Greek sound artist Maria Papadomanolaki originally conceived Dalot in 2004 as an informal outlet to share her music experiments via myspace. Named after a random pick of a word off a French dictionary, Dalot grew to be a longstanding project drawing influences from early post-rock, noise rock, abstract quitar-based music, drone, ambient, shoegaze, minimal electronica, experimental and electro-acoustic music.
Papadomanolaki has been releasing music for her Dalot project internationally both on labels like n5md, fluid-audio, Time Released Sound, Sound in Silence, Hibernate, Dronarivm, and by hand-crafting her own self-released albums. Her music has also been featured in films, dance performances and audiovisual installations.
Dalot has performed in the US, UK and across Europe and has collaborated and shared the stage with an international array of artists and musicians such as Sound Awakener, Linda Bjalla, Olèna, Giganta, Alexandr Vatagin, Brock Van Wey, Port-Royal, Ruxpin, worriedaboutsatan, Mike Cadoo, Goerge Mastrokostas, Savvas Metaxas and Fil Ieropoulos.
Papadomanolaki is also writing for a closer listen, a home for instrumental and experimental music. She currently lives in Chania, Crete, Greece.