AllAccessMagazine.com states, “…love shines through on gilli moon’s latest release,” with praise for the stillness genre-melding songwriting prowess as “soft whispers of new age trance building to progressive rock finales,” and Music Connection’s review defines gilli as a rare songwriter who “can take a song any place she wants… singing sweet whispers one minute, and screaming rock the next.” Jersey Shore writes about the stillness, “"Her music paints a picture of hope, a picture of inner strength", and Mydadrock.co.uk says, “"gilli creates a sound of her own with her powerful voice providing uplifting and catchy melodies…”
the stillness shows the strength of gilli’s (pronounced as with a "J"), songwriting, her dynamic vocal range, and joy for the piano. gilli moon exemplifies unparalleled growth and maturity in all facets of her being and art, from soulful songwriting, to impassioned vocal delivery to graceful and captivating piano compositions. A unique blend of soulful melodies, rich harmonies and cleverly crafted songs, the stillness is a brilliant continuation of gilli’s earlier albums, "Girl In The Moon" (1998), "temperamental angel" (2001), "Woman" (2003), "extraOrdinary life" (2005) and "Skillz" (2009), the latter dedicated to empowering at-risk youth and released with L.A's celebrity spoken word/hip hop
artist J.Walker. The new album combines soothing piano work, soaring RnB-esque melodies, Pop beats not out of place on a Lily Allen record and a warm vocal presence that when drenched in gilli’s penchant for the artistic and the colorful, brings to life an album of grace, beauty and warmth. The album’s defining moments include the soul-infused Carol King type ‘Conversation With Me’, the beautiful and fantastically catchy ‘Outside In’ and the upbeat zeal of tracks like ‘I’m Alive’ and ‘I Am’, both of which could be placed quite comfortably next to Alanis Morrisette’s work, thanks largely to their fantastic choruses and clever instrumentation. But it's the title track, "The Stillness" that speaks her innate truth of riding the roller coaster and finding inner truth and peace, paralleling the outward life of this multi-faceted artist, gilli moon.
the stillness speaks of arriving at a place of inner-ease and personal strength, of self-knowing and understanding. It talks of harmony, and peace (personal and world), of passion and prophesies, of harmony and conflict, of assurance and doubt, of love and loss... (the dual meanings of life and existence in this world that we all can't deny.) the stillness truly and richly captures gilli moon’s essence, her passions, her lifelong yearning and mountain climbing (metaphorically speaking) and arriving, finally, at a place of serenity. This album shows the strength of her songwriting, and her producing (she is one of Hollywood’s few female music producers). Ultimately, the new album takes the listener on a journey through gilli's love stories, life lessons and observations of the world. Her dynamic vocal range, and her joy for the piano are evident here, interwoven into a tapestry of sounds and rhythms that range from soft whispering ballads, to grooving, evocative and energetic full band productions. Let it be said, however, that the "growing up pains" and angst driven past are no more. This album marks the coming of age of gilli moon, with sophisticated sounds, strong and positive lyrical content, and deeper, experienced production values.
This album is elegant. It's sophisticated. It's revealing of the human heart. It defines her idea of being the master of your own destiny, and the ability to stay connected to your higher purpose, no matter the circumstances, outside forces or influences: the calm within a storm; being centered amongst chaos. The artwork of the album is definitive of this dichotomy, art that gilli designed, being also a visual artist. On the front cover, gilli sleeps, inside the turmoil of her evocative paint. The back cover, on the other hand, has her eyes open, confident, and revealing. She stands convinced, amongst the blaze, amongst the spinning, still, appealing and transformed, like Isis in Ancient Greece, or Matreya, goddess of women. Ultimately, gilli moon's new album, "the stillness", takes the listener on a journey
through gilli's love stories, life lessons and observations of the world, with her own stamp on musicality and performance. There is nothing like gilli moon. You can't put her in a box, and she doesn't intend to be in one.
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