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Davit Drambyan – Aplysia 6: Lovesongs of Passion, Sex & Marriage


01. Fruchtbarkeitstanz [Fertility Dance] (D. Drambyán
) (4:09)
02. Stand by my Right Side (D. Drambyán, A. Camargo) (5:45)
03. Eyes of Desire (D. Drambyán, A. Camargo) (4:44)
04. Bossacalypsia (D. Drambyán, A. Camargo) (9:05)
05. Love Battlefields (D. Drambyán, A. Camargo) (5:48)
06. Lullaby for Snoopy (D. Drambyán) (1:41)
07. Virtual Girl [I Feel Crucified] (D. Drambyán) (6:08)
08. Lost in Universe (D. Drambyán, A. Camargo) (6:16)
09. Data Data (D. Drambyán) (4:38)
10. Geisha of Marrakesh (D. Drambyán) (8:34)
11. Devine Intimacy (D. Drambyán, A. Camargo) (5:15)


Total playing time – 1 hour, 2 min. & 3 sec.


Davít Drambyán – guitars (all tracks), bass (01-05, 07-08, 10, 11), vocals (01-05, 07-11),
                               palmas (01), synth programming (02, 09), electric oud (04, 10),
                               piano (05, 07, 08), carillon (10), sound design (all)

Special guests (in order of appearance):
Abel Camargo – piano (01-04, 06-08, 10), cembalo (03, 06, 11);
Valentin Tornow – drums (01-05, 07-11);
Dorothée Leipoldt – vocals (01, 02, 05, 08-10);
Manja Stephan – vocals (01-03, 07);
Andreas Unger – didgeridoos (01);
Luba Claus – vocals (01, 11);
Xurxo Ventos – vocals (02-05, 08, 11);
Clemens Gaida – trumpet obligato (04, 11);
Susann Stephan – clarinet (04);
Frieder W. Bergner – trombone (04, 11);
Livia Makrinus – vocals (04);
Markus Schumann – trumpet solo (04);
Ulrike Kleint – vocals (04);
Miriam Laschinski – cello (06);
Akki Schulz –  double-bass (06);
María del Mar Alonso Amat – vocals (08, 11);
Adrienne Zsongar – flute, clarinet & vocals (09);
Nathalie Utgenannt – bass (09);
Ivo Nitschke – frame drum (09);
Tino Schwierzy – shakuhachi (10);
Yvonne Drambyan – duduk (10);
Ahmad Salo – vocals (10)

Special thanks to Mustafa Khalil, Toralf Frieseke and Thomas Holfeld

Musique concrète (original field recordings):
sounds of t
he Mediterranean Sea from Andalusia
sounds of rain in Halle/Saale (Germany) and Brugge (Belgium)

Dedicated to my dear wife


Cover photo by yda

Produced by Davít Drambyán 2016-2017, released on 09.
12.2017

 

 

 

"Fruchtbarkeitstanz [Fertility Dance]" (music by D. Drambyán, bass-line by Akki Schulz)

[7.11.2013]

Davit Drambyan - guitars, bass, vocals, palmas
Abel Camargo - piano
Valentin Tornow - drums
Dorothée Leipoldt - vocals
Manja Stephan - vocals
Andreas Thomas Unger – didgeridoos
Luba Claus - soprano
special thanks to Akki Schulz for bass-line ideas




"Stand by my Right Side" (music & words by D. Drambyán & A. Camargo)

[25.11.2009]

Davit Drambyan - guitars, bass, vocals, synth. programming
Xurxo Ventos - vocals
Valentin Tornow - drums
Dorothée Leipoldt - vocals
Manja Stephan - vocals
Abel Camargo - piano


[Xurxo]

Lá é a hora dos Ipês, em júbilo vibrante
De cores estonteantes refletidas num céu sem igual
Lápis lázuli não viu tal cor pura e branca
De suas jovens damas vivas
Refletindo em risos sinceros toda minha amada cidade
Brasília é sempre taõ jovem, tantos bons companheiros
Na bruta natureza verdejante, mas também céga.

