(Warrior Girl Music 2003)
Cat # WGM 44821
From the first time I listened to this album I was hooked. I have listened to it so many times I have driven everyone in the house mad. Gilli sings like an angel with the strength of an opera diva. This CD features a fabulous cover of INXS “Need You Tonight” as an ode to Michael Hutchence. The album oozes self empowerment with titles like “I’m Calling You” and “I Think Of Him”. REMEDY MAGAZINE Townsville Australia
"Among the emerging post-bubblegum backlash of down-to-earth, in-your-face female singer/songwriters is attitudinal Aussie gilli moon. Her lyrics are intensely personal, her melodies either guitar-driven or vocally driven... One gets the feeling that the process of creating the album was as much a cathartic process as a creative one. The results are engaging and thought provoking and very easy to identify with." www.allmusic.com
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gilli moon's third studio CD, again a Warrior Girl Music release, touches on female sensuality, sexuality, self-empowerment, openness and honesty.. Alternative pop, mix of traditional rock 'n roll, r&b vocals, sensual female vocals, groovy piano and eclectic rhythms.
Woman encompasses the emotions, passions and experiences of a young woman growing up, dealing with relationships and becoming self empowered as an individual. While the album is organic in approach like her previous, keeping the raw rock band style in recording, it also includes some electronic drum 'n bass and loops. More self-penned pop songs than ever, and with singles, “Woman” (plus music video), "Damaged or Broken", "Tiny Diamonds", "Someone To Love" (featured on Paul Mitchell's Salon Sounds alongside Norah Jones). "Organic" and gill's sultry and delicious cover version of INXS' "Need You Tonight". As producer, gilli moon teamed up with Matt Thorne (Trapt/Kate Ceberano) and Ken Moore in Los Angeles. The album features Gordie Germaine on guitar, Jeffrey Dean on bass, Evan Beigel on keyboards, Ric Craig on electronic drums and Brian Burwell on drums. Guest vocalists include Cindy Alter (South Africa, Clout band member) and Brazilian superstar Badi Assad.
"The songwriting is still intimate and drawing from personal anecdotes about my own life living around the world," Gilli says. "The last record was dealing with a lot of angst, some anger and frustrations, a bit like a rebellious teenager, whereas this album is like a coming-of-age piece, showing strength and convictions about life and love. When i began to write the songs for Woman, I had to wonder, “why?”... What was my purpose in expression in this project? As most know, I am ‘concept’ driven. I needed the project to be oriented around a theme, a concept, a meaning and agenda. I had grown up. The last 2 or 3 years had been a hurting time, filled with loneliness and sadness, broken relationship and lost soul mate. hurt, anger... that was what the CD before, temperamental angel, personified. But i knew that was temporary and that i would no longer remain the rebellious teenager. I need to empower myself, embark on a new journey as an artist, as a woman, and be open to the possibilities. And so was borne…, WOMAN."
"I have loved deeply
And given more than enough...
Will I love again?
Tell me, is it true?
That I will find my soul mate?
I am a woman and I am ready to love again."
- gilli moon
in my own skin
\ empowerment \
two halves of the same whole... relationships are possible \ finding myself
\ inner strength
yet inner fragility \
i'm only trying to grow up \ kiss me i'm ready...
i'm all... grown up now!
- gilli moon
album concept, photos and art direction by gilli moon
executive album producer, gilli moon
manufactured by MadCds, Sydney, distributed by MGM Distribution Australia, Experience Entertainment wgm a&r: toni koch
Tracks 1/6/8/12/14 produced by gilli moon.
- recorded and mixed by ken moore at #7 studios, sherman oaks, ca.
- additional recording on 12 by matt thorne at mt studios, burbank, ca.
Tracks 2/3/4/5/7/9/11/13/15 produced by gilli moon and matt thorne.
- recorded and mixed by matt thorne at mt studios, burbank, ca.
Track 10 produced by gilli moon and franck bensoussan.
- recorded and mixed by franck bensoussan in that cute shack in tarzana, ca.
Track 16 produced by gilli moon and jeffrey dean.
- recorded and mixed by jeffrey dean in that awesome home in simi valley, ca.
Tracks 17/18 remxed by ice jupiter groove, sydney australia.
Track 17 ‘naked’ originally produced by gilli moon and evan j. beigel
on the gilli moon album “temperamental angel”
mastered by paul bryant, at sony music studios, sydney australia.
© & (p) 2003 warrior girl music, ca.
all rights reserved. unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance, broadcast, internet sharing or downloading prohibited.
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
"Your album is exceptional. Truly inspiring."
Tower Records on Sunset
"the WOMAN cd...... sensuartist gilli moon explores, experiences and explains the fantasies, myths and realities of love, lust, sorrow and joy between pairs and opposites - man and WOMAN."
- Toni K., A&R
Warrior Girl Music
your "woman" is in my hands... caressing my ears... melting and scattering me across the horizon. ii hope you will understand and not be offended if ii remain speechless. words are very unnecessary. you and ii don't need to be "propped up" in that manner anymore. through my silence, ii reveal to you... everything. with all love, tenderness, humility and respect
about the songs
gilli moon: lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboards, percussion, synth bass, samples
cindy alter: guest vocals 14
badi assad: guest vocals 13
evan j. beigel: sound design, keyboards, arpeggiators, organ, filters 2/3/4/5/9
franck bensoussan: loops, keyboards, percussion and synth bass 10
brian “dog boy” burwell: drums 2/3/4/5/7/9/11/13/15 and talk 2/5
ric craig: drums on 12/14
jeffrey dean: bass 2/3/4/5/7/9/11/13/15/16 and percussion 16
gordie germaine: electric and acoustic guitar 2/3/4/5/7/9/11/13/15
john hamilton: guitar 17
ken moore: bass 12/14
peter mcdonough: didgeridoo12
matt thorne: drum loops and programming 2/3/4/5/7/9/11/12/13/15
crickets and frogs: courtesy “monterosa,” murrays run, watagan mountains australia 15