“Australia-based vocalist/violinist Gisele Scales has been gaining quite a bit of attention for her recordings, which combine dance music beats with violin and even “green” themes. Unusual to be sure, as are the vocals sung/spoken in English, French, Italian and German. If this all sounds quite creative and European more than Australian, you’re right.
The clever synth programming and never-let-up house beats practically drag you forcibly to your feet and demand you boogie your ass off………………….
Scales’ breathy vocals are well suited for this material and her violin technique is excellent.
Scales is a founding member of the Canberra Youth Orchestra, so she obviously has a strong musical background. This disc hints at a strong future of combining techno with the more innovative musicality of prog….and there’s something undeniably catchy about songs like “Nature Love.” One can definitely see Scales’ music catching on.” -- Jim Cirile
Since 1992, "The Bible of progressive music"
Sydney electronic violinist & vocalist Gisèle Scales album 2 Think continues to invade music circles all over the world, with her single “Special” holding the No.1 spot in the dance charts of Japan’s indie music portal Musictrax. http://musictrax.jp/index.php?t=jr_charts
This success in Japan comes after “Special” made it into the Top 20 Best Australian songs online poll, run by The Weekend Australian Magazine. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/top-of-the-pops-19882008/story-e6frg8h6-1111117529727
Gisèle was also a Finalist in the Best Fiddler Soloist category of the 2008 Golden Fiddle Awards http://goldenfiddleawards.org.au/winners-finalists.php
The album 2 Think marks Gisèle’s solo debut after several years as a band and session musician for the likes of Midnight Oil (10,9,8...award winning album), Thomas Dolby and Eurogliders. She had a No.1 hit in Europe with the band Vega , with their single “Mother Egypt”.
Skope Magazine gives a comprehensive review of Gisèle’s solo album 2 Think, describing her as a “multi-talented” artist, who gives
“music enthusiasts everything they could want: electronica, techno, rock, tango, world music, and breakbeat rhythms overlaid with her seductive pop vocals. But this isn’t just music for your party. Gisele’s “Green” is a statement about global warming and other eco-disasters. Both her “Can U Love 1 Another” with its gypsy violin and her “Armonia,” a world music-rich track, speak to global peace. Gisele Scales is definitely on the rise.”