Lá é a hora dos Ipês, em júbilo vibrante
De cores estonteantes refletidas num céu sem igual
Lápis lázuli não viu tal cor pura e branca
De suas jovens damas vivas

[Xurxo & Doro]

De suas jovens damas vivas
Tempos eternos dourados


[Davit & Doro]

Can you feel the winter between our lives?
Can you see the wasted sunsets over snowblind?
Can you say “it’s over, th’end of our lines”?
Stand by my right side!
I can feel the treasure of existence!
I enjoy the sunsets, it is all right!
I can see the glorious appearance!
Stand by my side!



[Xurxo]

Refletindo em risos sinceros toda minha amada cidade
Brasília é sempre taõ jovem, tantos bons companheiros
Na bruta natureza verdejante.

[Xurxo & Doro]

De suas jovens damas vivas
De suas jovens damas vivas

[Xurxo, Doro & Manja]

Tempos eternos dourados, dourados


[Xurxo]

Lá no parque da cidade Oi arvore amiga, saudade!
Vamos lembrar daqueues tempos onde éramos crianças
Inocente deste mundo vivendo nas quadras dos blocos
Bora pegá as camêla e da um rolé na parada do elefande
do elefande


[Davit & Doro]

Can you feel the winter between our lives?
Can you see the darkened sunsets over snowblind?
Can you say “it’s over, th’end of our lines”?
Stand by my right side!
I can feel the treasure of existence!
I enjoy the sunsets, it is all right!
I can see the glorious appearance!
Stand by my right side!


[guitar solo]


[Davit]

Baby let's go
Though you don't know
Which place to go
I love you so!
Yet you don't know
We're falling into the ice of desire

Since you're my mood
So take my hand
And fly to the wood
Where all dragons can see
What you think about me
Falling into the eyes of desire


[Davit]

Your perfect mouth

Your perfect soul

Let's talk about

I love you so!

My only thought

Is fading away inside the eyes of desire

Tell me about you / To be true

 

I just wanna know / To stay with you

To be me and you

[Doro]

Can you feel the winter between our lives?

 

 

 

Can you say “it’s over, th’end of our lines”?

 

I can feel the treasure of existence!

I enjoy the wasted sunsets, it is all right!

I can see the glorious appearance!

Standby, standby, standby, standby, standby…


 


"
Eyes of Desire" (music by D. Drambyán, words by D. Drambyán & A. Camargo)
[approx. 2003]
Davit Drambyan - guitars, bass, vocals
Abel Camargo - cembalo, piano
Manja Stephan - vocals
Valentin Tornow - drums
Xurxo Ventos - vocals


[Davit & Manja]

We’re gonna dance on the ice of desire
We’re gonna dream on our visions of fire
Overemotional high super-consciousness
Is breaking out through the ice of desire

Icebergs of wishes fill up the Arctica
Fires and flames cover up the Antarctica
High on emotions, profoundly self-conscious
We’re gonna dance on the ice of desire
   [Davit]
   Ice of desire

[Davit & Manja]
Lucid red flashes meet the deep blue freezing
Cloudy brains not even try to resist ‘em
Bleeding emotions, burning subconsciousness
Make it go crack – the frost of “No” and denial

We’re gonna dance in front of eyes of desire
We’re gonna live out our visions of fire
Overemotionally, highly discontrollably
We’re breaking out through the eyes of desire

Tschaka!

[Xurxo]
Ofende-se a rosa ao ser chamada de feia?
Quantas gotas tem esse copo d'água?
E com quantos goles se seca o lago Titicaca?
lago Titicaca?

[Davit & Manja]
We’re gonna swim ’n’ bath in Lake Titicaca
We’re gonna rock ’n’ roll in a massive attack
An overemotional high super-consciousness
Leads our dance upon the ice of desire

Es ist muschepupu, muschepupu, muschepupu
Es ist musche-muschepupu, muschepupu bei dem Titicaca
Muschepupu, muschepupu, muschepupu
Es ist musche-muschepupu, muschepupu auf dem Titicaca
Was für muschepupu! Muschepupu in der
musche-muschepupu in der
Titicacas fluiden Intelligenz!
Fluid und tief ist Titicaca
Muschepupu, muschepupu
Still ist Titicaca

O Titicaca, muschepupu!

