Josephine Foster And The Victor Herrero Band Perlas on LP
Following their album of Spanish folk songs Anda Jaleo (2010), Josephine Foster and the Victor Herrero Band have created a superb follow-up entitled Perlas (Pearls) due out on Fire Records. It is a jewel of a collection, with songs and poems selected by Josephine herself, gathered from dusty old scores and brought vividly to the present with warm performances full of flesh-and-blood emotion.
Made with a variety of stringed instruments and simple percussion, the songs were recorded live in the studio on to analog tape by Paco Loco in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. Foster breathes new life into timeless traditional melodies, drawing from the Spanish-folk traditions of Castile, the Basque, Santander and the Costa Brava. Elemental themes of love bind the collection together, with a melancholy joy that casts a shadow of desire and loss.
Josephine Foster And The Victor Herrero Band Perlas Track Listing:
1. Puerto De Santa Maria
2. Sangre Colorada
3. Cuando Vienes Del Monto
4. Cuatro Pinos
6. Dame Esa Flor
7. En Esta Larga Ausencia
10. Brillante Estrella