Gillespie, Jenny / Cure For Dreaming
Album: Cure For Dreaming   Collection:General
Artist:Gillespie, Jenny   Added:Mar 2016
Label:Narooma Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-03-15 Pull Date: 2016-05-15
Week Ending: May 15 May 8 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 20
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Recent Airplay
1. Aug 18, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
Pain Travels (Chakra Huckster)
4. Jan 22, 2021: KZSU Time Traveler
Part Potawatomi
2. Mar 31, 2023: KZSU Time Traveler
His Voyage Innocent
5. May 08, 2020: KZSU Time Traveler
Involuntary Sway
3. Jan 21, 2022: KZSU Time Traveler
Part Potawatomi
6. Jan 24, 2020: KZSU Time Traveler
Last Mystery Train

Album Review
Francis D
Reviewed 2016-03-06
“Cure for Dreaming” Jenny Gillespie
Jenny Gillespie weaves folk, electronica, progressive jazz, and 1970s pop into a fabric that’s at once accessible and experimental. Gillespie is a true artist — painting with a palette that includes her wonderfully expressive voice and a mix of piano, guitar and electronica. She’s a former editor of children’s stories. Has an MFA in poetry. And is a student of African guitar picking. As I said, an artist and riveting storyteller. The lyrics are consistently excellent. This album — her fourth along with two EPs — is both challenging and comfortable. A unique contribution to today’s folk-pop scene.
— Francis

Recommended: 3, 6, 5, 2, 7. No FCCs detected.

1. (4:56) Dhyana by the River — Switches between being stately baroque and up-tempo, and edgy folk with a chugging rhythm, plink-y piano and strident snare. Gillespie’s vocals are reed-thin as she reaches for her highest registers.
2. (2:39) No Stone — Piano and synths rise and fall. Vocals are jazzy and free-form. Lyrics end with, “Tomorrow will be better, I guess/That’s a story I tell myself.” ***
3. (4:47) Part Potawatomi — Breezy and jazzy with a strummed guitar, slinky Latin beat, shimmering synths, and funky bass line. Breathy and airy lead vocals and tropical backing vocals. ****
4. (4:01) Evening Loving — Avant-garde folk-pop, again with experimental trappings. Fingerpicked acoustic guitar and ringing synth counterpoint. Interesting, complex drum line.
5. (5:47) Last Mystery Train — Melodic baroque-pop with a soaring, cinematic melody. Piano. Achingly beautiful pedal steel guitar echoes across the landscape. ****
6. (3:43) Involuntary Sway — Bouncy, cheerful pop-rock. March-like tempo. Electric piano. Shimmering synths. Sweet lead vocals and rich harmonies. Catchy. ****
7. (5:06) His Voyage Innocent — Repeated piano arpeggios and synth replies. Gillespie’s vocals are especially artful here, expressive and distinctive. Builds toward the end, with repeated, “Who will mother me?” ***
8. (4:09) Pain Travels (Chakra Huckster) — Orchestral closer. Electric piano again leads the way, with Gillespie’s vocals crystal clear, supported by swelling synth strings.

Track Listing
1. Dhyana By The River   5. Last Mystery Train
2. No Stone   6. Involuntary Sway
3. Part Potawatomi   7. His Voyage Innocent
4. Evening Loving   8. Pain Travels (Chakra Huckster)