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Jess Pillmore

Jess Pillmore

Jess Pillmore


"I seem to crave every possible means of communication. I feel we're all expressing the same fundamentals but the true challenge is finding out which phrasing works at any given time. My goal is to be artistically multi-lingual but in true childlike rebellion, I avoided the first language I was raised with... music. - Jess Pillmore Reviews *** 3 out of 4 stars "she mixes in folky type songs with lush, somewhat ambient arrangements.... to produce an overall sound that is simultaneously innovative and accessible. Read more on Last.fm
"I seem to crave every possible means of communication. I feel we're all expressing the same fundamentals but the true challenge is finding out which phrasing works at any given time. My goal is to be artistically multi-lingual but in true childlike rebellion, I avoided the first language I was raised with... music.

- Jess Pillmore Reviews *** 3 out of 4 stars "she mixes in folky type songs with lush, somewhat ambient arrangements.... to produce an overall sound that is simultaneously innovative and accessible. (Maverick Magazine, London, England) "Pillmore's new album, Reveal, is a distinctive record made all the more interesting by its biting observations... which owe as much to Gregory Corso as to Fiona Apple, with gritty tone selection and restrained virtuosity." (Nashville Scene-Critic's Pick) "The songs are mellow and passionate...

Her style is creative and the songs are diverse enough to keep the album alluring." (Impact Press) "Troubled but talented, Pillmore takes fiery and turbulent singer/songwriting to another level with Reveal."(Invisiblelimb.net) "This beguiling artist literally oozes a self-assured vision and attitude on her latest indie CD... her crypto-poetic delivery plays like the NYC-cool inner dialogues of Suzanne Vega and Jim Carroll crossed with the power-pop leanings of Jennifer Trynin and the unpredictable shifts of middle-period PJ Harvey. Absorb the names Ive dropped and then forget them, as even at this early stage in her career, Pillmore is easily more than the sum of those parts." (Connect Savannah - Best Bet) **** 4 out of 5 stars "Jess Pilmore brings a gritty side to her electric folk songs on Reveal. She is a complex songwriter, stringing stories and thoughts into song...

This disc is intelligently written, emotionally challenging, and sung in such a way to draw you in, just to see what is behind the strong front Pillmore attempts to erect. Yet, you can see the fragility lurking just behind it if you pay attention." (Phantom Tollbooth) "Somber and deep, Jess Pillmore wraps poetry around a great group of musicians... This is one dark album, filled mostly with eyes closed/reflective emotion with no foul scents of fashionable pop-music trends." (BuzzGrinder.com) "striking and daring, literally and lyrically"(KGPR MT 89.9 fm) "For fans of quick-tongued bittersweet girl folk a la Ani,... dark chords, throaty vocals and the kind of lyrics that come from lots of philosophical pondering and very little reality-TV watching." (Mountain XPress - Smart Bet) "Singer/songwriter Jess Pillmore's deep, husky alto, with its rich tonal quality is the ace card.

(Splendid e-zine) "...Pillmores indie voice waxes and wanes throughout provocative ideas and creations." (1340mag.com) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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