DJ Gigola’s album “Fluid Meditations” has arrived in physical form.
On her debut LP, she explores shared aspects of meditation and the dance experience, fusing them into a new form of introspective practice. Gigola expresses her approach through the lens of guided meditation with spoken word. Lyrically, she traverses three aspects in particular: awareness of the now, embodiment and unfolding of the ego. Her work presents these themes chronologically ordered in a continuous mix. The very personal compositions deliberately juxtapose leading themes of a virtual world, such as anonymity, the restlessness of online interaction, and the physical disembodiment.
We are guided through this process by her voice, which DJ Gigola places against a background of low-pass frequencies, field recordings, breathing techniques and ASMR. These are synthesised with a warp of organic percussions, goa, and psytrance - creating a meditation practice that goes beyond traditional methods by decontextualizing elements of rave as a catalyst for Gigola’s own exploration of escapism.
The LP includes two vinyls (sides A-D) with all original songs from the album as well as her latest single “Unfolding Practice II” as a bonus track.
Written, composed and produced by DJ Gigola
Vocals by DJ Gigola
Creative Direction by DJ Gigola
Digital release February 3, 2023