The online music blog "Words on Tracks" has invited me to contribute to this week's mix. You can listen to the mix below and you can read my words about each selection here.
Letters&Lines is out today. It is a limited-run release that features 24 mini cds named after the first 24 letters of the alphabet. Each letter's packaging (mini cd) is associated with one of the 24 lines (incl. line breaks) of a poem. Each mini cd contains one single track. The 24 tracks selected for this release are mainly out-takes/alternate versions of previously released material from my back catalogue or unreleased/draft ideas. With each purchase you download the full set of tracks included in the release.
Each mini cd comes with its unique/numbered envelop-artwork. The original track titles remain unknown but the release comes with a small handwritten clue-note included in the artwork. Only 24 copies are available for purchase
I have prepared a new n5MD special mixtape for Rodon FM's "Night Shift" series. You can listen to it below. Njoy!
Happy New Year! I will be giving a very limited amount of "Ancestors" bundle offers over at my bandcamp merch page, ideal for those who would like to purchase my new release as a combo with "Minutestatic" or "Flight Sessions EP". There are a few "Loop Over Latitudes" bundles left as well. Make sure you grab yourself one as the price is quite unique!
Absent Without Leave's "Faded Photographs Remixes" is out today on Sound In Silence. The double CD compilation features 28 reworks on the original tracks of "Faded Photographs" by a vast array of artists. My version of "How The Winter Comes" is the opener to the album. You can listen and get yourself a copy via Sound In Silence's bandcamp page
"Ancestors" EP is out today! The release features remixes by bvdub, dryft and Northcape and comes as a limited edition of 233 copies. You can order your copy via n5MD or my bandcamp page.
You can now preview in full my remix on Public Transport's track entitled Rosenheim. This track is available as part of a new compilation by ASIP, entitled Uncharted Places. We are hoping to raise funds to press the compilation to vinyl and as part of the campaign you can get yourself a copy along with CDr's, posters and tshirts. Help support via our Indiegogo page here asip.me/UnchartedPlaces.
Vote for this track to make it to the vinyl edition here: asip.me/UnchartedVote
Kasetina have released a third instalment of covers inspired by ERT, Greece's state broadcaster that was forced into closure on the night of the 11th of June 2013. The compilation includes 20 themes of Greek and international programmes dating back to the 1980's and 90's.
Exploration and Ascent Remixed is the remix companion to Northcape's "Exploration and Ascent", recently released by SunSeaSky. The compilation contains a total of 11 reworks of the original tracks by an international selection of electronic artists including yours truly on a remix of "Meltwater". Exploration and Ascent Remixed is out today via SunSeaSky's bandcamp page as a free download.
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 too.
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.