your hands is a limited edition cassette that I prepared for this year's birthday release. I made 24 numbered multi-colour cassettes. Side B of the cassette contains a rework of the original track. The cassette can be pre-ordered from today onwards @ my bandcamp page (please see below) and it will go officially on sale on the 24th of May. All pre-orders will be dispatched on that date and come with an immediate digital download of the tracks. Even if you don't have a cassette player, your hands is a beautiful and collectable item.
Impose Magazine did a write-up about my remix of Brooklyn-based Prism House's "My Love", a track off their recently released "Reflections EP" (Ceremony Records). The track is available as a free download on their soundcloud page.
I created a mixtape for "Guestlist", a weekly show on greek online radio station pop_lie airing Wednesdays 6-7pm (GR time) . The show focuses on showcasing artists from the greek scene and I chose to feature some of the artists that I love and find inspiring. You can listen to it here.
... and darkness came benefit compilation is out today! The album was curated by the NY-based online music resource Headphone Commute to help and support those affected by hurricane Sandy. The digital-only release features tracks by 87 established and emerging artists and a total of 6.2 hours of ambient, modern classical, and experimental music for only $10. All proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders and The Humane Society. Make sure you get a copy of this unique release and support a great cause!
Rebuild is the upcoming remix album by labelmates To Destroy A City. It features remixes by winterlight, Solar Fields, Boy Is Fiction, Lights Out Asia , dalot and more. It will be released on the 6th of November by n5MD. You can listen to some samples here.
KEXPs Music that Matters radio show has posted a Decibel Festival spotlight podcast, featuring Infinite Window (Loop over latitudes, n5MD, 2010).
In other news, I have contributed some compositions to Mariza Koch's and Filtig's new album entitled Platonia (click to listen/buy). In its core, this album is an avant-garde opera balancing between miminalism, post-punk, new wave and post-modern electronics.
On the 31st of August, I will be performing at the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania (GR) as part of the opening of the exhibition ""BODY / SCREEN : Female Identities and New Media" curated by Marika Konstantinidou. For this performance, I will collaborate with Caterini Dinopoulou (Detour Collective) for her live interactive video-installation and performance entitled "Breathing Space".
I am very excited to announce that I will be performing in this year's Decibel Festival that will take place in Seattle, WA between the 26th - 30th of June 2012. The visuals for the set will be created by Filtig with original footage provided by Detour Collective,
On the occasion of my birthday, Leeds-based ambient drone collective Marta Mist have offered their version of "Missing Pieces" as a free download.
Phasenmensch has created a beautiful video for my track Story of a city taken from my album Loop Over Latitudes (n5MD, 2010).
Last year, I contributed some guitars, vocals and sounds to two beautiful albums by my friend dergar, an ambient electronic musician based in Chania, my hometown. These two albums are part of dergar's commisioned work for dance and film. The first one is an alternate soundtrack to the German expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and the second one is the music backbone of a contemporary expressive dance performance entitled nobody asked about the red shoes..., inspired by H. C. Andersen’s fairy tale. dergar has recently made these two albums available for purchase on his bandcamp page.
March has been a busy month for Dalot. I have contributed three remixes, two of which have been released within the past few weeks. The first one is a remix I did for German industrial-electronic producer Phasenmensch for his track Thesis (watch the video by Phasenmensch), off his upcoming album. I have also been informed that Wolfram of Phasenmensch is currently producing a video for a track off my "Loop Over Latitudes" album.
The second one is a remix I did for Cloudcub. They have recently released their second full length album entitled Little Noises, Big Sounds, from which I created a rework of the track Space Song.
Kasetina is a collaborative project between Dalot, Filtig and Leaf Loft. Our first release paid tribute to 10 Greek pop songs from the 80's, early 90's by turning them into shoegaze-dream pop anthems. We recently released our second compilation, expolring the sounds of the Greek punk/hardcore scene of the same era. With a darker mood, inspired by the aesthetics of minimal synth music, Kasetina II offers a selection of 11 known and unknown gems from the Greek DIY scene.
