Posts Tagged ‘reviews’

Review: Vanessa Daou’s ‘Light Sweet Crude’ | South Florida Gay News

Review: Vanessa Daou’s ‘Light Sweet Crude’ | South Florida Gay News

By SFGN Staff | John Bata Vanessa Daou, the native New Yorker’s seventh album on her independent Daou Records, “Light Sweet Crude (Act 1: Hybrid)” is meant as a first chapter for upcoming releases — and it is an eclectic breath of fresh air, which is how I would describe her wispy, understated, yet confident […]


Il Quotidiano : Review of ‘Light Sweet Crude | Act 1:Hybrid’

Il Quotidiano : Review of 'Light Sweet Crude | Act 1:Hybrid'

Voci nella nebbia di Paolo De Bernardin VANESSA DAOU Light sweet crude Immaginate la voce di Yoko Ono fusa con quella di una tipica ninfetta francese in stile Françoise–Hardy-anni-sessanta, oppure uno strano incontro tra Sade e Laurie Anderson ed avrete la rappresentazione artistica concreta di Vanessa Daou, matura artista proveniente dalle Isole Vergini, ormai newyorkese […]


PopMatters Spotlight: Dark Days, Luminous Nights: An Interview with Vanessa Daou

An exploration of love in the time of political unrest, Light Sweet Crude is Vanessa Daou’s musical thesis on regained emotional ground, a desire line carved from the departure point of doubt to the destination of self-made reality. By Imran Khan Vanessa Daou assumed her place on the dance music throne during the height of […]


‘Danger Ahead’ | DMC Single of the Week

'Danger Ahead' | DMC Single of the Week

DMC Just in case you missed out on this, as I almost did, ‘Danger Ahead’ really is another treat from the voice which adorned the classic The Daou ‘Surrender Yourself’ amongst many others. Lifted from the forthcoming album ‘Light Sweet Crude – Act One: Hybrid’ its dirty, bass driven lines are suitably offset by the […]


Poetronics: Vanessa Daou’s “One Thing I’m Missing” – PopMatters review

Poetronics: Vanessa Daou's "One Thing I'm Missing" - PopMatters review

By Imran Khan A New York Times review of Chinese writer Can Xue’s work asserted that reading the author’s fiction is like “running downhill in the dark; you’ve got momentum, but you don’t know where you’re headed.”  Such a sentiment could be said of Vanessa Daou’s newest work; much of her recent explorations with club […]


SLANT MAGAZINE | House Playlist: Lorde, Phantogram, Glasser, & Vanessa Daou

SLANT MAGAZINE | House Playlist: Lorde, Phantogram, Glasser, & Vanessa Daou

House Playlist: Lorde, Phantogram, Glasser, & Vanessa Daou Vanessa Daou, “One Thing I’m Missing”: Best known for a string of ’90s club hits including “Near the Black Forest” (from her 1995 opus Zipless, which appeared on our list of the Best Albums of the 1990s), singer Vanessa Daou has dropped a trippy slice of chill-out […]


Speak/Easy: The Moonshine Mixes [‘Joe Sent Me’ Revisited] | “What’s Hot This Week” on Traxsource

Speak/Easy: The Moonshine Mixes ['Joe Sent Me' Revisited] | “What’s Hot This Week” on Traxsource

Endorsed: “Lovely to hear Vanessa Daou back in action. New remix album coming out. If you’re digging this, keep an eye out for @dusk, a new lounge night at Chicago’s Downtown Bar starting in December. ” — Endorse, Not Endorse Vanessa Daou | ‘Speak/Easy: The Moonshine Mixes [‘Joe Sent Me’ Revisited] is featured as one […]


Roberto Rodriguez’s seriously sexy mix of ‘Once in a While’ — In the Deep End Review

Roberto Rodriguez's seriously sexy mix of 'Once in a While' — In the Deep End Review

Vanessa Daou – Once In A While (Roberto Rodriguez Remix & Dub) It’s always a hard game to remix a female vocalist in the house game, sure thousands of producers do it on a daily basis, but most of them equate to the aural equivalent of mass produced t-shirts. You know the ones with something […]


‘Joe My God’ reviews ‘Heart of Wax’

'Joe My God'  reviews 'Heart of Wax'

“As a JMG exclusive, here’s a free download of famed remixer Rich Morel’s take on Vanessa Daou’s Heart Of Wax. Veteran househeads will fondly recall Daou’s epic 1992 classic Surrender Yourself. (Work it, learn it, serve it, bring it to the ball.) I’m loving this new single.” Read more @ Joe My God


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 […]


