Posts Tagged ‘erica jong’

BlogCritics: The Women Who Rocked My World

BlogCritics: The Women Who Rocked My World

by Glen Boyd aka The Rockologist “When it comes to pure out and out eroticism, no one has ever communicated this as perfectly as Vanessa Daou did on her tragically slept on, Erica Jong-inspired album Zipless. … On the other end of Vanessa Daou’s pure sexuality, lies the innocent pre-“Cloudbusting” romanticism of Kate Bush…” Read […]


Best Albums of the ’90s | SLANT Magazine

Best Albums of the '90s | SLANT Magazine

98. Vanessa Daou, Zipless.”It’s a small victory that Vanessa Daou was able to sneak “Near the Black Forest,” writer Eric Jong’s ode to her untended bush, onto VH1’s playlist for a short spell. Daou’s is a whisper of a singing voice, and her husband’s jazz-house compositions would have been a challenge for any pop radio […]


Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now | NERVE Mag

Five Albums You Should Be Listening To Right Now | NERVE Mag

4. Vanessa Daou, Zipless We recently posted our long-awaited list of the Best Albums of the ’90s, and this is one of our lesser known picks. It’s a collection of jazz-house interpretations of writer Erica Jong’s poems. The lyrical and musical centerpiece of the album is the entirely spoken-word “Alcestis on the Poetry Circuit,” which explores women’s […]


Weird Tales for Winter: Newsletter #10

Weird Tales for Winter: Newsletter #10

“A collaboration between New Yorkers Vanessa and her then husband Peter with words adapted by Vanessa from Peter’s aunt Erica Jong, Zipless is a beautiful trove of sublime erotic electronic pop. And as anybody who loves pop music knows, there can be more subversiveness in the space of a 3 minute adrenaline shot of pop […]


Sultry Siren: An Interview with Vanessa Daou – by founder Chloe Jo Berman

Sultry Siren: An Interview with Vanessa Daou - by founder Chloe Jo Berman

“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 […]


Zipless

Zipless

Vanessa Daou’s Jazz an Pop make an exhilarating mix… Built on piano, synthesizers and Daou’s mesmerizing, Billie Holiday-like vocals, Zipless strikes an exquisite balance between pop and jazz by weaving together the strengths of both styles. … The music conjures up the cool mood of an urban nightscape.” TIME Magazine “Combining elements of jazz, blues, and […]