Josephine Foster

NEWS


BIO

Josephine Foster‘s ‘No More Lamps In the Morning’ (2016) is a new folk route, a stripped down starsailor vector connecting heller to highwater. Foster, on nylon string guitar, and husband Victor Herrero, accompanying on Portuguese guitar, together weave intimate readings of songs spanning Foster’s songwriting career including selections from recent albums ‘This Coming Gladness’ (2008) and ‘I’m a Dreamer’ (2013) and back to ‘Born Heller’ (2004).

Foster’s new route is a free, chromatic music, a tuneful montana of mind–an expansive harmonic space dominated by Rif mountain on the horizon. As highwater as the music is, as broad the stylistic palette of the musicians, the music really exists in service of the lyrics. Two of the songs on ‘No More Lamps In The Morning’ are poems by Rudyard Kipling and James Joyce given musical settings by Foster. The rest arguably are musical settings of her own poems strengthened in a fiery crucible of guitars (and on two tracks Gyða Valtýsdóttir‘s cello) in which dissonant notes bend and quaver as wirefork embers, dying without affecting the glowing tonal fire which unites contrary forces in a Moroccan speakeasy.

She and Victor Herrero have performed, for an audience of burros, concerts of Federico Garcia Lorca poems set to music. A music of wandering and a music of roots. An impermanent tradition passed down for generations. Let your loved ones know. – text by Chris Davis

LINE-UP
SOLO
Josephine
Foster: guitar (nylon, electric), vocals

DUO with
Victor Herrero: Portuguese guitar
or Gyða Valtýsdóttir: cello

 


LINKS


PRESS


CONTACT

Promo: alice[at]firerecords.onmicrosoft.com

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Faithful Fairy Harmony

    Fire Records2018
    LP / CD / Digital
  • No More Lamps in the Morning

    Fire Records2016
    CD / LP / digital
  • Little Life

    Fire Records2013
    CD / 10" / digital
  • I’m a Dreamer

    Fire Records2013
    CD / LP / Digital
  • Blood Rushing

    Fire Records2012
    CD / LP / digital
  • Perlas

    Fire Records2012
    CD / LP / digital
  • Anda Jaleo

    Fire Records2010
    CD / LP / digital
  • Graphic As A Star

    Fire Records2010
    CD / LP / digital
  • This Coming Gladness

    Fire Records / Bo'Weavil Recordings2008
    CD / LP / digital
  • A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

    Locust Music2006
    CD / LP

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 24/03/2016FranceToulouseMusée des Abattoirs, Auditoriuminfos
  • 20/03/2016FranceLaroquebrou (15)Festival Hibernarock, Eglise Saint-MartinRachael Daddinfos
  • 19/03/2016FranceParisFestival Paris Music, Musée National Eugène Delacroix (DUO w/ Gyða Valtýsdóttir)infos event
  • 17/10/2014FrancePauFestival le Grain de la Voixinfos
  • 04/10/2014BelgiqueGent (Be)VooruitWooden Wandinfos event
  • 27/09/2014FranceDunkerqueFestival We Will Folk You, Les 4 EclusesL'Hapax Formation, Amen Dunesinfos event
  • 03/07/2014FranceMarseilleMIMI Festival, Friche la Belle de Maiinfos event
  • 21/06/2014FranceEymoutiers (87)Les Échappées Art Contemporain, Espace Paul Rebeyrolleinfos event
  • 20/06/2014FranceParisLe Petit BainJozef Van Wisseminfos event
  • 05/06/2014FranceSaint-ÉtienneFestival des Musiques Innovatrices, Musée de la Mineinfos
  • 24/05/2014FranceMontreuilLe Chinois event
  • 23/05/2014FranceLavalFestival 'Les Trois Eléphants', Jaja Divininfos event
  • 06/05/2014FranceStrasbourgHall des Charsinfos event
  • 05/05/2014FranceDijonHouse Showinfos
  • 30/04/2014FranceLyonLe SonicSathonayinfos event
  • 17/04/2014FranceBrest[ANNULÉ] La CarèneElysian Fieldsinfos event
  • 21/03/2014FranceNantesLe Lieu Unique, Festival 'Assis! Debout! Couché!'Pillars & Tongues, Mendelson, Sun Kill Moon, Sonic Boom (DJ set)infos event

NEWS

BIO

Josephine Foster‘s ‘No More Lamps In the Morning’ (2016) is a new folk route, a stripped down starsailor vector connecting heller to highwater. Foster, on nylon string guitar, and husband Victor Herrero, accompanying on Portuguese guitar, together weave intimate readings of songs spanning Foster’s songwriting career including selections from recent albums ‘This Coming Gladness’ (2008) and ‘I’m a Dreamer’ (2013) and back to ‘Born Heller’ (2004).

Foster’s new route is a free, chromatic music, a tuneful montana of mind–an expansive harmonic space dominated by Rif mountain on the horizon. As highwater as the music is, as broad the stylistic palette of the musicians, the music really exists in service of the lyrics. Two of the songs on ‘No More Lamps In The Morning’ are poems by Rudyard Kipling and James Joyce given musical settings by Foster. The rest arguably are musical settings of her own poems strengthened in a fiery crucible of guitars (and on two tracks Gyða Valtýsdóttir‘s cello) in which dissonant notes bend and quaver as wirefork embers, dying without affecting the glowing tonal fire which unites contrary forces in a Moroccan speakeasy.

She and Victor Herrero have performed, for an audience of burros, concerts of Federico Garcia Lorca poems set to music. A music of wandering and a music of roots. An impermanent tradition passed down for generations. Let your loved ones know. – text by Chris Davis

LINE-UP
SOLO
Josephine
Foster: guitar (nylon, electric), vocals

DUO with
Victor Herrero: Portuguese guitar
or Gyða Valtýsdóttir: cello

 

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Faithful Fairy Harmony

    Fire Records2018
    LP / CD / Digital
  • No More Lamps in the Morning

    Fire Records2016
    CD / LP / digital
  • Little Life

    Fire Records2013
    CD / 10" / digital
  • I’m a Dreamer

    Fire Records2013
    CD / LP / Digital
  • Blood Rushing

    Fire Records2012
    CD / LP / digital
  • Perlas

    Fire Records2012
    CD / LP / digital
  • Anda Jaleo

    Fire Records2010
    CD / LP / digital
  • Graphic As A Star

    Fire Records2010
    CD / LP / digital
  • This Coming Gladness

    Fire Records / Bo'Weavil Recordings2008
    CD / LP / digital
  • A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

    Locust Music2006
    CD / LP

CONTACT

Promo: alice[at]firerecords.onmicrosoft.com