[guitar solos]


[Xurxo]
Foi escolha da Lua ter que ficar girando em torno da Terra?
E se fosse o piano que me tocasse?

[Davit & Manja]
Titikaka muschepupu



"Bossacalypsia" (music by D. Drambyán, words by D. Drambyán & A. Camargo)

[31.12.2015]

Davit Drambyan - guitars, bass, vocals, electric oud
Valentin Tornow - drums
Clemens Gaida - trumpet obligato
Susann Stephan - clarinet
Frieder W. Bergner - trombone
Abel Camargo - piano
Xurxo Ventos - vocals
Livia Makrinus - vocals
Markus Schumann - trumpet solo impro
Ulrike Kleint - vocals


[Xurxo]

Não faz mal nenhum tentar

Fazer mexer
A massa do louco ser
Em falta de ser

Daquilo que sempre se, se sonhou em ser
Dane se o ser, falta de ser, que ao ser nada


[Xurxo & Livia]

Faz da lã

Algo inútil,

Algo inútil

Ao inverno.

[Xurxo]

Tesouro bruto de fonte nua
Da pura arte que jorra
E borrando molha pintando harmonia
Fantástica melodia que nasce

E expande mil rosas tatuadas

[Davit & Livia]

Shake up your sorrow

Till apokalypsia
Dance till tomorrow

Bossacalypsia
Calypso in bossa style

[Xurxo & Livia]

Faz da lã

Algo inútil

Ao inverno,

Ao inverno.


[Xurxo]

Nas nuances do colorido viver
Ser livre jovem sempre e
Contar com a primavera. Essa!
Vem, me alucina

Com esse seu toque
Me deixa louco

Com essa boca linda


[Davit & Livia]

Fade out your sorrow

Till apocalypsia
The dance of tomorrow

Bossacalypsia
Bossacalypsia
Calypso in bossa style

[instrumental solos]

[Davit & Livia]

Give up your sorrows

Till apokalypsia
[Davit & Ulrike]

Break into tomorrow

With bossacalypsia
[Davit & Livia]

Break up your sorrows

Till apocalypsia
[Davit & Ulrike]

Dance for tomorrow

This bossacalypsia

[Davit, Livia & Ulrike]

Bossacalypsia
Mi bossacalypsia
[Davit & Livia]

And kiss me, now kiss me -

[Davit]

Director's cut...


[instrumental solos]

[vocalise]

[Davit]

Joy is what you feel tonight
Much better rather than fight

Is to be by my side

By my right side


Joy takes you to such a height

Baby, let me be inside

Your body and your mind

So I put a kiss on your lips


[Livia]

Boy, that what you feel tonight
Dance’n’singing by my side
Stepping from left to right
Is a soulflight

[Davit & Livia]

Joy takes us to such a height

We should lay aside our bodies
One day, maybe tomorrow or even tonight

Souls shall be lighter than

[Davit]

sorrows / Joy is better than

sorrow, better than fight, not only tonight, -

it's always lighter than LIGHT

Souls shall be lighter than

So I put a kiss on you

I put a kiss on your

Lips! O, calypso, calypso

Calypso, calypso, calypso

Calypso, calypso

Director's cut...

[Ulrike & Livia]

Fade into, fade into, fade into, fade into

sorrows till apocalypsia

The dance of tomorrow

Bossacalypsia

Bossacalypsia
Mi bossacalypsia

[Livia] Calypso, calypso, calypso

Calypso, calypso, calypso

Calypso, calypso

in bossa style




"Love Battlefields" (music by D. Drambyán, words by D. Drambyán & A. Camargo)

[7.6.2015]
Davit Drambyan - guitars, bass, vocals, piano
Valentin Tornow - drums
Dorothée Leipoldt - vocals
Xurxo Ventos - vocals


[Davit]

Others fight – outliving another life

They’re  just alike butterflies

Not seeming to realize

They victimize

Others’ lives – provoking another fight

Delighting another night

You used to be used by them

And the point of final turn

Needs not to be mystified


[Xurxo]

Assimé… Assimétrica certeza

Torna rima mau pensada

Cuja falha traz beleza

 

Como nunca se orienta

Essa mente despertada

Vibra toda diferente


[Davit & Doro]

We live in a life

Sharp like a knife

We love its battlefields

Smelting of swords and shields

We live in a new life!


