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Angel Deradoorian Announces Debut LP, ‘The Expanding Flower Planet’

The former Dirty Projectors singer has also shared the album's first single, "A Beautiful Woman"

Angel Deradoorian, the ethereally voiced singer perhaps best-known as a former member of the Dirty Projectors — though she’s also part of Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks and appeared on Flying Lotus’ glittering (and fittingly named) “Siren Song” — has announced her solo debut under her last name as a moniker, The Expanding Flower Planet. Check out the beguiling first listen, “A Beautiful Woman,” below.

According to a press release, the title came from a “Chinese-embroidered” tapestry of a flower mandala. “Deradoorian synthesizes faint hints of Alice Coltrane and Can, Terry Riley and Dorothy Ashby. A new world springs from ancient traditions — with East Indian, Middle Eastern, traditional Japanese music and Native American rhythms aligned with Deradoorian’s singular orbit. The songs glide through an odyssey of self-exploration — gliding and warping, burning and floating gracefully, permanently transcending.”

The Expanding Flower Planet is available for pre-order on iTunes and Anticon.