|PLAY ORDER||ARTIST||SONG TITLE||ALBUM TITLE||TIME||LABEL||COUNTRY||YEAR|
|2||Atlantic Drop||Broken Balance||æ||4.16||Self Released||France||2011|
|3||Glacis||Maybe You Will Find Me||Lost Again On Waking||7.17||Mini50 Records||Scotland||2011|
|4||Hacia Dos Veranos||La Ultima Tarde Del Apiculator||De Los Valles Y Volcanes||4.16||Self Released||Argentina||2007|
|5||Lowercase Noises||The Right Kind Of Dark||Vivian||4.42||Self Released||USA||2011|
RECORD OF THE WEEK
One of Fade To Yellow’s favorite record labels, n5MD, is proud to present the sophomore album from sound artist Maria Papadomanolaki’s electro-acoustic project Dalot. The album—titled ‘Minutestatic’—was originally borne of late night improvisations that were sparked by events in Maria’s life that created a sincere and richly emotional canvas. Over a period of a few months she took the 10 original sketches and sculpted them into something truly emotionally striking and texturally dense. Songs like ‘The Blue Car’ and “The Empty Desk’ gleam of ethereally interweaving guitar strokes, where-as album opener ‘Cause & Effect’ and album mid-point “a letter’ go deeper into shaping labyrinth-like soundscapes mirroring the perplexity of the artist’s vision. Even the aurally claustrophobic “investigation” has an implied detached feeling which is delicately rendered by a wall of hazy and indiscernible guitar riffs. In “Minutestatic” Dalot has made an album that is personal and reflective while remaining personally accessible and compelling to the listener. In such is a journey that seems to reveal a cascade of emotions.