Maria Papadomanolaki - aka Dalot - is a Greek-born, New York-based sound artist who in 2011 released her second full length album - the exceptional Minutestatic.
Apparently "borne of late night improvisation", Ms. Papadomanolaki's gracefully-crafted collection of minimalist electronica at times delightfully veers into shoe-gaze territory when her delay-drenched guitar makes an appearance here and there - listen to 'the blue car' to understand what I mean.
A short tour of Europe in November/December confirms the beautiful sounds of Dalot are not merely confined to the bedroom and eyes will be peeled in for any 2012 announcements.
Full tracklisting :
1. cause & effect
2. missing pieces
3. the blue car
4. breathe your soul in and say goodbye (for him)
5. a letter
7. in silence
9. the empty desk