The audio guide to happiness (Part I)
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New York City quartet JOLLY give a shining example of stunning originality,
blending richly layered instrumentation, catchy melody, and driving grooves.
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JOLLY is the summation of four minds set out to revolutionize the art of sound. Under the guise of rock music, JOLLY has devised a
therapeutic auditory experience scientifically designed to bring the brain to a state of pure happiness. By combining sophisticated
arrangements, ambient textures, aggressiv e dynamics, and infectious melodies with binaural brain wave technology , a new
medium is born.
In July 2009, JOLLY’s first trial, entitled Forty -Six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music (Galileo/ProgRock Records), received critical
praise for its original sound, unique progressions, and finely crafted production. The cult popularity of this release led to a
European tour with Polish progressive rock veterans Riverside, and a record deal with InsideO ut Music/C entury Media Records.
Along with impressive musicianship and refreshing writing sty les, JOLLY’s first album contained a binaural brain wave phenomenon
prev iously unheard of in rock music. Embedded throughout the album are binaural tones, which result from the combination of
slightly offset frequencies played simultaneously, thereby altering the brain's natural frequency . Scientific research suggests that
such tones can enrich feelings of relaxation, focus, creativity , and happiness when experienced in headphones.
JOLLY's latest release, The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 1), takes these concepts to a new level. It is a self-reflective sonic
journey scientifically tailored to guide the listener through the strata of his/her own emotional make-up. The listener is subjected to
musical mood dy namics and key ly rical triggers while the brain is fed corresponding binaural tones. These tones are carefully and
deliberately interwoven within the music to support all appropriate peaks and valley s throughout the experience.
Through extensiv e research and surv eys from over 5,000 subjects, JOLLY has combined the art of musical production with
sociological and neurological data, packaging it all into one cohesiv e sy stem comprised of four phases. The first two phases make
up part 1 of The Audio Guide to Happiness.
The A udio Guide to Happiness allows the listener to v enture deep within his/her emotional core. The brain’s emotional perception
and response ev olved long before the emergence of logic and reasoning, traits that distinguish the human race. Because of this
ev olutionary disconnect, the ability to fully understand emotion lies beyond reasoning's limitations. With this combination of
musical, ly rical, and binaural stimulation, we are able to directly target the brain’s limbic and autonomic nerv ous sy stems, almost
completely by passing the frontal lobe. In short, the emotions are directly addressed without being filtered through the brain’s
logic center. The listener can therefore see his/her emotion in its true form without being forced to ov ersimplify it with labels and
categorizations. The result is an emotionally limber and self-aware brain completely accepting of its unique place in the world.
||- Guidance one
||- Ends where it starts
||- Pretty darlin'
||- The pattern
||- Guidance two
||- Still a dream
||- Where everything's perfect
||- Dorothy's lament
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