In retreat from big city life in Toronto in June of 2011, I spent six months in a small cabin on the Telkwa High Road outside of the town of Smithers in Northern British Columbia. Nestled in nature at its most dramatic, it was a time of great renewal and creativity. Having arrived with a U-Haul containing all my instruments and recording gear, I had the blessed gift of time to discover what it would sound like to indulge myself musically for no other purpose than pleasure and exploration. I am excited to witness that I have opened an entirely new chapter after so many years playing bass in bands.
The diverse moods on the album were painted by the sonic colours of the following instruments: cello body as percussion, bowed cello, didgeridoo, synth sounds and various samples, bohdrán, bass guitar, ghungroos, ashiko, djembe, bell, berimbau, shakers, fretless bass guitar, jaw harp, tingshaws, antique typewriter, wood stove, ash bucket, gopichand, udu, rainstick, shaker, flute, kamel n'goni, buffalo drum. Gary Diggins plays flugel horn.
I extend my deepest gratitude to my beloved parents for their help in creating this great adventure. Many thanks to Peter J Slack for his friendship, creativity, company on the long drive and for supporting the mastering process. Thank you to Gary Diggins for flugel on Amy’s Song, to Seonaid Davis and Luis Azofeifa for the sweet little cabin and for everyone in the Bulkely Valley for making me feel so welcome. Thank you Shaw Percussion.
released April 1, 2013
Composed, Performed* and Recorded by Jennifer Gillmor
in Smithers, British Columbia, Canada, Fall 2011.
*Flugel horn on Amy’s song performed by Gary Diggins.
Mixed by Jennifer Gillmor and Isabelle Noël.
Mastered by Noah Mintz at The Lacquer Channel.
Graphic design: Jennifer Gillmor.
Jen is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed and recorded in projects ranging from funk to folk, rock to reggae, music
influenced by traditions of African and Celtic cultures as well as experimental projects. She has created music for film, dance, theatre and multimedia projects. She has toured internationally, appeared in many music videos and on various local and national television shows....more