IN PERFORMANCE

 

‘A maverick Swingle Singer, she ends up sounding like a Morricone score, or an entire Bulgarian choir, as her impassioned vocalising swoops through the octaves. Not to be missed.’ (The Scotsman, Scotland)
 
‘All human emotions are featured with drama and searing conviction. Seated at a grand piano with her keyboard at hand to trigger her amazing recorded in real time harmonies, Gorna, with her emotional honesty and vulnerability, choreographs epic soundtracks.’ (The Herald, Scotland)
 
‘She captivates audiences with a calm presence amidst her storming passion.’ (Kindred Spirit, UK)
 
‘An Alice in Wonderland of emotions, turning every deeply sad moment into an opportunity for sweetness.’ (Look on Line, Italy)
 
‘Electrifying, dangerous, driven and somewhat innocent - all at the same time.’ (Lust, UK)
 
‘Some high pitch scream-like cries nearly moved me to tears. I imagine the uninitiated punter find her quite mad, if it wasn't for her commanding, expert and completely in control presence proving the exact opposite!’ (Women in Music, UK)

‘Crucially, she has evolved a unique style of singing without words.’ (Jewish Chronicle, UK)

'I was moved by her sheer passion and raw emotion, awe struck by her enormous talent, intrigued by her exciting originality, taken to dizzy heights by her soaring evocative voice, and touched by her tangible humanity and gentle yet spell binding stage manner and presence.' (WIT Women In Tune, Wales)

 

 

REVIEWS OF HASHGACHAH

 

‘A sophisticated, soul bearing vision. Audacious... incredible vocal harmonies and wordless songs... A stunningly cathartic tour de force.’ (Rob Adams, The Herald, Scotland)

‘A truly remarkable album. She delivers a vast array of wordless vocal pyrotechnics: deep sultry jazz to wild chants and soaring celestial choirs. The virtuoso piano is of a highest caliber: richly diverse and brilliantly conceived.’ (Kindred Spirit)

'The flip strapline to Gorna's wordless singing might be Kate Bush meets Flora Purim jamming with Bobby McFerrin, but dropping these names only begins to describe her music'. (The Herald, Scotland)

‘Totally unique... startling and original.’ (Mike Chadwick, Jazz FM, UK)

‘This album is a GIANT: new, retro, orchestral, personal, cinematic... Fantastic!!!’ (Music Outlook, Germany)

‘A gorgeous album featuring the power of the human voice. Absolute passion. A dynamic, compelling work.’ (CD Baby, USA)

‘Timeless and epic.’ (Unknown Public)

‘A major harmony vocal artist... swimming in class... sumptuous.’ (Musician, UK)

‘An incredibly captivating album from a unique artist who has built her own musical cosmos.’ (Folker, Germany)

‘Jarmila Xymena Gorna - remember that name!’ (John Cavanagh, BBC Radio Scotland)

‘Strenuously beautiful and innovative.’ (Jazz Dimensions, Germany)

'Extraordinary music.' (WSIA Fm Radio, USA)

 

 

FANS SPEAK

 

‘It is Hard Culture, as opposed to soft entertainment. For a moment, reality might seem to waver – giving a glimpse of another, purer, wilder world. It is what I call the universe banging on your heart.’ (UK)

‘This music is incredible: The voice as ‘instrument, weapon, landscape… just fantastic. I can’t wait to hear where Gorna takes this next.’ (USA)

‘How many people do you know who can re-invent singing the way you have? How many people do you know who can walk the line between form and chaos without falling one way or the other?’ (UK)

‘I enjoyed your singing so much. It came from the mouth of heavenly beings. You have a great gift entrusted in you. Guard it well.’ (UK)

‘This is brilliant work! Exceptional, unique talent.’ (UK)

‘Ambitious, generous and triumphant!’ (Germany)

‘She has found her own musical language. This great and beautiful album of soundscapes could easily be the soundtrack of her life.’ (Katharina Franck, Germany)

'Dearest Jarmilka. It is an honour to meet you!!! A great experience in spirituality!!!' (Israel)

'Hashgachah is a musical masterpiece. In all honesty I can't remember the last time I was moved like that by an album.' (UK)

'I enjoyed your singing so much. It came from the mouth of heavenly beings. You have a great gift entrusted to you. Guard it well.' (UK)