[Davit]

Just simply watch and reflect

Over and over the tense of creation

Tomorrow’s beginning today

Sabbath is Friday and Monday is Sunday

And if we have nothing to do

Let’s gain the sense of driving force out of tedium


We live in you, life!

Sharp like a knife

We love your battlefields

Ploughshares to swords and shields

 

We're living our lives / [Doro] lives

Husbands and wives / [Doro] wives

We love our battlefields / [Doro] battlefields

Sweltering words and feelings / [Doro] words and feelings

To live is to die / [Doro] die


[Xurxo]

E nas curvas dessa estrada / [Doro] die

Adiciona movimento / [Doro] die

Poesia que se faça

 

Pensamento, puro fato

Se ao acaso chama

Amofina sentimento

[Xurxo & Doro]

Sentimento

 

[guitar solo] 


[Davit]

Tomorrow’s beginning today


Sabbath is Friday and Monday is Sunday


And if we have nothing to do


Let’s gain the sense of driving force out of tedium

[Xurxo]


Vício louco se atrofisa


Tira a linha, mata a vida

Assim se atina, semi-rouco

 


[Davit]

We're living another fight

Outliving another life

We're like one-day butterflies

Not seeming to realize

We victimize

Our lives – lightnings across the sky

Show us our battlefields / [Doro] battlefields
The ploughshares, the swords and the shields / [Doro] swords and shields

To live is to die / [Doro] die

Dear husbands and wives / [Doro] wives

We lose our battledeals / [Doro] battledeals

Sweltering words and feelings / [Doro] words and feelings

We're living a LIFE

We live in a LIFE

We die in a LIFE

To live is to lose it, to lose in this fight

To love is to die!




"Lullaby for Snoopy" (music by D. Drambyán)

[approx. 2004]
Davit Drambyan - guitars
Abel Camargo - piano, cembalo
Miriam Laschinski - cello
Akki Schulz - double-bass




"Virtual Girl [I Feel Crucified]" (music & words by D. Drambyán)

[approx. 2002]
Davit Drambyan - guitars, bass, vocals, piano
Valentin Tornow - drums
Manja Stephan - vocals
Abel Camargo - piano

[Davit]

I had met her one day in the virtual world

It could not have been or could have been real

Pushing keys spoke to her reading words on a screen

It might not have been or might have been real


This solitude makes me feel as if I was crucified

This loneliness makes me realize that I fall into the eyes

The eyes of a spider, she is female, her commercial look is nice


[Davit]

I was feeling deserted, she was over-bored

Both looking for somebody or someone

Finding thousands of people who live far away

Further looking for somebody or someone

[Manja]

I was feeling deserted, he was over-bored

Both looking for somebody or someone

Finding thousands of people who live far away

Further looking for somebody or someone

[Davit & Manja]

This solitude makes us feel as if we ware crucified

This loneliness makes us realize that we fall into the eyes

The eyes of a spider, she is female, her name is Internet

The world is already suffocating in her wide and sticky web


Suffering in misery

Of emptiness, of nothingness

Being trapped in cyber-space

We’re closing our eyes

To the light of sky


[Davit]

I will lose her as easy as birds can fly

And I'll find someone else

She will leave me as easy as water can flow

So we’re loosing our selves


[Davit & Manja]

I feel, I realize

I’m falling deep into

Those dark and dry eyes

Of destorted super-you

 

[guitar solo]

 

U had met her one day in the virtual world

She was the one of thousands people abroad

Pushing keys spoke to her, reading words on a screen

U became just a part of gigantic engine

 

[guitar solo]

 

Now you watch surpriselessly

How I’m falling deep inside

Some dark-&-dry gravity

Destorted super-me

 

[Davit]

This solitude makes U feel as if U were crucified

This loneliness makes U realize that U shall reveal your guise

[Davit & Manja]

Why do we feel that we’d rather stay inside where shadows drivel our minds

Beyond of all tragedies there's the light of sky and nowhere a place to hide


[guitar solo]


[Davit]

"Misers for love with reactive attachment disorder

May not enter temples of the skylight" says the warder of wrong and right

[Davit & Manja]

Why do we feel that we’d rather stay in cage and wait 'til we're crucified?

