ΛΗΤΩ (Leto)

by Dalot

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    THE DELUXE HANDMADE CASSETTE VERSION IN AN EDITION OF 40 COPIES

    Each 5 track, frosted clear cassette comes nestled in a matchbox style, slipcase box. Each box is collaged and covered inside and out with pictures and unconsciously poetic texts from 100 year old children’s coloring and reading books, many hand colored by anonymous children of the day. The edges of each box have been hand rolled with silver clouds. Included in each is a beautifully hand printed, stamped and numbered insert. On the back of each box is a mysteriously abstracted sonogram. Each comes also with a small antique picture card of an animal or object.

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As well as being available digitally, ΛΗΤΩ will be available in an extremely lovely, very limited edition cassette format package, in an edition of only 40 copies. Of these only 30 copies will be for sale. Each 5 track, frosted clear cassette comes nestled in a matchbox style, slipcase box. Each box is collaged and covered inside and out with pictures and unconsciously poetic texts from 100 year old children’s coloring and reading books, many hand colored by anonymous children of the day. The edges of each box have been hand rolled with silver clouds. Included in each is a beautifully hand printed, stamped and numbered insert. On the back of each box is a mysteriously abstracted sonogram.

ΛΗΤΩ is a work about traveling and lost childhood. Travel as a form of journal keeping, of anticipating, of remembering (and fictionalizing), and as a metaphor for this loss of childhood. The 5 tracks were composed during a period of two months following the loss of Leto, and cover a range of geographical locations to mark lived places and moments. In a way, the music on this release is related to a certain process of grieving, of revisiting the same sound and place many times in order to retain memories, and of remembering to come to terms with the waves and fulgurations this process brings. It is therefore a work that celebrates life more than anything else. Who is Leto and what is the story behind the release? It is left to the listener to decipher.

LETO was one of the Titanides (female Titans), a
bride of Zeus, and the mother of the twin gods
Apollon and Artemis. She was the goddess of motherhood,
and with her children, a protectress of the young.
Her name and iconography suggest she was also a
goddess of modesty and womanly demure.

Maria Papadomanolaki originally conceived Dalot in 2004 as an informal outlet for experimental composition. Papadomanolaki cites early post-rock, noise rock, abstract quitar-based music, drone, ambient, shoegaze and minimal electronica as equally important influences, however through Dalot she tries to sculpt a new territory where all these merge and form a delicate personal sonic language.
Dalot has collaborated and shared the stage with artists like Absent without leave, Bvdub, port-royal, Robert Henke, worriedaboutsatan, Mike Cadoo (Bitcrush, Gridlock), and Fil Ieropoulos (aka Filtig). She has released her music with labels such as n5MD, Sound in Silence, Fluid Audio, A Strangely Isolated Place, Dronarivm, Hibernate, Futuresequence, Sun Sea Sky, Hands, Fytini, Panospria, This Is It Forever, Radical Matters. Papadomanolaki has also composed music and sound design for films, dance performances and exhibitions and has performed across Europe and the US.

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released May 19, 2019

Written, performed and produced by Dalot
Mastering Dalot & Thomas Dinas
Artwork and package design by Colin Herrick

Time Released Sound 2019

timereleasedsound.com
www.dalot.net

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Time Released Sound, founded in 2011, is a lovingly hand made, limited edition release music label that is as much an art project as it is a musical outlet. Focusing on modern classical, ambient electronic and electroacoustic sounds, we produce visuals and packaging that are as uniquely beautiful as the music itself.

Time Sensitive Materials is our new sister label.
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