ORDER ‘JOE SENT ME’ LINK HERE FOR PHOTOS & BACKGROUND INFO FOR JOE SENT ME “[T]he electronicized cabaret-stomp of “Black and White” unfurls in a silver spray of ghostly piano licks and burlesque horns. In addition to being the album’s most accessible track, it also features some of the most inspired lyrics Daou has [...]
“Interview by Rachel Katz, host of Views & Voices at WWFM a classical music public radio station that operates out of Mercer County Community College. Streaming audio of interview with Rachel Katz here Interview with Mercer Communications professor Alvyn Haywood for NPR: WWFM’s Jazz On 2 89.1 FM, Trenton’s Jazz Station. Read more about JAZZ [...]
Vanessa Daou ‘Rockyoumentally’ interview – Jazz – Video interview by Alexander McLean of Rockyoumentally, the visual wing of the DVD project “Under your skin”. A segment of the interview will be included in Alexander’s forthcoming and sure-to-be seminal project.
“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 [...]
“Zipless and Slow to Burn were preoccupied with matters of this earth, particularly corporeal matters such as desire and yearning. Plutonium Glow, on the other hand, while still intensely sweaty, shifts its focus to the stars. Vanessa Daou sounds even more dynamic in this setting. Daou has a voice like a feather that literally floats [...]
“Vanessa Daou’s breathy, intimate vocals stride clear across the jazz-inflected dance-pop of Slow to Burn… Funky and ethereal, dreamy and articulate, Daou’s flow is embellished by the deft, insinuating rhythms of the music.” VIBE “Daou’s rolling drum mixes and incisive lyrics defy categorization… Daou bounces between jazz and trance music, equalizing genres… Her voice can [...]
“The Daou’s first album embraces dance-oriented Europop more whole-heartedly than any previous English language release. In this genre, the action takes place on two levels. Voice and rhythm move past each other with the formalized grace of ballet, while misty electronic melodies sweeten the singing and soften the beat. … Voice an rhythm move [...]