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Ex Reverie

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The most impressive band to come out of Greg and Jessica Weeks’s Language of Stone repertoire so far is Ex Reverie. It’s the spawn of Gillian Chadwick, the other half of Jessica Weeks’s Woodwose.

Chadwick’s singing on the band’s debut, The Door into Summer, evokes a more sinister Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention), her voice rising like an incantation over the music and then falling back among the flora. Her tonal flexibility allows her to keep up with the fertile evolution of her suites (more than half the songs here exceed five minutes).

This evolution carries each song through a distinct musical history loosely rooted in parallel musical histories: that of the stringed instrument, of folk and rock music, and of her own experience as a listener and player. Listening through the accelerated eons of her songs is the equivalent of watching a lizard grow wings and feathers in real time.

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  • DetailedIngot

    dawn comes for us all. wow...

    30 Mar 2011 Reply
  • equalrising

    Needs new album :/ been sooo long. every fan on last.fm wants more since The Door Into Summer. i sure pray that she releases this new album on wax. also anxious to see East Of The Sun video. @IHoTep with this long due process i hope she continues on the same path but has a new horizon that hasn't been said before.

    19 Oct 2010 Reply
  • fat_fleshy_fingers

    [re: Could someone please recommend similar artists, which are neither cheesy, nor "indie"?] espers and fairport convention

    28 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Special_K_ate

    i need this album!

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • AndresAnkh

    This is great, =)

    1 Dec 2009 Reply
  • zvodkaz

    this band has cool pictures

    17 Jul 2009 Reply
  • moeteiru

    the guitar is crucial. her voice and lyrics and all that really sell it, but still.

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • dust_and_guilt

    Could someone please recommend similar artists, which are neither cheesy, nor "indie"?

    16 Mar 2009 Reply
  • hombremenguante

    flying backwards into the future on gillian's superheroine wings. every century has its retrogarde and here it is. glam's not dead. our dawn will come!

    14 Feb 2009 Reply
  • indiescutable

    excellent

    12 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Jacob_Grimm

    Damn good.

    8 Nov 2008 Reply
  • moeteiru

    to me it sounds like INCREDIBLE MUSIC

    20 Jun 2008 Reply
  • fat_fleshy_fingers

    i'm not saying it actually is or it is trying to be that, i'm saying, to me it sounds like that

    26 May 2008 Reply
  • IHoTep

    fat_fleshy_fingers. your statements of the two bands are direct to her sounding like them. she doesn't sound or mix the two.neither, nor, does she or is trying to at all. the guitars are way more bloated and it's a deeper 70's 80's exploitation feel rather. two amazing talented bands. but no.

    26 May 2008 Reply
  • fat_fleshy_fingers

    it's like a mix between espers and fairport convention

    25 May 2008 Reply
  • moeteiru

    you're just now realized...

    27 Mar 2008 Reply
  • schizodanny

    I hope this won't be falling into wrong hands.

    13 Mar 2008 Reply
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