(Warrior Girl Music 2000)
Cat # WGM 44804
1. the opening ceremony: communication
2. temperamental angel
8. why do you love me still?
9. touch me
about the songs
will everyone please take a bow:
(what do the numbers mean? ... they relate to the songs above.)
gilli moon: all vocals, piano, keyboards, percussion, flute
evan j. beigel: sound design, keyboards, arpeggiators, organ, filters, trombone, talk
2345789 christopher maloney: bass
10 jeffrey dean: bass
235789 brett garsed:electric and acoustic guitar
4 joey palmeri: acoustic guitar
235789 timothy pedersen: drums
4 andy megna: drums
12379 franck bensoussan: didgeridoo, irish penny whistle, djembe, percussion
9 libby lavella: guest vocal and backing vocal arrangement
1 kate shaw: talk
Music Connection says her album "broadens the boundaries of musical structure and sonic soundscapes with an approach that Patti Smith and Sonic Youth would appreciate."
Sweden's "Collected Sounds" writes gilli moon"is an intriguing new voice to listen out for".
TheGlobalMusic.com writes, “by her creation, gilli has allowed the listeners of her music to paint worlds of imagery with their minds. …The lyrics are unlike any that I've heard from a pop artist, and tell me that gilli moon is more about art and presenting her passions than creating die cut pop songs.”
I had a vision. I heard a voice that came from the heavens to offer salvation to the masses. A talented voice that had music with soul, with emotion and that voice belonged to gilli moon ..... gilli moon is an artist with substance, that's for sure and ""temperamental angel"" has been one of the true rewards of my writing career this year.... I haven't been this excited about an artist since I discovered the music of Tori Amos."
STAR NEWSPAPERS /Pop Stops - Chicago
"I think it's one of the best albums I've heard all year!!!! Congratulations on an amazing disc. I liked Girl in
the Moon, but this disc (temperamental angel) shows a maturity of style and voice that's profound. Your new music blew me away. - An amazingly mature and complex album, Temperamental Angel speaks to the bare emotions of love, hate, empowering sensuality and hand-tying vulnerability in all of us..... her whispery, lilting upper register brings to mind a young Kate Bush, mixed with the angst of Alanis Morissette.. Temperamental Angel delivers with a wide swatch of styles and confessions..."
The Star Newspapers, Chicago put her album at no. 9, in their top 25 records of the year 2001.
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"The songs are absolutely killer"
"It is the most sensual CD I've ever heard"
"you really show your vocal 'passion'"
"it's one of the best albums I've heard all year.. Your new music blew me away."
"Guitar driven edgy 'metal-pop', delivering a David Bowie-esque piano solo invasion, with catchy hooks and flowing harmony lines..."it’s like Kate Bush meets Metallica. Right on!"
"gilli moon, the girl Radiohead"
"It's like Abba meets Alanis Morisette on crackwith Charles Manson marrying Aretha Franklin"
"great music that could rock you, mock you and sock it to you with heartfelt romantic lyrics veiled as poetry set to throb-rock funky soul sister guitars oozing textures like a painter's canvas, kundalini rising basslines and powertripping keyboards ala elton john or billy joel in the early days and those intense vocals that reached out like thing's hand and grabbed you by the throat where you were usually choking back tears..."
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gilli moon's second studio CD, and first official worldwide release, temperamental angel landed gilli moon on international stages with her self-driven guerrilla internet campaign, “revolution hits the streets.” In conjunction with the Bricks-and-Mortar Retail Release date, and before any other artist used the Internet as a marketing tool, gilli moon pioneered the cybermusic frontier, making e-waves with the first "artist controlled" internet distribution.
temperamental angel delivers us gilli moon’s personality crisis, emotions and sensuality. It’s edgy, emotional and alternative juxtaposed with gilli’s soulful female voice and powerful rock and sweet ballads. gilli moon who wrote all the songs on the album, also produced the album, with co-producer Evan J. Beigel in North Hollywood, Los Angeles. The album sends powerful messages about self empowerment, embracing the full range of human passions and emotions that our personalities express. The album has been produced in a way to capture gilli's raw and sensitive emotions combined with her unique, naturally trained voice. Keeping with her vision, much of the production was spontaneous following a very organic approach, with all recording using live instruments.
Title track winner of the Song Expo 2001, Benelux and No. 7 in the Top 15 of the Chicago Star Newspapers Albums of the Year. Hot song picks: "Temperamental Angel" (plus music video), "Naked", "Disgrace" and "Touch Me".
It marks gilli's first true epigraph of what she is really about - raw, organic, sensitive yet strong.
"My music and art expresses the uninhibited me," gilli says. "Honest, strong, with an Arian fire within that rages with passion and indignation of life, love and connecting with the inner soul. Love is about accepting the other as they truly are, the angel and the devil, the good and the bad. Our greatness defines our beauty, but our imperfections are also angelic too. Take me as I am."
"There's something distinctly Bowie-driven …... Like listening to a female Scary Monsters, with a dose more vulnerability and greater sound from the backing players. gilli is a fine poet, everything stems from that growth… This moon blends like a peacock. You wonder at the beauty of all those colors…. Interesting, and utterly arresting."
Ben Ohmart, Music Dish
"I grew up loving art, loving Picasso and Pollock, loving pop music, and all I wanted to do was combine the two. I am an "expressionist" and I want to capture my vision of life, love and individual spiritual growth in a multimedia project that crosses boundaries and borders." - gilli moon
produced by gilli moon and evan beigel.
originally mastered by paul bryant, sydney australia.
mastering coordination: roxanne kiely
album & website concept,
self-portrait photos and
art direction by gilli moon
additional wing art by
elisa lazo de valdez.
original cd printing riddle press
1st manufactured by experience entertainment
© & (p) 2001 warrior girl music, ca.
all rights reserved. unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance, broadcast, internet sharing or downloading prohibited. made in the u.s.a
Distributed in the U.S. by Experience Inc.
Distributed in Australia by MGM Distribution
thanku to mum and dad, for seeing the woman and also the child within. to toni koch for unbelievable dedication and longevity. to ernie campagna, for your encouragement, education and vision. thanks to the musicans who played on the album, and especially to jeff dean and gordie germaine. thanks to the wollombi valley artists for your support and creativity. thanks to the songsalive! crew. to monica o’brien, stephen green, matt thorne, ken and cindy moore and badi assad for your “finesse.” to the venues who keep having us back to play, and the web sites that constantly promote, thanku. we need you! most of all, thanks to the friends and fans from around the world who have understood what i’m doing and continue to give me courage to keep offering my soul, whilst at the same time, try to make some changes so we can all enjoy the fruits of this earth. revolution happens on the street. it’s time to unleash the warrior within. ~ gilli
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Benelux International Song and Culture Festival 2001 - Overall Winner Song 2001 -"Temperamental Angel" and "Why Do You Love Me Still". Best Entry from Australia "Temperamental Angel"
Chicago Star Newspapers Pop Stops 2001 - "Temperamental Angel" No. 9 in Top 25 Albums of the year
ComRadSat Radio, Australia 2001 - "Temperamental Angel" Album of the Week
Benelux International Song and Culture Festival 2000 - Top Pop AC category with"Feel For You" and "Plenty". Best Entry from Australia "Feel For You"
the angel remixes
promo shots for the album