Thursday, July 16, 2009

Interview with GirlieGirl Army Founder Chloé Jo Berman

Sultry Siren: An Interview with Vanessa Daou

"We were introduced to gorgeous Vanessa Daou via her Zipless, her seminal 1994 record. Zipless, a sexually-charged, feminist collection of pieces inspired by the work of her husband Peter’s aunt, the poet/novelist Erica Jong, has been touted as the ultimate sex record. world-over. In fact, we think it (much like kombucha, good red wine, or a little smoke-age) is a serious aphrodisiac - download it on itunes asap. Or at the very least watch the video for the single "Near The Black Forest."

Vanessa's early underground success brought her to the attention of Columbia Records/Sony which signed her to a seven album record deal in 1992. Together with her then musical partner, producer and husband, Peter Daou, on piano, the pair recorded as THE DAOU and released their debut album, HEAD MUSIC in 1992.

In 1994, the duo decided to launch Vanessa as a solo artist with Peter as co-writer, producer and arranger. Vanessa's newest record Joe Sent Me is another foray into the breathy, transcendental plane of Daou's endlessly sexy voice, brilliant mind, and sophisticated beats. Plus, the gal is no dummy; as a Visual Arts and Art History major at Columbia University, Vanessa has always approached her art as a synthesis of sight and sound, written word and song. The Windy City Times writes: "Electronica, smooth jazz, drum-and-bass, poet, chanteuse, painter. Vanessa Daou is one artist who thrives on not being pigeonholed."GirlieGirl Army Founder Chloé Jo Berman recently had a quick chat with the glamorous chanteuse about her music, green living, and what she simply cannot go without."

Full interview @ the eco-glamorous & always informative GirlyGirl Army

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