Gulan is the pseudonym of a composer from Latvia who creates electronic instrumental music in various styles, such as: ambient, meditation music, space music and new age. His real name is Andrei Yaromir Gulaikin (also Andrei Gulaikin, lat. Andrejs Jaromirs Guļaikins). He was born in Riga in 1974, studied piano at a music school, and took electronic keyboard private lessons from a music teacher at the Riga Pushkin Lyceum. While mastering the synthesizer the young musician became immersed into the universe of synthetic sounds and the harmony of electronic music. In the 90s, he worked as a sound engineer in his father’s recording studio, simultaneously recording the first experimental electronic compositions. In 2005, Andrei founded his own label Gulan Music Studio, which is currently active.
About Gulan’s music
His compositions are filled with multilayer sounds and simple musical phrases that combine to create cosmic associations in the mind of the listener. Interesting combinations of synthetic/acoustic sounds and effects, unusual melodic designs make his music both original and mysterious. Gulan has devoted much of his time to practical meditation, as well as creating musical background compositions for these exercises. This kind of music is called “ambient” or “meditative” and its task is to help relax the mind and body in order to immerse the listener’s “point of perception” into the depth of consciousness. This kind of music easily accomplishes the task of attaining the meditative state and helps simply to be. Albums of meditative music with are recorded by the musician separately from all other albums, made in the style of melodic new age or space themes. About two thirds of all albums released by the author belong to the meditative genre.
Since 2003, Gulan’s compositions have been regularly played on hundreds of radio stations across the globe – Alien Air Music (USA); Hearts of Space (a radio syndicate broadcasting space music to more than 220 radio stations in 49 states), Elektroland (covering 15 stations in the Benelux countries) in Denmark; Star’s End (USA); The Cosmic Eye (USA); ARFM (UK); Terry Hawke Spacerock & Ambient Radio (UK); AiiRadio (UK); Inner Space Radio 100.5 FM (Croatia); Music of Spheres (Belarus); Ison Live Radio (Australia), as well as Internet radio – Digitally Imported Radio (USA); Happyday New Age Radio (South Korea); Ambient Ping radio (Canada), Lounging Sound (USA), EER-music radio (USA), StillStream Radio (USA); Spacemusic radioshow by TC (Netherlands) and in many other radio stations. The author’s compositions are played on TV channels of Russia, Slovenia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Romania, and also used in theatrical and dance performances and drama musicals. You can find quite a few of this musician’s tracks on YouTube with millions of views and a lot of comments on both the channels of common and professional users. Projects, created by the author, have received numerous positive reviews from producers, radio DJs and music critics. Reviews and articles about the musician were published on news portals, magazines and newspapers such as TVNET, Chas, Gorod.lv, E-dition Magazine, as well as in other sources.
Collaboration & compilations
In 2005, New Vibes Music (USA) signed a contract with Gulan for the inclusion of two of his compositions in their new album of new-age performers “Echoes of Tuvalu”. In August 2006, this album rose to the top # 1 spot on the New Age reporter chart (its real name is Zone Music Reporter), which provides album reviews and collects playlists from over 100 thematic radio stations around the world. In the same year, the German music label “Cue-records” releases two compilation CD albums “Schwingungen Auf CD # …” with some of Gulan’s tracks.
In 2015, Helmar Rudolph, a German lecturer and custodian of the Master Key system, released a collection of Gulan’s music entitled “Cloudwalk” in both CD and digital format. Helmar argues: “When you first discover the sounds of Gulan, they naturally suffuse your being, leading to a true transformation.”
Gulan collaborated with Indian yoga schools and sound therapy centers (Shree Mahesh Heritage, Wellness Vibe Research Center and also other private teachers of yoga, reiki and meditation), providing them with his music for meditative and relaxation practices/sessions. He also offers licenses for the use of his tracks to video/film makers, poets, reciters, video bloggers, film directors and cinema students for the use in their projects – festivals, debuts, short films, documentaries, video clips, audio books, book trailers, presentations, serials and so on. There was also collaboration with other companies dealing with the therapeutic effects of music and visualization on human health.
In 2015, Gulan created a new meditative musical project called Deep Meditation Studio. In 2019, a new 26-minute meditative single “The Sound Plumes of Paramatma” was released, which helps to temporarily break out of the daily routine and to dive into the depth of consciousness. Released in 2020, the album “The Land of the Elves” with short instrumental compositions is a collection of previously unpublished instrumental and melodic works of Gulan over the past years. In the same year, two Nada Yoga albums “The Inner Light of the Inner Space – TLM 3” and “Transcendent Music Session – TLM 1” were remastered and released in Digital and CD formats. In 2021, new albums “Back to the Roots” and “Between space and Time” were released, made in the genres of ambient, space music and new age. Some tracks from the above albums are also best suited to the themes of musical ambient impressionism.
In January and February 2023, a series of singles by composer Johann Sebastian Bach, performed and arranged by Gulan, was released. Most of the compositions are made in the genre of classical music.
CD & Digital Distribution
Albums of Gulan’s works are available for purchase in all popular online music stores: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Shazam, Yandex Music, SoundExchange, Napster, Pandora, Deezer, 7Digital, 8tracks, Akazoo, iMusica, InProdicon , KKBox, Kdigital, Line Music, NetEase Cloud Music, Saavn, SoundExchange, Synchtank, etc. Gulan’s CDs are available for purchase from Amazon. The discography can be found here.
- Important note for fans. Music albums such as “Avatara” and “Enliven” are not composed by Gulan, and were created by other composers with the same name. The existing misunderstanding should be resolved by digital distribution stores soon.