Thanks to a post on the wonderful blog named Feminatronic that is setup to celebrate the eclectic creativity of women in electronic music /an equal share of music information gets passed along. Today I followed their recommendation up and became hopelessly intrigued by a psychedelic work done by Dalot, aka sound artist Maria Papadomanolaki.
The music captured within the production of Dalot is one that comes across as if it’s alive and breathing electronic waves. Slowly the sound of this happening begins to open up, be more present as it becomes more clear and to the foreground. When it reaches the right volume it folds open like a flower of nature, showcasing a rustic field of electric calmness that has an effect on me as a listener that is of a visually pleasing and spirit wise calming kind.
Slowly other sound origins slip in, making me feel as if I’m in a futuristic fascinating forest in which cyber owls hold an eye out for us, while the rustic industrial sounds flow to create the forceful feeling of being in a landscape in which basically anything extraordinarily can happen & actually happens.
Extravagant birds appear making their never heard before sounds of pretty chatter through this psychedelic pleasing world of ‘exit zones’. Mild alien electronic bleeps twirl and rattle like wishful screams that are wanting to be heard; even though they sound wild and sometimes a but panicky I feel at ease as if it’s clear they are just having fun and aren’t of a dangerous or damaging kind. Even my dogs (who normally react to high noises) seem to be enjoying it, sleeping with a smile while these alien sounds yell on a bed of a humble moving drone.
I think this work is quite spectacular, and really an interesting find. This is something that should make every sonic sound exciting enough to dive in with open ears and enthusiasm. This is an audio trip that pretty much begins slow, but before you will really realize transforms into a complete unknown world that is waiting for adventurous ears to be discovered.
To cool down in the right way this release than goes for a soundtrack done by M.Cadoo, aka American drone musician and head of the n5MD label, Mike Cadoo. This work directly switches to the concept of being in another world. Here the music is of a more serene kind, warm but wet, as if we are in a fruitful surrounding in which a pleasant fog of a nearby waterfall meets the ears, together with the soft pleasant healthy smells of nature. It’s a great piece for relaxing purposes and somehow really seems to know what to feed the mind to transport it to a nice place, that isn’t here but somewhere hidden in the music. It’s Pretty and beautiful.