Our age shrivels shadows of our souls, who's lacking in peace of mind


[Davit]

4x Crucify yourself and then crucify me!

Crucify our both egos!



"Lost in Universe" (music by D. Drambyán, words by D. Drambyán & A. Camargo)

[22.2.2016 & 2.11.2014]
Davit Drambyan - guitars, bass, vocals, piano
Abel Camargo - piano
Valentin Tornow - drums
Dorothée Leipoldt - vocals
Xurxo Ventos - vocals
María del Mar Alonso Amat - vocals


[Davit]

Lost in universe
We’re drifting outta space
Coursing from the stars
Into profound darkness


The tales we leave behind
Trace our memories
The sight around our eyes
360 degrees
Open panorama
Of profit and poverty

[Davit & Doro]

-Got lost in the introverse Universe?
-Enjoy your liberty!
[Davit]

Free from any kind
Shadows or disgrace
Free from the overwhelming
Deafening master race that debases


[guitar solo & flamenco-vocalise]


[Xurxo]

Fulano vai de trem.
Agora, ao fechar os olhos:
ele está indo ou voltando?
De onde vem o Mundo?
Sabe a minha poesia
Que agora a estou levando
Estar sozinho é solidão?
De onde vem o Mundo?


[guitar solo]


[Mar]

We got to be lost
Got to be lost
In universe
We got to be lost
Got to be lost
In universe

[Xurxo]

Sabe a minha poesia
para passear?
ele está indo ou voltando?
De onde vem o Mundo?
Estar sozinho é solidão
[Davit]

-Left behind with my love-hate much too strong
[Xurxo]

Assim isso tem que ser tão triste?
De onde vem o Mundo?


[guitar solo]


[Davit]

Lost in universe
We’re drifting outta space
We’re drifting outta mind
Nevermind
The darkness made us blind
Nevermind, nevermind

[guitar solo]


Broken entity
Dripping outta hands, our hands
[Davit & Doro]

Visions of your eyes
Burning through the ice and sands
Of time

There is another place
Called eternity
Where we’re lost in universe
With silent and pure serenity


[Mar]

We got to be lost
Got to be lost
In universe
We got to be lost
Got to be lost
In universe




"Data Data" (music & words by D. Drambyán)

[24.10.2015 at 23:14]
Davit Drambyan - guitars, vocals, synth. programming
Adrienne Zsongar - flute, clarinet, vocals
Valentin Tornow - drums
Dorothée Leipoldt - vocals
Nathalie Utgenannt - bass
Ivo Nitschke - frame drum


[Davit]

Data, data, data
Data, data, data
Data, da-/ta, data
Data, da-/ta, da-ta, Da-

ta da ta da ta da
ta da ta da ta da
ta da ta / da ta da
ta da ta Data, data

[Davit & Adrienne]
na nanana / na nanana
nanana na Data, Data

[Davit]
Data, data, data
Data, data, data
Data, da-/ta, data
Data, data, data. Day.

A date, a date, a date
Today, today, today
Today to day two, day
Two - day too, day two, day two

[Davit & Doro]
na nanana / na nanana
nananana na na day two, day two

[drums solo]

[Davit & Doro]
Today delay to bray
Gainsay leading astray
Whittle away
Sweet bouquette
A screenplay till
Doomsday's doorway

[Davit & Adrienne]
Data voll Errata
Entzweit Denkschemata
Enigmata, Noemata
Musicae Erotemata

[instrumental]

Data, data, data
Data, data, data, data
[Davit]
Ay musicae Erotemata

[Davit & Doro]
A date, a date, a date
[Davit, Doro & Adrienne]
Enigmata, Noemata

Today, today, today

Überschnelle, aktuelle
nananana na na
Data, Data



"Geisha of Marrakesh" (music & words by D. Drambyán)