FEMMEBOX | Consequences Review

FEMMEBOX | Consequences Review

by Brian Ball, Host of WomensRadio Music Review New York’s Vanessa Daou is back with a brand new single, “Consequences,” out now on iTunes. “Consequences – If our viewers are fans of anything even remotely classified as downtempo or ‘Trip Hop’, they’re sure to enjoy this slow and sultry love song out on Daou Records. […]


Open Magazine: Calming Park

Open Magazine: Calming Park

“On the occasion of St. Valentine, Calming Park once more illuminates us with its marvelous candles, but not only. Also envisaged for the celebration of love, the video clip of the new title by the musician Vanessa Daou, ‘Heart off Wax’, reflects all the magic of these fragrances. Sold at Colette in Paris and in […]


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 […]


Vanessa Daou, “Joe Sent Me” | Typing in Stereo Review

Vanessa Daou, "Joe Sent Me" | Typing in Stereo Review

“Joe Sent Me” is dramatically different. There is jazz, and there is electronica, and there is Vanessa’s voice, but that’s about all that connects those records. ‘Hurricanes’ reminds me of Air’s “Virgin Suicides”. “True” is Vanessa’s voice and acoustic guitar ? SHOCKING!!1! “Black And White” sounds like some strange collaboration between Goldfrapp and a jazz […]


Author Graham Reid writes on ‘JOE SENT ME’

Author Graham Reid writes on 'JOE SENT ME'

“My dad always used the phrase “Joe sent me”, it was the old password to get into illegal bars and speakeasies and the implication was that you were gaining access to the illicit, and therefore rather seductive, world on the other side of the door. Vanessa Daou’s breathy, sexually-fueled electronica offers an entry to that […]


She Owns The Night: Vanessa Daou Interviewed by Jonny Mugwuwmp for THE QUIETUS

She Owns The Night: Vanessa Daou Interviewed by Jonny Mugwuwmp for THE QUIETUS

“Cut to 2009, with a succession of always morphing productions exploring a weird ambient hinterland between ambient pop, jazz, soul and electronica, Vanessa returned after a hiatus, polymath-like moving into multimedia production, dance, computer coding and the release of her first self-produced album Joe Sent Me. ‘Joe Sent Me’ was the coded phrase used to […]


Chillcast ‘Artist of the Week’: Vanessa Daou

Chillcast 'Artist of the Week': Vanessa Daou

“After an 8 year hiatus, the lovely Vanessa Daou has returned with a delicious new album. Part smooth jazz, part experimental folk – Miss Daou paints an aural portrait of a smoky basement lounge where a sexy poetess performs side by side with a sensual chanteuse. Daou flows effortless between the two worlds of spoken […]


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 […]


‘Joe Sent Me’: POP Making Sense review

'Joe Sent Me': POP Making Sense review

“Electronica, smooth jazz, drum-and-bass. Poet, chanteuse, painter. Vanessa Daou is one artist who thrives on not being pigeonholed. The New Yorker returns with the self-produced Joe Sent Me, her first album since 2001’s Make You Love. The absinthe-inspired trance of Daou’s vocals is married to the rhythmic typewriter on “Hurricanes,” where she steps forth as […]


Just Say That Joe Sent You: the backroom aural sex of Vanessa Daou

Just Say That Joe Sent You:  the backroom aural sex of Vanessa Daou

By Imran Khan “On an album where grime and elegance rub shoulders, Daou fosters a musical space where her electro-grooves and acoustic set-ups coalesce. Daou’s ghostly vocals billow and swirl like a thick, phosphorous dream; they don’t so much inhabit the songs as haunt them, spilling over into sonic atmospherics. … It’s a album of […]


The Daou of Poetry: A conversation with musician and poet Vanessa Daou By Collin Kelley for Ouroboros Review

The Daou of Poetry: A conversation with musician and poet Vanessa Daou By Collin Kelley for Ouroboros Review

The Daou of Poetry: A conversation with musician and poet Vanessa Daou By Collin Kelley for Ouroboros Review


JOE SENT ME @ POPMATTERS

JOE SENT ME @ POPMATTERS

“For years Vanessa Daou has been creating a brand of music that not only explores all facets of the sensual but dares listeners to indulge in the more private reaches of their sexual fantasies. Daou’s music came to prominence when she released her premiere solo album Zipless, an overtly steamy brew of eroto-beats and beatnik […]


Dear John Coltrane

Dear John Coltrane

  “Dear John Coltrane is a sensual ode and tribute to the great man as only Daou could do.” VICE Magazine “Dear John Coltrane is one of the most soothing albums to come along recently. It’s very relaxing due to its ambient sound which mixes guitars, saxophones, acoustic pianos, and keyboards. Vanessa’s phantom-like voice … sounds […]