Artist of the week: Deradoorian
Angel Deradoorian is a North-American (and Armenian descendant) musician based in Los Angeles. Her career began to gain prominence as an extremely talented bass player and singer for Dirty Projectors from 2007 and 2010, a period during which she also managed to release a slow, droning and fascinating EP titled Mind Raft and to feature in the Discovery album LP (both in 2009). After leaving the Projectors, she joined Avey Tare’s project Slasher Flicks with ex-Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman. The band released the exotic Enter The Slasher House in 2014.
After proving being quite a talented team player for other bands (that also include Charli XCX, Flying Lotus, U2 and Matmos), Deradoorian has finally released her much-expected debut LP, The Expanding Flower Planet, an arty record absolutely dominated by her layered vocals, minimal beats and a charming collision of unexpected sounds and ideas. A definite keeper for anyone who likes music that is both beautiful and exploratory.
João Pedro da Costa is a web studies scholar and a music fan.