[10.6.2014 & 28.10.2008]
Davit Drambyan - guitars, bass, vocals, piano, carillon, electric oud
Tino Schwierzy - shakuhachi
Valentin Tornow - drums
Dorothée Leipoldt - vocals
Yvonne Drambyan - duduk
Ahmad Salo - vocals
Abel Camargo - piano
special thanks to Mustafa Khalil for elaboration of the Arabic lines


[Davit]

Wie Sintflut in der Wüste oder Dürre auf der See

Wie lauter Knall im Weltall,  - so Absurdum per se

Ist der Tonvorrat, der Klang der japanischen Skalen auf der Jam-Session


Hier in Marrakesh
Und doch ist er da als ob eine Geisha aus dem
Land der aufgehenden Sonne
Nun als Muse fungiert


[Davit & Doro]

Geisha of Marrakesh

Plays her hemitone pentatonic scales

In an authentic berbers' worldmusic

Session of native tribes in Marrakesh


[Ahmad]

الرياح الساحلية القوية تفضي الى الجنون

والمحيط يعرف حمرة الفجر كأوراق الزهور

الرياح الساحلية القوية تفضي الى الجنون


[Davit]
hier in Marrakesh, nun ist sie da,
die Geisha aus dem Land der aufgehenden
Sonne fungiert als Muse


[Davit & Doro]

Geisha of Marrakesh

Plays her hemitone pentatonic scales

In an authentic berbers' worldmusic

Session of native tribes in Marrakesh

A session with the geisha of Marrakesh


[Ahmad calls during the instrumental session]
١ـ أنا لا أحب هذا الايقاع

٢ـ تعرف تعطيني إيقاع آخر

٣ـ نعم هذا الإيقاع جميل

٤ـ إبقى على هذا الإيقاع

[Davit & Doro]

Geisha of Marrakesh

Plays her hemitone pentatonic scales

In an authentic berbers' worldmusic

Session of native tribes in Marrakesh

A session with the geisha of Marrakesh


A session of native tribes in Marrakesh


A session with the geisha of Marrakesh


[shakuhachi solo]




"Devine Intimacy" (music by D. Drambyán, words by D. Drambyán & A. Camargo)

[Nacht vom 9. zum 10. April 2016]
Davit Drambyan - guitars, bass, vocals, programming
Xurxo Ventos - vocals
Frieder W. Bergner - trombone
Valentin Tornow - drums
María del Mar Alonso Amat - vocals
Luba Claus - soprano
Clemens Gaida - trumpet obligato
Abel Camargo - cembalo
Orchestral warm-up and tuning (Orchester des Opernhauses Halle/Saale) [feat. Ivo Nitschke]
special thanks to Mr. Holfeld for the uncomplicated permission to record the orchestra rehearsal


[Davit]

I'll keep your legacy,
I keep your legacy, my fine [Davit & Mar] Ja-ah
I'll eavesdrop on mercy,
I eavesdrop on mercy, my sine [Davit & Mar] Ja-ah
You're sweeter than pralines of nougat, my Jah
[Xurxo]
Que caminhos seguem loucos
Numa bela poesia?
Os sonetos não são poucos
Nem tambouco são as liras
Louco fico eu
Pobre amador
Pobre amador

[Davit, Xurxo & Mar] 3x Divine intimacy
[Mar] with Jah

[Davit]
The half of it is Yin and must be certainly
Matrimonial, [Davit & Mar] Ja-ah
Another half of it is Yang - definitly
Patrimonial, [Davit & Mar] Ja-ah
This song sounds sad, still it's testimonial, my Jah
[Xurxo]
Que mágoas esperam meu pranto
Nos anseitos de minh'alma?
Saudade do seu canto
Cansadores de minha calma
Anseios do ser meu
Triste Trovador
Triste Trovador

[Davit, Xurxo & Mar] 3x Divine intimity
[Davit & Mar] intimity, -timity

[Mar] 6x Jah jan

[Xurxo]
Brilho dos olhos teus
Meu escravo meu senhor
Saudade do ser seu
Que hoje só me traz dor, dor

[Davit, Xurxo & Mar] 3x Divine intimacy
[Davit & Mar] intimacy, -timacy