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No More Lamps in the Morning
  • Artist: Josephine Foster
  • Label: Fire America
  • UPC: 809236100214
  • Item #: 1559362X
  • Genre: Folk
  • Release Date: 2/5/2016
  • Rank: 218776
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Price: $19.99
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No More Lamps in the Morning on LP

Vinyl LP pressing. 2016 release from acclaimed songwriter Josephine Foster. No More Lamps In the Morning 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 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 2 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. Recorded live to tape by Henry Hirsch and Patrick Higgins at Future-Past Studios, Hudson, NY, in February 2014, the record was mixed by Patrick Higgins.