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A big Up-date ! (story_vlog)

Dear all, (en français plus bas)

Here’s a (long!) video update with also nice sceneries from Kiev and Brittany, and some glimpses into our future projects:

from KYIV to BRITTANY· story vlog

Chers amis,

Voici une (longue) vidéo, qui contient de bien belles images de Kyiv et de Bretagne, et surtout quelques bribes de nos futurs projets :

de KYIV à la BRETAGNE · story vlog

Musicians' Diary, Sound & Video

1st part of our video collaborative project is over!

(en français plus bas)

We’ve had altogether about 50 different wonderful persons sending out their playback for us to consider using in the official video for our Running Up That Hill cover in Breton. That’s huge ! We’ve had plenty of wonderful feedback, also from other folks, and a serious amount of contributions from our international fans! You are amazing really! … And here’s where we’re at, how we’ll select the playbacks and also how we’ll proceed to video editing. With some bonus bits of Kiev in the spring.

If you’re a YouTube user, you may even want to subscribe https://www.youtube.com/user/astrakanproject?sub_confirmation=1

C’est fini, nous avons fini de récupérer les propositions de playback de près de 50 personnes en tout afin de créer la vidéo officielle de notre reprise de Running Up That Hill en Breton  ! C’est énorme, on ne pensait vraiment pas recevoir autant de propositions, y compris de notre public international, de GB, des USA aussi ! Donc on vous explique en vidéo comment on va retenir ce qui sera dans la vidéo finale, et comment on passe au montage. En bonus quelques vues de Kiev au printemps – c’est verdoyant !

Si vous avez un compte YouTube, n’oubliez pas de vous abonner https://www.youtube.com/user/astrakanproject?sub_confirmation=1

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Q and A live on facebook 03/05/2020

Hello Astrakanees !

We did a Q&A yesterday on facebook, you can watch it on our YouTube here, but know that since it came from the live version, this version has completely unsynchronized sound ! It’s good on some parts, completely out in some others, it’s a mystery for me why, if you have any advice, feel free to leave a comment 🙂 In any case do something else and just listen, there’s no fancy sequence included ! But rather go to the YouTube channel, I have put in shortcuts (in the description box) to every question (all is in French first, English afterwards).

You folks are amazing !


Voici le replay de notre live questions/réponses sur facebook hier, le son est complètement décalé par rapport à l’image, ça vient du fait que c’est pris sur le live facebook. C’était en face à certains endroits, complètement décalé à d’autres, si quelqu’un a une explication et une astuce vidéo pour y remédier, je prends! Regardes en faisant autre chose, et plutôt sur YouTube directement, car j’ai mis des indices (dans la barre de description) et ça permet d’aller directement à chaque question (c’est toujours en français en 1er)

Also a big huge thank you to those who:

  • Already said they will be in ! Big up to folks in Wales, US & Corwal, but also in England, Mexico…
  • Shared our project, give us lovely feedback !
  • Supported our project by buying digital music last Friday on Bandcamp (you still can, anytime, but if you are planning on doing so, we’ll send you a reminder, on the 3rd of June, Bandcamp won’t charge anything, so that will be a little extra for us 😉 )
  • Supported us by making a donation to http://www.paypal.me/astrakan (you can donate any amount, it makes a huge difference for us!)

On en profite pour remercier ceux qui:

  • Ont déjà dit qu’ils allaient participer, des bretonnants, des gens qui apprennent et aussi tous ceux qui nous soutiennent, qui soutiennent aussi les langues et les cultures à travers le monde, dans le monde celtique, et au-delà aussi !
  • Ceux qui ont partagé, et envoyé des supers commentaires;
  • Ceux qui ont commandé nos albums en format numérique vendredi dernier. Vous pouvez toujours, mais une fois par mois, en soutient aux artistes, la plateforme nous fait cadeau de sa commission habituelle de 15%, ça fait une différence. On postera un rappel, la prochaine fois c’est le 3 juin;
  • Ceux qui ont fait un don pour nous soutenir via http://www.paypal.me/astrakan, chaque petit don fait une différence pour nous, quelque soit son montant 🙂

PdF with lyrics / PdF avec le texte : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R1ALdaOhqvA6gI7qZ7jHh1BqE8wrMeGa/view

Full song with lyrics: https://youtu.be/dHP-qXqKf2o

Contact : astrakanproject@gmail.com with http://www.wetransfer.com Deadline : 17/05/2020

Explications en français : https://youtu.be/avEfU4gHftY

Explanations in English : https://youtu.be/g-mFb0sZeKM

Titouroù e Brezhoneg : https://youtu.be/GdFIsdwnIwE


To donate and support our project http://www.paypal.me/astrakan any amount small or big can make a huge difference to us ! A huge thank you for those who contributed!

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Where are we at ? About creativity and new projects.

Today, and because it’s been a long time, 2 videos, one in English, on in French, both with a big up-date, and some clues about next project that we’re about to release in its first phase… tomorrow!

Aujourd’hui, et parce que ça fait un bout de temps, 2 vidéos, une en français, une en anglais, mais toutes les deux avec plein de nouvelles, et des indices de notre prochain projet dont la première phase débute… demain!

Subscribe to the youtube channel : http://youtube.com/astrakanproject

Donate to support our creative projects : https://www.paypal.me/astrakan

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Summer 2019… About failure, sadness and hope.

We filmed a bit in Carnac (a beautiful and magical location in the south of Brittany) where we were some days ago, we wanted to share a bit with you what we are at. If you have a look at our tour schedule, you’ll straight away notice we’re far from being over-booked for next summer, and we thought it would be fair to also share with you what has been going on. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel if you haven’t yet ! And leave any comment that could support our moods 🙂

In case you wonder, we’re doing much better, the small tout to Catalunya and Portugal were amazing and like the medicine we needed, but we are still practicing intense self-care, as much as we can. We still have our job contracts running up until early July, but we still manage to squeeze in some creative time.
For me personally, creating and editing videos is a fun way to do something different, and stay creative, which makes me feel much better!

Thanks for reading and following our creative crazy journey, even in darker days *Simone.

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Soon on the road again!

It’s been months since we’ve been thinking about what our next big road-trip could be, and it took a lot of energy to make sure we could make it happen, but we’re almost there, last passport should be there on Wednesday, and we’ll be ready to go. Where? To a mysterious magical destination from which we’ll work on plenty of new sounds and songs!

We’ve been quite a lot in Brittany over the last past months, and we really need a change and a boost of fresh air to get back on track and record. This time we aren’t going to have any gig on the way (though, we’re always ready for what shows up!), little health issues over the past year haven’t helped us to organise sustainable tours during the summer. So we thought we would dedicate that time to make some real progress on all what we’ve had on hold since we left Greece by the end of 2015. And it’s gonna be an adventure we’re thrilled to share with you!

Complete guided tour of our new studio on wheels coming soon too!

If you’re on facebook, it might be where we share our daily progress: http://facebook.com/astrakanproject)