Goa Gil biography
Goa Gil has a rich psychedelic history.
Gil grew up in the middle of the San Francisco music scene of the sixties; he then left to journey to India in 1969. Having been a musician all his life and then doing intense Yogic practices with Gurus in the Himalayas he tried to unite the two, (Music and Yoga), into One Spirit befitting this Age. The result was the Goa Full Moon parties, and his concept of "Redefining the Ancient Tribal Ritual for the 21st Century". His focus is in trying to use the party situation as a medium to uplift the consciousness of the participants through the Trance Dance Experience.
He says: "Since the beginning of time mankind has used music and dance to commune with the Spirit of Nature and the Spirit of the Universe... We are trying to use Trance Music and the Trance Dance Experience to set off a chain reaction in Consciousness... Through the Trance Dance Experience hopefully people will become more sensitive and aware of themselves, their surroundings, the crossroads of humanity, and the needs of the planet... With this Awareness comes Understanding and Compassion� THAT is the need of the hour, and the true Goa State of Mind !!!"
He met Ariane in Goa in 1985. They have been together constantly ever since. Ariane's keen interest in African Djembe drumming and West African Traditional Dance has also had a big influence on the development and direction of Gil's musical tastes and concepts. Gil & Ariane�s current musical project is The Nommos, and their goal is to combine Psychedelic Trance with West African Traditional Drumming in the True Spirit of the Ancients.
Spiritual Trance Vol. 1 (CD) - Fairway Records
Spiritual Trance Vol. 2 (CD) - Fairway Records
Deck Wizards Vol. 4: Kosmokrator / Goa Gil (CD) - Psychic Deli
Goa Gil - Ceiba - Kode IV @ Burning Man '97 (2XCD) - Ceiba Records
Forest Of The Saints (CD) - Avatar Records
Cyber Baba 2000 (CD) - Phonokol
Towards The One (CD) - Avatar Records
Karmageddon (CD) - Avatar Records