Compulsively detailed synthetic compositions, ethereal processed vocals, in the form of euphoric J-pop hallucinations – welcome to the world of Golin. Passionate and oddly baroque in its digital zeitgeist, the Japanese-American artist blurs the lines between mainstream pop and envelope-pushing electronic music. Recalling the cybernetic pop experimentations of SOPHIE, AG Cook and like-minded hyperpop-innovators, Golin offers a musical perspective on the way art can mediate contemporary experiences of cultural and physical displacement. Her most recent solo EP Crush is a compelling showcase of herself as singer-songwriter, producer and performer. This playful, exciting and catchy collection of synthetic and ethereal earworms is an electrifying invitation into Golin’s idiosyncratic sonic world.
Golin released her entirely self-produced debut EP ‘Momo’ in 2017 on 12” vinyl through Belgian label Midlife Music. A collaborative effort with producer Buga called ‘Fushigi’ quickly followed the next year, courtesy of Shanghai’s Genome 6.66 Mbp label. Following a two-year residency at Brussels’ favorite cultural house Beursschouwburg and a year as part of the European SHAPE network’s platform. In 2020 she released Crush, a five track EP on Twin Records. In 2022, she self-released three singles and was featured on Himera and Varg2tm’s last release. This year, her latest single “One Touch” was part of the Year0001’s compilation Rift Two