Sunday, July 25, 2010


by Georgia Anne Muldrow as Jyoti

Increasingly, I find that the artist that is easiest to compare Georgia Anne Muldrow to is Madlib.  Like him, she is an exceptionally prolific musician, having released a large body of work in a very short amount of time, and like him, she is a jack of all trades.  People are familiar with her slightly spaced-out soul/funk/r'n'b/hip-hop albums, either alone, with frequent collaborator Dudley Perkins, and as a guiding light to other artists, as well as her hip-hop production credits for artists like Mos Def.

Her newest album, Ocotea, is slightly different though, and is what permanently moves her into Madlib territory.  For this album, she takes on the persona of Jyoti, which has something to do with spiritual light, and has created an instrumental jazz album.  As there are not artist credits, it's safe to assume that she has done all the music herself.  The album is lovely, if incredibly spaced-out.  It works well as background music, and is something that I find quite soothing after a rough day.

Georgia Anne Muldrow is staking out some serious territory for herself as an artist, and is definitely someone to keep an eye on in the future.

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