Real Name:
Maria Papadomanolaki
An old adage holds that although all music is sound, not all sound is music. Of course, Maria Papadomanolaki-a.k.a sound artist Dalot-will literally hear nothing of it. Whether sampling gulls from her window in Brighton or sirens ripping through New York City, all sound has value. Although “ambient” or post-rock are worthy descriptors, influences ranging from soundwash engineers Stars of the Lid, eco-glitch pioneers Boards of Canada and minimal multi-instrumentalist Colleen make comparisons to Papadomanolaki's music difficult.

Papadomanolaki's roots in noise rock and her proper education in music help to create a fine balance between knowing how to sculpt the perfect sound as well when to shatter it. From launch, a Dalot track may ascend to gilded heights aboard an angelic vocal or divine melody or, conversely, drop the listener into a smoggy dystopia alive only with the whirring of dying machines.

As with Dalot’s first release—2009's Flight Sessions EP —Papadomanolaki’s Loop Over Latitudes (2010/ n5MD ) is sequenced much like one of the novels she once studied in her native Greece. Such sequence of storytelling can also be found on 2011's “Minutestatic' which was borne of late night improvisations that were sparked by events in Maria's life that resulted in a very emotionally prolific period in her creativity. 'Minutestatic' like her other releases could possibly tell a story but she is probably the last person who would enforce how her music should be heard, it is nonetheless difficult to divide the storyteller from the musician. In the end, even she would have to agree that they are inseparable.


Dalot Discography


CATMD180 Dalot Loop Over Latitudes(CD, Album) n5MD CATMD180 US 2010 Sell This Version
CATMD189 Dalot Minutestatic(CD, Album) n5MD CATMD189 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Dalot HAIKUS 23(23xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Dalot Self-released) none US 2012
Dalot Ancestors (Album) n5MD US 2013 Sell This Version
Dalot Mutogibito (Album) n5MD USA & Canada 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

002 Dalot Flight Sessions(CDr, EP, Ltd) Coorecords 002 Greece 2009 Sell This Version
none Dalot Missing Pieces Maxi EP(8xFile, FLAC, EP) n5MD none US 2011
none Dalot The Bday Tapes EP(5xFile, FLAC, EP) Not On Label (Dalot Self-released) none US 2011
none Dalot Letters & Lines(CDr, Mini, Ltd, Num) Not On Label (Dalot Self-released) none Greece 2014 Sell This Version
Dalot & M.Cadoo* Dalot & M.Cadoo* - Phantom Strains (Single) This Is It Forever UK & US 2015
TIIF023 Dalot, Gavin Miller Dalot, Gavin Miller - Blue Moon(M/Stick, WAV, Single) This Is It Forever TIIF023 UK 2015 Sell This Version
sis023 Dalot & Sébastien Froment Dalot & Sébastien Froment - Drafts EP(CDr, EP, Ltd, Num) Sound In Silence sis023 Greece 2015 Sell This Version


R.M.W.E.080 Dalot Dalot(4xFile, MP3 + File, FLV, RE) Radical Matters R.M.W.E.080 Italy 2010
none Dalot Missing Pieces (Marta Mist Remix)(File, FLAC) Not On Label (Dalot Self-released) none US 2012
none Dalot Your Hands(Cass, Ltd, Num) Not On Label (Dalot Self-released) none UK 2013 Sell This Version
TIIF006 Dalot, Gavin Miller Dalot, Gavin Miller - Wards(CDr, Ltd) This Is It Forever TIIF006 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version

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