Golly began playing the piano at the age of four, and then joined the music industry just out of school at the age of 17 in 1998, organizing the biggest parties in the world, Manumission, Ibiza. Enlisting acts like Fischerspooner, 2Many DJs, Groove Armada. In this way she was thrust in at the deep end of the electronic music scene, being at and operating from it’s very centre. She went on to work with various acts, creating and producing music of various genres for the world to enjoy. She has collaborated with numerous musicians from Monkey Mafia, Happy Mondays, and many more.
She began producing music and djing, and putting together different musicians in order for their talents to meet and merge in ecstatic symphony.
She also began writing songs for different bands, and is a hip hop lyricist. Golly plays the harp, piano, and she uses different computer programmes to synthesize sounds and produce her music. She especially likes distorting nature sounds on the computer to make dubstep using Ableton Live.
She studied the metaphysical healing nature of sounds, from mantras and yantras (geometrical sounds structures) and finds the depth of nature sounds, notable. Studying shakti dance she infuses her music with mantra and dance.
Golly’s latest album “Synchronised Synthesised” is available over at CDBABY.
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Her style is eclectic, ethereal and experimental, to say the least. Just as she is a very special kind of music composer, her music requires a special kind of music listener.
You won’t find three chord singable chart hits here. Her music is freeform without boundaries. Synthesized creations which do not follow the classic ‘verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus’ pop song structure.
That’s because on “Synchronised Synthesised”, Golly doesn’t make sounds that aim to conquer the heart or disco dancefloor. She goes straight for the mind and soul.
Borrowing from the powerful tools taken from her Mantra studies.
Mantras are known to be formidable. They are ancient. They work.
The word “mantra” is derived from two Sanskrit words. The first is “manas” or “mind”. The second is drawn from the Sanskrit word “trai” meaning to “protect” or to “free from”. Therefore, the word mantra in its most literal sense means “to free from the mind.”
On this album Golly attempts to take listeners on a wondrous journey from mantra to musical freedom.
Her compositions of sounds, rhythms and voice, expands, deepens, widens and dips into the essence of cosmic existence. At times she is calming, thought provoking and even disturbing, as she progresses to discover the essence of the vibration of things.
The hypnotic power of Golly’s experimental electro sound is tangible and wieldable throughout the entire album, as she sonically paints little abstract figures and shapes that pervade the aural spectrum of your mind.
The transformative power of sound has been passed down to the present from the sages of India, the classical scientists of ancient Greece, and the medieval monks of Europe.
Golly’s “Synchronised Synthesised” experimental sound is not for the ‘faint-hearted’ or maniacs for mainstream.
It occupies an extreme position outside of tradition.
Dare you listen?