When teenage imaginings transcend childhood's end and lodge with concrete ferocity within the sound world of adult reality, one can find a unique realm where dulcimers and glam-rock frenzies manifest with uniform importance. The trick is knowing not to discern a difference. GILLIAN CHADWICK understands this more than most Visconti acolytes. Her employment of the fantastic within EX REVERIE’s epic confines heralds a return to a reality deeper than most modern folksinger neo-realists can manage to muster. In a post ‘70s realm the struggle is to circumnavigate irony without succumbing to blandness or facile dictations of woe. Ex Reverie's The Door Into Summer maps that route with crystalline authority.