Taos-based artist Diatom Deli, or Delisa Paloma-Sisk, is an experimental multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who began her devoted musical career in 2015 with the release of her debut album Feelsounds, and second album TQM (Te Quiero Mucho) in 2018. Her work is driven by ethereal sonic experimentation that comprises hypnotic loops, bright samples, and subtle melodies.
Diatom Deli has evolved as a project over the past six years while Deli traveled around the country delivering powerful performances utilizing classical guitar, layered harmonies, synths, and samples to catalyze celestial soundscapes and an immersive, transcendent experience. A diatom is a microscopic organism that helps humans and the environment maintain equilibrium, and Deli’s emblematizes this mechanism in her music through harmonic transmissions that recalibrate the spirit towards deeper renewal.
On her third album, Time~Lapse Nature, Deli brings blissful melodies to a looping forefront, with tracks that reverberate in welcome perpetuity. The album captures a longing that heals as it scatters, with wholehearted tunes that punctuate the silence with loving reams, as visual as they are auditory, with textured landscapes that beam telepathically as song, picture, and deliberate dance.
Time~Lapse Nature is a transportive continuation of the blooming sincerity that characterizes Deli’s musical inclinations. Every line hangs low in your consciousness—an invitation to sink closer towards a melting core situated at the brink of all thought. Classical guitar and a cherished OP-1 deliver the intimate spaciousness that makes Deli’s work so immediately familiar yet surprising, like an errant glint reflecting from within a dark sky.