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.
She also sang on
Into the Wind (2010),
a collaboration between Chinese guzheng player Bei Bei and producer Shawn Lee.
Seeds (Some Otha Ship Connect, 2012) was a collaboration with producer
Jyoti returned with the rather fragmented Denderah (2013) and the jazz ballads of Mama You Can Bet (2020).
oLIGARCHY sUCKS (2014)
muffled psychedelic Queen Knockingstein
surrealistic funk Beat Beat and Moleculefonk
Baroque Ditty Thang toys with a celestial orchestral melody led by a harpsichord
futuristic post-soul lament Lendahand
instrumental synth-pop novelty Flavafonk
cartoonish techno jam Protoplazz
The mediocre rap album
A Thoughtiverse Unmarred (2015) was produced by Chris Keys.
Overload (2018) contains the political anthem Blam and
VWETO II (2019) and VWETO III (2021)
were instrumental hip-hop albums displaying her
Zhigeist (2022) was a collaboration with Detroit's rapper•Jason "Elzhi" Powers.