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Fututesequence have released their beautiful SEQUENCE3 compilation today featuring tracks by an aray of international emerging and established artists. I am happy to have one of my tracks included in the compilation along with so many great artists. You can listen to it and download it for free. This is a must have if you love ambient, drone, experimental and ambient electronic music.
HAIKUS 23 is out today and you can download it for free.
Here is a little pre-taste of an album I recently finished working on. It will be dedicated to the backers of my kickstarter campaign and will be available for free download on my bandcamp page. More info on that soon. Enjoy.
Dalot - Haiku 5: Graham:
EU Mini Tour Dates Announced
November 17th @ niu, Barcelona, Spain :: Crisopa, Dalot, Dergar | INFO
November 19th @ Milk Club, Genoa, Italy :: Port-royal, Winterlight, Dalot, Dergar | INFO
November 24th @ The Wilmington Arms, London, UK :: Port-royal, Winterlight, Dalot, Dergar | INFO
November 27th @ Six D.O.G.S, Athens, GR :: Port-royal, Absent Without Leave, Dalot, Dergar | INFO
December 2nd @ Coobar, Thessaloniki, GR :: Absent Without Leave, Dalot
December 9th @ SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
December 18th @ Panke, Berlin, DE :: Mini Festival of Abstract/Experimental Music and Film
"minutestatic" is out now! You can visit my bandcamp page and preview the album in full! I will also be giving a limited number of album combos consisting of "minutestatic", "flight sessions ep" along with a poster, postcards and stickers. Make sure you check my other releases too as I have prepared some limited offers for these to. These will be extremelly cool for any of you who would like to purchase two of my albums in a convenient price.
Support my kickstarter campaign to fund my EU tour in November 2011!
The official release date for minutestatic is the 6th of September! n5MD has already uploaded some info + sound samples from the album on their website. Read and listen.
I reworked the website to give it a fresh look so that it matches with some exciting dalot news. I have recently finished working on new material. A second full length album will soon be released again on the n5MD imprint! It's title: "minutestatic"! It will feature ten new tracks. Some super special remixes by some of my favorite contemporary electronic artists are also on the way! Stay Tuned! I forgot to mention that the pictures used for this website's headers are by Mackenzie Greer.
The bday tapes ep has been uploaded on my bandcamp page and you can download it for free here. This EP contains post-rock infused and guitar based compositions. Most of the recordings were made beween 2003-2006. "Cemetary Ride" and " Carol" were inspired by the films "Night of the living dead" and "Repulsion" respectively. You may recognize the audio samples used.
Italian label Radical Matters have re-released my first EP for their web-edition series. This EP contains some of my first experiments with sound and hence it is completely different from what I currently release as dalot. RM describes it as "abstract cubism". As a whole EP 1 is a sum of abstract experimental compositions made between 2002-2003 using freeware, my guitar and field recordings. You can download it for free here.
Marina Tsartsara's "par-A-phrase" features some original soundscapes composed by dalot. You can experience the exhibition on the 25th & 26th of February at the Nightingale Theatre, Brighton, UK. For more info click here.
12.16.10 @ six d.o.g.s , Athens, GR
Retrograde Music Series Vol. 1: Aza, Manekinekod, Dalot, Sister Overdrive, Makis Faros
12.27.10 @ Chania Cultural Center , Crete, GR
Dalot and Dergar will present a special set and will perform the live soundtrack for the German Expressionist silent film "The Cabinet of Dr. Calligari".
worriedaboutsatan have made their Heart Monitor EP digitally available on their bandcamp page. The EP includes two remixes of "Heart Monitor" by her.eyes.like_static and dalot.
The official release date for V/A The reconstruction of fives, n5MD's 10 year anniversary compilation is the 16th of November! An eclectic group of artists, including jasper tx, rafael anton irisarri, worriedaboutsatan and bersarin quartett, reinterprets some of n5MD's classics. You can listen to samples here.