Georgia Anne Muldrow, raised in Los Angeles but relocated in New York,
debuted with the EP Worthnothings (2004) and with the 21-song
Olesi - Fragments Of An Earth (Stones Throw, 2006)
in a highly innovative style of soul, jazz, funk and hip hop music
that was both intimate, lush and irregular.
After the even more experimental (and funky) EP Sagala (2007), credited
to Pattie Blingh and the Akebulan Five,
she delved into another tour de force, Umsindo (SomeOthaShip Connect, 2009),
whose 24 jarring electronic songs were sonic equivalents of neurotic implosions.
immediately recognized as one of the most striking voices of neo-soul of the
new century, she lost her inspiration after that second album.
Early (Animatedcartunes, 2009) collects rarities.
Kings Ballad (Ubiquity, 2010) sounded like a hodgepodge of half-baked
ideas, marketed as a tribute to Michael Jackson.
As Jyoti she released Ocotea (2010), an album of electronic jazz a` la
Annette Peacock and Paul Bley.
SomeOthaShip (Connect, 2010), credited to her and her husband
Declaime (Dudley Perkins), mainly collected collaborations with stars
of the hip-hop world.
The creative fatigue spilled over into
Owed To Mama Rickie (Animatedcartunes, 2011) and
Vweto (Mello Music, 2011), both of which lacked the ambition and the
depth of her first two albums.
Seeds (Some Otha Ship Connect, 2012) was a collaboration with producer
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