lexie Dance (1996).
As a musician and song writer he has collaborated with
Foy Vance, Iain Archer Lisa Gerrard, Joachim Witt, Duke
Special and Dead Can Dance for whom he played keyboards
on their 2012/13 Anastasis World Tour.
He wrote the song First of July on Foy Vances
debut album Hope.
He has co-written 4 new songs with Lisa Gerrard for
a new album, Boocheemish by Le Mystère des Voix
His debut solo album entitled Songs From The Cultural
Backwater will be released on September 28, 2018
Jules Maxwell Live at Le Relais in France The Dark Side
of Love: https://vimeo.com/122041240
Lizzie Graham: https://vimeo.com/111651750
All Gone Wrong: https://vimeo.com/108288529
Songs From The Cultural Backwater Album Blowtorch Frank
Garner video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtNmtb7puA
Blowtorch David Daniels video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaIYrfJrsAs